Jeremiah and Emma : ) A Boy and His dog

I had a great opprotunity to train Jeremiah and his dog Emma a British Lab and very smart. I love to educate kids in what it takes to make sure

How Much Do Betta Fish Eat?

Betta fishes commonly found in aquariums at your house or office to enhance the beauty of that place. These are so brightly coloured that they will grab your attention instantly. Also known as Siamese fighting fish, they are aesthetically pleasing, graceful and multi-coloured fish. A Betta fish is that kind of animal that required protein-rich food. They love eating pellets and brine shrimps. They are carnivorous fishes and can consume tropical food since they are tropical in nature.

How to feed your Betta fish

How Much Do Betta Fish Eat?

It is very important to decide a system of feeding your fish. Once you practice a similar schedule of feeding for several days they become used to it and they adapt it all their life. There are various steps by which you can feed your Betta fish.

  • Decide a time for feeding- it is essential to make a specific time for feeding. You can take this time out, depending upon your work and availability. You need to be free for at least 8 to 10 minutes and you have to give this time to your fish completely. We must make sure that your favourite pet is eating healthy and properly. This is a very good way of giving the best health treatment for your baby pet. You can make one day in a week as a fast day. Don’t give anything to eat to your fish on this day as this helps in cleansing their digestive system.
  • number of feeds per day- you know you have to feed your fish daily but if you are not giving it the required amount to eat then also the fish will suffer from health issues. To ensure the proper amount of food given to Betta fishes, regulate the number of times in a day. Usually, you should feed the fish two times in a day that can be morning and night. Make sure do not overfeed or underfeed the fish because both the cases will be harm for the Betta.
  • Amount of food to be given- you now know you have to feed your Betta twice a day but how much quantity should you give in one meal so that it is sufficient for the fish is still a question. Fun fact- the size of the stomach of your Betta is just as big as the size of Betta’s eye. There are some people who don’t get enough time to take care of their Betta so they feed their fish just once a day. Suppose you are feeding your fish with pellets and you are feeding once a day, then do not exceed 4 pellets in one go. When feeding bloodworms don’t give more than 3. Similarly, if you are feeding the fish twice a day, don’t give more than 2 pellets and 1 bloodworm in one-time meal.
  • You know how to feed your fish, but do you know what to feed your Betta with. There are two kinds of food for Betta- staple and treat. You must start feeding with staple food and later move to treats. You can use staple for about 2 to 3 weeks and then give a treat to your fish. Sometimes when you feed your Betta just with a treat then it does not eat staple, hence it is important to feed it with both. Betta fishes can be picky sometimes so from the very early age, give the Betta all kinds of staple food so that it gets adapted to them

Best food for Betta fish

How Much Do Betta Fish Eat?

Betta fishes are the most desirable fishes to pet because of their ease to handle. They need is good food and they are set. If you want to feed your Betta fish with the best food then you must select some of them from a wide pool of options. best betta fish food includes-

  • Flakes- these are one of the most known foods for betta fish. They are easy to found and have all the nutrients required for the well being of betta. Flakes however should not be given too much to your betta, you can give them once or twice in a week.
  • Pellets- you must have heard about pellets. These are the most common food provided to the fish. Since these contain just the right amount of everything a betta needs. They are like chapatti to bettas, given every day can be given in every meal. They come in various colours and forms.
  • Frozen dried foods- just like the live foods, you can feed the fish with frozen dried food, just that the moisture has been removed from the food. Mostly freeze-dries foods have more nutrition content than flakes and pellets. They can be used daily for feeding and that is why it is important.
  • Live foods- f you want to give a long a healthy life to your betta then you need to have live foods in your food list. These are slightly more expensive than other kinds of food but it fulfils all the dietary needs of your fish. Live food is worth the price because it is the only kinds of food that the fish gets to eat in their natural environment. It includes food items like worms or shrimps and many more.
  • Frozen food- just like live food, you have frozen food too. People prefer frozen food more than live foods because of its ease to store. For live food you need to have specific requirements for storage, there is no such case with frozen food.

