A Professional’s Guide to Dog Ownership

A Professional’s Guide to Dog Ownership

Work, love it or hate it, is one of life’s few constants. Whether entrenched in a promising career or on the prowl for a better professional opportunity, humans must schedule their lives around their work. This means that relationships, including one with a new pet, must be made to function within the confines of our professional schedules.

However, not every work schedule is the same, and professionals who work extraordinarily long or unconventional hours can find pet ownership to be an arduous yet gratifying task. The irony is that, as much as dogs ease the stress of a heavy workload, the relationship between pooch and owner can be strained by that workload.

That does not mean that it has to be, however. If you’re a busy professional who recently decided to adopt a canine companion, let this be your guide to creating a strong, balanced relationship without sacrificing your career.

Dogs as Life Coaches

Some very hard-working professions are associated with dog ownership. For young professionals, dog ownership can help to foster positive habits such as planning, work-life balance, selflessness, and cooperation. But in order to realize these positive character traits, a professional must make decisions and sacrifices that are inherent to dog ownership.

The first decision is which dog breed to buy. Dogs and hard-working professionals are not mutually exclusive, but only if choices are made within reality’s parameters. While all dogs crave human companionship, some dogs are more dependent upon human interaction than others. Strongly consider a low-energy breed if you are concerned about the consistency of hours spent apart from each other.

Choosing the right breed is the first step toward enjoying the many benefits of dog ownership. You are now ready to begin employing some more specific measures to maximize your dog’s, and in turn your own, happiness.

Easing the Strain of Work on a Dog’s Happiness

One benefit of working hard professionally is often a comfortable salary. This means that many professionals, young and older, can afford a dog sitting or dog walking service that will ease the sense of isolation a dog may feel while you are at work. Your pup will be grateful to see a friendly face equipped with a leash and doggy bag, and your conscience will thank you as well as you grind away at the office.

If you are not in a financial position to hire outside help, consider a doggy door. If that is not feasible, establishing an indoor bathroom – particularly for city dwellers – is one of the first steps to responsible ownership. It is recommended that you dog-proof a small room in the home. The bathroom is a common choice, but before leaving the dog alone for the day, consider these factors such as preserving rugs, any wooden siding, and preventing toilet-water consumption.

It cannot be emphasized enough that an outdoor option for the dog – whether in the form of hired help or an exit and entry door – is preferred. However, it is not an option for everybody. You will want to housebreak your pup as quickly as possible, but in the meantime the small, dog-proofed room may be your only viable option.

Business Trips: Make a Plan

Hard-working professionals may be tasked with heading out of town for business obligations. For many, this is more common than they would like.

If this is the case, make arrangements with a regular dog-sitter, whether that means that person house-sitting as well or taking the dog to their home while you are gone. Full-time boarding or dog daycares may also be an option, with the latter needing supplementation with a night-time caretaker.

If travel is part of your job, don’t stress, as it likely cannot be avoided. Still, make arrangements so that your dog’s routine changes as little as possible during these periods of prolonged separation.

Conclusion

Work is an enriching aspect of life for many. However, the responsibilities that come with full-time employment, especially in demanding fields, can be a detriment to one’s relationship with their dog. Still, many of the strains put on a dog and its owner by work can be minimized to a great extent with a bit of planning, preparation, and consistency.

Few Ways To Keep Your Pet Calm on 4th Of July

Few Ways To Keep Your Pet Calm on 4th Of July

  • Don’t take your pet along with you to watch your city’s fireworks display. You might find this fun and exciting, but your pet will find it nothing but pure terrifying torture and won’t understand what is going on. Remember how sensitive an animal’s hearing is, as compared to a human’s and be considerate of your pet’s comfort. In addition, pets are creatures of habit and love a stable routine, of which Fourth of July fireworks are anything but.

  • Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area while you party. Be mindful that Fourth of July celebrations aren’t always confined to your local city’s scheduled fireworks displays. Even neighborhood firecrackers, loud music, and block party celebrations can scare pets. In this case, it’s best to keep your pet confined to a quiet room in the house that he feels comfortable in, with his bed, a lot of chew toys, and some comforting white noise left on, like the TV or music, to mask foreign noises, and to keep him company while you’re out. Remember too that some animals can become destructive when frightened, involuntarily eliminating or defecating in fear, or displacing their anxiety by chewing, scratching, digging, and so on, so be sure that you’ve removed any items in the room you leave your pet in that your pet could destroy or that would be harmful to your pet if he chewed it.

