Archive for September, 2013

APA Approved Indoor Potty That’s Better Than Fake Grass

Monday, September 30th, 2013

There are many different types of dog potty systems available for dogs and their owners to help them . There are artificial grass dog potty systems, pee pads and plastic grate systems. So, it’s no wonder that dog owners are confused as to which type and which product within that type is the best dog potty system for their dog.
UGODOG APA Approved Let’s see if we can help you to find your perfect dog training system.
The ONLY Indoor Dog Potty System With American Pet Association’s Approval
There is ONLY ONE indoor dog potty product that is approved by the American Pet Association and has received a 5 Star rating from the APA. That is the UGODOG product. APA 5 Stars is the approval of a product based on APA Testing and research that insures a product is approved for real world intended usage and is considered safe, humane and as-advertised.
We are so very proud of our dog potty product and that’s certainly a sentiment many of our clients share.
My very tiny 1.8 pound, 9 week old havanese puppy uses the Ugodog with no problem. What a smart, simple idea. I don’t want to use piddle pads, which are expensive and environmentally ugly. Plain old newspaper is cheap, abundant, and works just fine. The Ugodog isn’t exactly the same dimensions as the newspaper, but seriously-how much effort does it take to fold it to fit ? No more worrying about wet or soiled unsanitary newspaper on the floor (yuck), nothing shredded to pieces. Cleans up with very little effort. Well worth paying what they ask for the convenience and ease of use, and it pays for itself in a short time with the money saved on piddle pads.”
by Rad Mom on Amazon.com

What exactly does a 5 Star APA Rating Mean?
In order to receive this top rating from the APA, the product must meet the following requirements:
1) Humane Treatment of pets and people (product must be intended to be used, or will commonly be used in such a way that is humane to pets and the treatment of customers and employees must be positive and productive.)
2)Business Ethics (Business must pass a background check and not be involved in questionable or unethical business practices. The product claims and marketing must be factual and not misleading.)
3) Product Quality (Product must be manufactured in such a way and with quality materials so that it meets or exceeds expected lifetime)
4) Safety (The product should be safe for use as intended for both pets and humans.)
5) Ongoing Feedback (Ongoing feedback must be consistent and representative of the initial testing results for a product to remain approved. Approval status can be checked 24/7 at this site)
Our Indoor Dog Potty Goes Beyond The APA Approval
In additional to the coveted APA approval, there are other factors that make the UGODOG indoor dog potty system the best choice for you and your dog.
1) Bacteria Free – our indoor dog potty system has a unique plastic design that makes daily clean up easy and of course, keeps it bacteria free. Pee Pads may leak and artificial grass products are difficult to clean so bacteria can flourish.
2) Easy To Clean – the two grate system in the UGODOG dog potty system can be cleaned with a wet town or in a sink (how easy is that!). Compared to pee pads (which dogs can shred) and grass dog pottys (which require a hose and scrubbing to clean), there’s just no easier indoor dog potty system than the UGODOG product.
3) Cost Effective – because the UGODOG indoor dog potty is created with the highest quality materials it will last so you would most likely only purchase it once. With 2 sizes to choose from, the prices range from $49.95 to $99.95. You probably didn’t know that the average dog owner spends about $400.00 per year on pee pads and that the average cost for a grass indoor dog potty product is about $150.00. Compare these costs to the UGODOG indoor dog potty and it’s a no brainer!
4) Dry Paws – The unique convex shaped grates in the UGODOG dog potty product allows urine to pass through the grates and it then collects in the base so your dog’s paws remain dry. It’s easy to see that with pee pads and with the artificial grass potty systems, that simply is not the case. So, keep your dog from tracking urine throughout the house!
Are you ready to give yourself an easier and better indoor dog potty product? Visit us at http://www.ugodog.net and order yours today.

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How To Potty Train A Yorkie

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Dear fellow Yorkie lover,
We know that Yorkies are adorable, cute little dogs that many of us have fallen in love with. How can anyone resist? But, as cute as they are, it’s a well known issue that smaller dogs have a more difficult time with potty training than larger dogs. So, we’re here to help you. We answer questions about potty training puppies almost every day because we created the best indoor dog potty system on the market. It’s the ONLY APA (American Pet Association) approved product of it’s kind. So we know what we’re talking about.

