When most people see a bug in their house, they take action and spray bug poison or set traps for the insects.  But can this do any damage to your dog or pets?  This something most people may not consider when following through with their bug extermination plans.

Unfortunately, most insect poison is dangerous to both insects and animals (go figure).  For example, people will use the chemical boric acid to take care of ant problems or to get rid of silverfish and it’s been proven that boric acid is dangerous towards pets.

So what should you do if you are about to spray your house for bugs?  You can easily prevent any negative things from happening towards your dogs or your pets by thinking ahead.  Start by collecting all of your dog’s toys, blankets, beds, etc. and put them in a place that will not be in contact with the bug poison.  Next be sure to put up your dog’s food and water bowl.  Finally, take your dog outside or to a place that is poison free until it’s safe for you to go back into your home.

By taking these steps you will help to prevent your dog from getting sick from bug poison while at the same time taking care of your insect problems.


We’ve all be there when we’ve been potty training and crate training puppies and not seeing any progress at all.  Usually when we’ve been at it for several days (or weeks for that matter), we may begin to ask ourselves if our dog is even possible to be potty trained.  This informative article will go over what you need to know to be able to determine if it is possible for you to potty train your dog.

The first thing to consider is if your dog has any learning hindrances or disabilities.  If your dog is scared of your, is blind, deaf, or has any other types of impairments then you may have some learning issues that are not within your control.  On the other hand, if your dog is completely normal and you think he is just a bit “un-intelligent”, then it is certainly possible to train your dog.

Now, in terms of intelligence, you can generally determine how smart or “dumb” your dog is by using the following tricks.  If your dog can learn a trick within one to five repetitions of the trick, then you have a generally intelligent dog.  If on the other hand, it takes your dog thirty to forty repetitions before he or she can learn a trick, then your dog will take longer to learn how to become potty trained.

Hopefully this article will have helped to shed some light on your dog’s potty training abilities.  With this information you should be able to determine how difficult it will be to be able to start housebreaking an older dog or puppy.

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