  • Ensure your pet is safely confined in a spot they will feel comfortable in. Some pets can become so upset or frantic by loud noises that they simply want to bolt. Dogs can be very ingenious, and can find very clever ways to get out of rooms, houses, or fenced yards, only to become lost or worse. One such tragic story recounts what happened when a 2 year old dog, left at home alone while her family was out for only four hours to celebrate the Fourth of July, escaped from the house and fenced backyard. The family returned home to feces on the living room floor, an open sliding glass door, and a hole under their fence. Only days later did they find their dog, dead, on the side of a road where she was often walked. “From what we can tell, when she heard the fireworks she freaked out and pooped on the floor inside—for the first time ever—then she opened the sliding glass door with her paw, and dug a hole outside our fence…. She went searching for us.”

  • If you know that your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises like thunder, and there is no safe/quiet haven in your house, consult with your veterinarian before July 4th for alternative ways to help alleviate the fear and anxiety he or she will experience during fireworks displays.

  • Never leave your pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a chain. In their fear by the unusual loud noises and lights of fireworks, pets who normally wouldn’t leave the yard may escape and become lost, or become entangled in their chain, risking injury or death.

  • Don’t let your pet help you with the Bar-B-Q! Keep your pet away from grills, charcoal and lighter fluid. Sunscreen, insect repellent and citronella candles can also hurt your pet.

  • Even though you’re indulging, resist the urge to indulge your pet! Your pet will most likely happily eat up anything you give him, but remember that onions, salt, avocados and chocolate can all be fatally toxic to dogs and cats. In all of the festivities and crazy activity, it can be hard to keep track of what your pet has eaten, or what guests have “spoiled” him with, and too much “people food” can make your pet very sick.

  • If you suspect that your pet has ingested a toxic substance, or is displaying signs of overindulgence: Contact your vet or the 24-hour Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.

  • Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly. Animals found running loose without any identification should be taken to the local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners.

  • • Give them something fun to do during the main event, suggests Few Simple Tricks to Keep Your Dog Amused 
    , like play with a treat-filled Kong ball or their favorite toy.
Few Tips To Deal With Teething Puppy

Few Tips To Deal With Teething Puppy

Tip Number 1:

Offer frozen mini bagels, plain or fruit variety, not onion. 
Allowing them to chew, and eventually consume, the bagels helps to numb the gingiva, 
easing discomfort. The denseness of the bagel may actually help to remove loose baby teeth.

frozen bagels

Tip Number 2:

Cold carrots, while offering vitamins and minerals, may help relieve discomfort. 
Just don’t offer more than one whole carrot a day, because of its high fiber content.

frozen carrots

Tip Number 3:

 Frozen fruit, such as strawberries or bits of banana. 
The “cold pack” may help relieve oral discomfort and the fruit is edible, although it might get a little messy.

frozen fruits

Tip Number 4:

Wet a dishrag or towel, twist it into a rope-like shape and freeze. 
The cold helps relieve oral discomfort, and the chewiness of the towel helps encourage proper biting behavior.

wet towels

Tip Number 5:

Offer puppy-specific toys, such as a Chilly Bone or Kong. These can also be frozen.

> Don’t ever take over-the-counter pain medications without the express permission of your veterinarian. 
   Even holistic remedies, such as clove oil, are not recommended for puppies.

> Don’t give ice cubes to puppies. Puppy teeth are fragile and more likely to break.

> Do take your pet to the veterinarian to check the occlusion of the teeth as the puppy ages. 
Your veterinarian will address any malalignment quickly to prevent permanent issues when your puppy becomes an adult dog.

teething puppy


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Puppy Myths

Puppy Myths

Since the domestication of the canine species, many myths and alleged fun facts have surfaced. Here, I will help you put a few of them to rest. 

Did you know that most people believe dogs to be colorblind? That is in fact, not the case. Most dogs can see slight colors, primaraly blues, greens, yellows and shades of grey. Maybe that’s why dogs like tennis balls so much.. 

Ever heard that dogs mouth is cleaner than a human’s? This myth actually stems from the fact that dogs mouths consist of “dog” germs that are usually harmless for humans, but that doesn’t mean where your dogs mouth has been is clean!  Licking the concrete, eating grass, lapping up dirty rain water, sampling the neighboring dog’s poop are all things that can transfer germs from your dogs mouth to yours. Keep those pearly whites brushed!