Yorkie potty training
Learn about yorkie training and potty training puppies with our useful information below. Here are some general things to know before you begin the process of potty training your yorkie puppy.

1) Puppies are like children. And just like children, they do not know right from wrong. They have to be taught.

2) The Age Of Your Yorkie Affects The Potty Training Process

a) The general rule of thumb is that for the first 5 – 7 weeks of your Yorkie’s life, you will need an indoor potty training system is necessary and should be used in conjunction with the housebreaking process.

b) The most important time in potty training puppies takes place between the first 8 – 16 weeks. This is when it’s important that your training be consistent. That means using the same techniques and keeping to a time frame. Be aware that at this age, puppies can generally hold their bladder for as long as 2 hours. So, consider then when setting up a time frame on how often to take him out.

c) By the time your Yorkie is 16 weeks old he should be able to hold his bladder for as long as 4 hours. Your home dog training process should continue but of course by now, your puppy should be quite well trained. You can simply change your time frame now from taking him out every 2 hours to taking him out every 4 hours.

d) By the time your beloved Yorkie is 6 months old he should be able to hold his bladder for 5 – 6 hours. Most puppies are housebroken by this time, although there may be the occasional “accident”, depending on factors such as changes in the environment and of course any infections or illnesses.

If you suspect an infection or illness please take your Yorkie to your Veterinarian immediately.

Tips On Potty Training Your Yorkie Puppy

Potty train your Yorkie puppy the easy way with 7 easy to follow steps.

1) Never, ever physically punish your puppy. It’s cruel and it eventually results in bad behavior from your dog. Many dog owners make this mistake when potty training puppies so don’t make this same mistake.

2) You want to catch your Yorkie “in the act” and immediately pick him up and take him outside to where you would like him to go. Use a stern voice, enough to let him know that what he was doing was not acceptable. It’s important to catch him “in the act” because it can be confusing to your pet when you’re scolding him and he’s not sure why. You want to potty train a puppy to go outside but it takes time and patience.

3) You want your puppy to learn where it’s NOT appropriate to relieve himself. Notably in the home, near food and sleeping areas. You can do this by using a crate and an indoor potty system. Although it may seem cruel to put your beautiful Yorkie in a crate the truth is, it offers a sense of security for him. It’s “his” place. It’s important to note that he should only be confined in the crate for a short period of time. It’s not meant to be a jail cell. You can put your puppy in the crate when you’re away from home but make sure to note the recommendations we have given you regarding the age of your puppy and how often they need to relive themselves.

Crates can be metal or wood or even plastic. These days, they come in a large variety of shapes and materials. Make it comfortable for your Yorkie by making sure it’s large enough for him to turn around in and be comfortable, but not so large that they can roam. In general, dogs do not generally relieve themselves in their immediate territory so you want to keep the space small enough to avoid him “going” in his crate.

4) Consistency is the key factor in potty training puppies. Not only in timing how often to take your puppy outside but also in location. When you do take him outside, make sure to take him to the same spots. For an indoor dog potty system, make sure it remains in the same area in your home. Keep to a feeding schedule as well. Use the same language and the same tone of speech each time you are going to take him out. The more consistent you can be, the better it will be for you and your beloved dog.

5) Don’t wait to begin the house training process. As soon as you bring your new puppy home, start right away. To potty train a puppy, you need to establish your house rules as soon as you can.

6) Make sure to reward your pet by praising him when he does the right thing. Just like children, puppies need to know that they’ve pleased you.

7) A little tip that may help in the first 6 months of potty training puppies is to put up the puppy’s water bowl during the night. This will keep him from drinking throughout the night which will help him (and you) to sleep through the night!

Follow these tips and you will successfully potty train a puppy!

Well, we hope that these tips on how to house train a yorkie puppy will help you and your new family member to become the very best of friends for many, many years.

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Having trouble with your dog not listening?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

If you’re having trouble with your dog not listening to you, click here for dog training advice and tips on our UGODOG blog!

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How To House Train A Puppy

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Who doesn’t love a puppy? Let’s face it, they are lovable! And owning a puppy can be filled with beautiful and wonderful moments but anyone who has a puppy or is considering adopting one should also be aware that there is some work involved. Mainly, house training that puppy.
House Train a Puppy Learn about potty training puppies with our useful information. So, here are some general things to know before you begin the process of potty training your puppy.

1) Puppies are like children. And just like children, puppies do not know right from wrong. They have to be taught.

2) Age Of Your Puppy Affects How To Potty Train A Puppy

a) The general rule of thumb is that for the first 5 – 7 weeks of a puppy’s life, an indoor potty training system is necessary and should be used in conjunction with the housebreaking process.

b) The most important time in potty training puppies takes place between the first 8 – 16 weeks. This is when it’s important that your training be consistent. That means using the same techniques and keeping to a time frame. Be aware that at this age, puppies can generally hold their bladder for as long as 2 hours. So, consider then when setting up a time frame on how often to take him out.

c) By the time your pet is 16 weeks old he should be able to hold his bladder for as long as 4 hours. Your home dog training should continue but of course by now, your puppy should be quite well trained. You can simply change your time frame now from taking him out every 2 hours to taking him out every 4 hours.

d) By the time your puppy is 6 months old he should be able to hold his bladder for 5 – 6 hours. Most puppies are housebroken by this time, although there may be the occasional “accident”, depending on factors such as changes in the environment and of course any infections or illnesses.

If you suspect an infection or illness please take your pet to your Veterinarian immediately.

Tips On House Training Your Puppy

Potty train a puppy the easy way with our easy to follow steps.

1) Never, ever physically punish your puppy. It’s cruel and it eventually results in bad behavior from your dog. Many dog owners make this mistake when potty training puppies so don’t make this same mistake.

2) Catch your puppy “in the act” and immediately pick him up and take him outside to where you would like him to go. Use a stern voice, enough to let him know that what he was doing was not acceptable. It’s important to catch him “in the act” because it can be confusing to your pet when you’re scolding him and he’s not sure why. You want to potty train a puppy to go outside but it takes time and patience.

3) You want your puppy to learn where it’s NOT appropriate to relieve himself. Notably in the home, near food and sleeping areas. You can do this by using a crate and an indoor potty system. Although it may seem cruel to put your puppy in a crate the truth is, it offers a sense of security for your pet. It’s “his” place. It’s important to note that the puppy should only be confined in the crate for a short period of time. It’s not meant to be a jail cell. You can put your puppy in the crate when you’re away from home but make sure to note the recommendations we have given you regarding the age of your puppy and how often they need to relive themselves.

Crates can be metal or wood or even plastic. These days, they come in a large variety of shapes and materials. Make it comfortable for your pet by making sure it’s large enough for him to turn around in and be comfortable, but not so large that they can roam. In general, dogs do not generally relieve themselves in their immediate territory so you want to keep the space small enough to avoid him “going” in his crate.

4) Consistency is the key factor in potty training puppies. Not only in timing how often to take your puppy outside but also in location. When you do take him outside, make sure to take him to the same spots. For an indoor dog potty system, make sure it remains in the same area in your home. Keep to a feeding schedule as well. Use the same language and the same tone of speech each time you are going to take him out. The more consistent you can be, the better it will be for you and your beloved dog.

5) Don’t wait to begin the house training process. As soon as you bring your new puppy home, start right away. To potty train a puppy, you need to establish your house rules as soon as you can.

6) Make sure to reward your pet by praising him when he does the right thing. Just like children, puppies need to know that they’ve pleased you.

7) A little tip that may help in the first 6 months of potty training puppies is to put up the puppy’s water bowl during the night. This will keep him from drinking throughout the night which will help him (and you) to sleep through the night!

Follow these tips and you will successfully potty train a puppy!

Well, we hope that these tips on how to house train a puppy will help you and your new family member to become the very best of friends for many, many years.

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Is your little furry friend a character?

Friday, September 13th, 2013


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Awesome Celebrity Doggy Daddys

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

What makes an awesome doggy daddy? Taking your dog out for two long walks each day. Giving tons of affection and love. Providing them a constant, stable routine. Making sure they are socialized and friendly to others. So, can you be a hot famous celebrity and still be a good doggy daddy? UGODOG thinks these guys are doing pretty good!