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, this is a very common saying that I have personally used as a joke, but it is not necessarily true. Although old dogs can be stuck in their ways, and grumpy, (Hey, doesn’t that sound like someone you know?) training with you is a great way to make and keep connections with your dog. It builds trust between the both of you and most of the time it can be very rewarding when a dog knows they are doing something that makes you happy!

Puppy Goes Home - A Short Story

Puppy Goes Home – A Short Story

                The lights came on, waking me from my deep sleep. I untangle myself from my siblings and stretch out my stubby legs. And I’m up! Big day today, I think. Time to show my new family I am the one for them!  I look around and see the other pups waking up as well and look around for some water.  *Grumble grumble*I let out a surprised yip, I’m hungry!  I dance with happiness as I see our foster mom bringing us our food! “Yum, yum, yum,” I bark!  As soon as I can reach the food, I gobble it all up. Now, I am full and ready to take on the day! The door is opening, and here she comes! I rush to the edge of my puppy crib and jump up.  

                “Me! Pick me, I promise to do well.”  Foster mom must have decided someone else was a better fit because she passed by me and picked up my neighbor. That’s alright; I will get picked next time! The door opened again and here she comes! Is it my turn yet? It is, oh joy! I jump into her arms and she takes me with her. I am placed in a new area, and I immediately see the people who might take me home. How wonderful that would be, no? I pick myself up and with my head held high I strut over to them.

                “Please take me home with you, I promise to do the best I can and love you with all my little heart.” They coo at me and I think they like me, but all too soon I am taken back and put back in my home. Ah well I think, I know the right family will come for me. I see a little later that my neighbor still has not returned, and that makes me sad because I will miss her. I hope she loves her family as I know I will. I lie down next to my brother, and rest my head on his back. He grumbles a bit, but soon goes back to sleep. I close my eyes, all this excitement is so tiring.

                Suddenly I feel weightless and I open my eyes to see myself being taken back out to the playroom, am I meeting someone new? I am again set down and I look to my right and see the person I am being introduced to. My heart stops, she is the one. She is my new mother, I can feel it. My little tail starts to wag, faster and faster with the beat of my heart and the happiness that threatens to take over my entire being. The lovely lady picks me up and looks into my soul. I say, my heart belongs to you. She responded, and even though can’t understand her; I know she has chosen me. My heart overflows with love as my new mom says,

“She is the one.”

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Cupid puppy Back to School!

Cupid Puppy Back to School!

Puppy Heaven teacup Yorkie

It’s that time of year again!  Back to School is here and we have the perfect solution to those Back to School stressful first weeks – PUPPIES!  Take some time out to go to our website at Cupid puppy toy puppies and put a smile on your face when you see our adorable newest puppy additions.  We have two locations to serve you – One in Los Angeles and one in Las Vegas, NV. Call us now to set up your private teacup puppy showing today!

Cupid Teacup Yorkie

Cupid Teacup Yorkie

TEACUP YORKIE – Yorkshire, Northern England

Normally Teacup puppies and Teacup dogs are to be just companion pets, but in the case of the Yorkshire, Teacup breeds their original purpose was different. Produced during the 19th century a rat catcher in Yorkshire, England mills the dog, but eventually, people found out that it can be an excellent pet. A look at Teacup dog breeds list shows that most dogs have one progenitor; however the Yorkshire has three different ancestors.

During its, early days of existence, any dog that has the shape of Terrier with a long coat that has the color of blue along with fawn and silver head, as well as legs mixed with tall trimmed ears, is considered a Yorkshire. But in the latter years of the 1860s a woman named Mary Ann Foster, who owned a Yorkshire Terrier named “Huddersfield Ben” brought her pet to several dog shows, became famous. The result of this popularity is that Huddersfield Ben’s breed type became the defined measuring standard for the Yorkies small dogs.

A Yorkies’ dominant physical trait is their coat. A significant emphasis is placed on the quality, color and texture of their coat. (Note that this also applies to Yorkshire Teacup puppies.) The color of the coat should be dark gray to black. Hair must be bright, rich tan with dark roots in its head, legs and high chest. Some dogs have extra fine or wooly coats. Because of their long-haired coat Yorkies, need regular brushing to prevent knotting. To give the dog more ease in moving and have a neater appearance some dog owners trim their fur.