Ryan Gosling

#1 Ryan Gosling

4-legged Companion: George
Breed: Mixed Breed-Wired Hair Pointer (we think)
Who is he? Began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club (1993–95). Now most famous for Ides of March, Gangster Squad, Crazy Stupid Love and The Note Book. He is a supporter of PETA, Invisible Children and the Enough Project and has travelled to Chad, Uganda and eastern Congo to raise awareness about conflicts in the regions.
Why he is an awesome doggy daddy: George is 13 years old Ryan has had him since a pup and says he likes apples and he is well traveled. Ryan has been photographed walking his dog on the streets, parks, red carpets, even on talk shows.

Justin Timberlake

#2 Justin Timberlake

4-legged Companion: Buckley, Brennan and Billy
Breed: 2 Boxers and a Pitbull/lab mix
Who is he? JT is an American actor, businessman and singer-songwriter. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. Timberlake released his solo studio albums Justified (2002) and FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006). Has debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “SexyBack”, “My Love”, and “What Goes Around… Comes Around”. He has held starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, In Time and Friends with Benefits. He has donated $100,000 from takings to Australian tour to Wildlife Warriors founded by Steve Irwin.
Why he is an awesome doggy daddy:Buckley, Brennan and Billy always home to greet Justin when he comes back from tour
When he or Jessica are not at home, his cousin Rachel takes good care of the pack. Actor singer claims the best kiss that he ever received was from his pooch Buckley.

Prince William Duke of Cambridge

#3 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

4-legged Companion: Lupo
Breed: Cocher Spaniel
Who is he? He is the eldest son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and his late wife, Princess Diana of Wales. His paternal grandparents are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is second in line to succeed his grandmother, after his father. Prince William was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews. He also completed training as an officer (eventually being commissioned as a lieutenant in the Blues and Royals Regiment), and a pilot (earning his wings by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell) in the British military.
Why he is an awesome doggy daddy: Despite having a newborn baby boy George, Prince William considers Lupo a priority. He is seen with them out on walks and even was included in a recent family photo.

Barack Obama and dog Sunny and Bo

#4 President Barack Obama

4-legged Companion: Bo and Sunny Obama
Breed: Portuguese Water Dog.
Who is he? He is the 44th and current President of the United States, the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree.
Why he’s an awesome doggie daddy: We all know President Obama is arguably the busiest man in the world, but he sure loves and trusts First Dog Bo. This lucky pup has been seen doing his fair share of work around the White House while the president’s away. By “work,” we of course mean

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Trianing Tip #16 – What to do when doggie doesn’t sleep

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Like humans sometimes doggies have trouble sleeping. There can be various causes for sleep restlessness in dogs:

Restless puppy

Puppies who have been comforted by the company mom and siblings is alone and may have trouble sleeping. Many puppies may still have bladder control issues that keep them up

Overweight dogs can be prone to sleep apnea, a condition where they stop breathing while they sleep.

Senior dogs may be in pain, due to health issues such as muscle aches, joint problems, bladder control or arthritis.

Inadequate exercise is the most common cause of canine insomnia due to pent-up energy.

Here are a few suggestions that may help your dog sleep through the night. Experiment with them to find the ones that work best for you and your pet.

Play! Exercise! Play! Make sure your dog gets lots of exercise through the day and especially the last few hours before bedtime. But don’t over do just give them enough to take the edge off.

Last drink water & Last potty! If your dog is a heavy drinker, leave some water… but don’t fill the bowl. A good trick is ice cubes. Instead of filling add ice cubes to the water bowl instead. That way they have something to do; plus it gives them enough water to stay hydrated, without filling their bladder. Make a “last call” for potty. Go out quickly, get down to business, come inside and go to bed.

Use the dog’s crate. If your dog is a night owl, crate or confine her. Not having access to the entire house and being limited to a crate or confined space with a soft comfortable bed, often is enough to help them chill out for the night.

Make going into the crate or area something they look forward to. With a smile say “Bedtime!” and toss a treat or toy where you want them to go.

Praise them once they are in their crate or confined area. Tell them “Good night” and then leave them alone. You don’t want them to think they are being punished, but you do want to establish a routine.

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