Yorkies are a dog that is easy to train due to their nature. Its personality is both emotionally and mentally secure. Also, they can attention-getters, curious, active and overprotective. They are best suitable for families with older children. Physical and mental stimulation along with limited exercise will keep the dog fit. Adaptability to all surroundings makes this an ideal pet for any home. The dog gives the impression of a “carriage very upright and “conveying an important air” though it can bark a lot like any other small dogs.

Teacup Puppy Potty Training

Teacup Puppy Potty Training

So, To make it a bit easier on you, we have composed our wonderful and easy to follow 6 steps teacup Puppies Potty Training guide. Simply follow these easy steps and you are sure to succeed.

No. 1 : Be consistent. The key is to follow one technique and stick to that hoping your teacup puppy sooner or later will get the point and eventually will bepotty trained. If you are having hard time with the training, enroll your new teacup puppy in puppy training school. However, do not switch programs repeatedly. This will confuse your puppy (and you) about what you’re trying to achieve in the long run. We suggest trying it yourself first using the MARAN Illustrated Dog Trainning Guide (Available on Amazon.com) for 4 weeks before giving up to trainning classes.

No. 2 : Decide if it’s potty training inside or outside you are interested in before beginning with your teacup puppy training . potty training Inside  can be reinforced with crates and paper training methods. Outside potty training can be reinforced with regular walks and practice that makes your pup understand it can pee only outdoors. Once you stick to a regimen, don’t change track.

No. 3 : Use the word ‘Outside’ and make sure your puppy understands its significance. When you say ‘Outside’ in a firm and excited tone, your puppy will correlate it with pee timing and soon, will be potty trained.

No. 4 : Designate a place indoors and outdoors and leave it covered with papers and crates.

Puppy Heaven | Teacup Puppy Potty Training

No. 5 : Don’t give up. Be consistent. Consistency is really important for you to achieve sound results in the end. Keep saying and doing the same things over and again, and your puppy will soon understand what you want it to do.

No. 6 : Do not underestimate your puppy. With a few weeks of practice, they’ll successfully be potty trained and your house will be a poop-free place to live in!

The most important this to keep in mind is that a teacup puppy is like a baby. It needs to feel that you will always love it and be there to take care of it no matter what. Never yell, punish or hit your teacup puppy if it doesnt get the point right away.

Use only positive reinforcive methods with treats and voice praises.

Good Luck!

Micro Puppies in a Big World

Micro Puppies in a Big World

adies and gentlemen, prepare to have your hearts stolen by the tiniest and most exquisite canines you will ever feast your eyes upon — micro teacup puppies! These loveable furballs might be micro-sized, but they make their presence known with their vibrant personalities. We guarantee one glimpse is all it takes for you to fall in love with these adorable beauties.    

Cupid Puppies is the home of beautiful, diverse, top-quality teacup puppies. These tiny divas and divos are guaranteed to melt your heart with their furry faces, vigorous energy, and unique characteristics. Also, teacup puppies are the sweetest babies you will ever meet, and they will adore all the attention you shower upon them. How precious is that?

At Foufou’s Puppies, we have an assortment of the loveliest and cutest teacup puppies available for you to adopt:

  • Pomeranians
  • Pomskies (Pomeranian/husky)
  • Poodles
  • Yorkies
  • Maltese
  • French bulldogs
  • Chihuahuas
  • Bichons
  • English bulldogs

After browsing our available puppies, we guarantee you will find your fur-ever friend among our litters!

Teacup puppies characteristics

Teacup puppies characteristics

Tiny Stature, Healthy Bodies

Contrary to popular misconception, all puppies purchased from Cupid Puppies are incredibly healthy. For credibility purposes, it is mandatory for all our puppies to pass a physical exam performed by our certified vet and be at least three months old before being transported to their new homes.

It’s imperative to note that these precious gems require significantly more care and attention, and any teacup puppy purchased must be tended to like a newborn baby. Their fragile size and delicate nature influence whether their immune systems can be compromised. Their diet and lifestyle are also essential for a long, healthy life. Therefore, how these tiny fluffballs are handled, cared for, and who they meet are crucial for their overall well-being and development. Rest assured, the older your precious beauty gets, the stronger and healthier their immune system becomes, which allows them to live their best doggy life ever!