It is very important to serve the right food in the right amount to your betta fish. Overfeeding can make your fish sick, it can lead to constipation and can even cause problems while swimming. Sometimes your betta fish does not eat the food that you provide, it can be because the fish is sick or betta does not want to eat that food. Once you provide some other type of food, Betta will eat that immediately.

What to Feed a Guinea Pig?

What to Feed a Guinea Pig?

The guinea pig is a small herbivore that needs a proper diet , otherwise he falls ill quickly .

Unfortunately, many beginners in guinea pigs go on the wrong bases of the erroneous information conveyed by some sellers in the pet shop or think that it is enough to give a bowl of pellets to a guinea pig to keep it in good health.

In this chapter you will find the concepts you need to know in order to offer your little companion a diet that is as close as possible to that available to him in the wild.

Know the diet of your guinea pig

It can not be repeated enough: the guinea pig is a strict herbivore! This is an essential point to know to offer him a proper diet and keep him in good health.

Offer food constantly

Offer food constantly

In nature, guinea pigs do not have rich and varied food : to meet their nutritional needs, they must nibble constantly. It is a feeding method that must be reproduced for captive subjects, not only so that the guinea pig is never hungry, but also for its digestive system to work properly. For the best guinea pig food this is important.

It should be known that the permanent consumption of foods rich in cellulose ensures the continuity of peristaltic movements (gastrointestinal motility), that is to say intestinal movements.

The gastrointestinal musculature of the guinea pig is poorly developed : if its belly is empty, the peristaltic movements slow down or even stop, causing what is called a digestive stasis. As the digestive system no longer works, the guinea pig stops feeding.

That’s why your guinea pig should always have something to eat and this is where the hay distribution at will comes into play.

Offer varied fruits and vegetables

Offer varied fruits and vegetables

It has been scientifically proven that the guinea pig develops preferences for certain foods from the age of 2 days.

Also, you must offer your companion a wide range of fruits and vegetables from its first days of life, to prevent it is fixed on a single type of food. For example, if you give him only cucumber when he is young, your guinea pig will have difficulty accepting other vegetables and may suffer from deficiencies in certain vitamins or minerals.

Never change power suddenly

If you have to offer a variety of vegetables to your guinea pig, you should never give it a sudden change of diet. Each new food must be introduced very gradually.

Why?

Because, as explained in the previous paragraph, the guinea pig develops preferences quickly . And not only in terms of taste, but also in terms of shapes, and textures! A pellet that has the same taste as another but a different shape can be a real problem for your guinea pig!

If you give him a new brand of pellets and hay for example, he may not touch it and let himself die of hunger . We must always make a gradual transition over several weeks.

Take the example of pellets: your guinea pig was used to a product A and you want to get used to product B. Here’s how:

  • The first week, make a mixture consisting of three quarters of product A and a quarter of product B.
  • The second week, form the mixture with half of product A and half of product B.
  • The third week, use only a quarter of product A for three quarters of product B.
  • The fourth week, give the pure product B.

In fact, when it comes to hay and extrusions, it’s a good idea to pick a great product and stick to it for the life of your guinea pig.

Hay is a mixture of mowed and dried grass, composed of about 50% grass and 30 to 40% legumes. The following plants are found : fescue, bluegrass, timothy, bromegrass, red clover, white clover, sage, sorrel, umbelliferous, alfalfa and many others. It is difficult to know its composition with precision, because it varies according to the brands or the source (natural or artificial meadow, in this or that region).

An indispensable food

Hay is the staple of the guinea pig

Hay is the staple of the guinea pig, which must be consumed continuously to properly function the muscles of the digestive system. But not only ! The grass and thus the dried grass, that is to say the hay contains silicon crystals: during mastication, these abrasive crystals are exposed and ground by guinea pig molars.

Since hay is a poorly nutritious food, the guinea pig must eat it all day long. This continual chewing promotes the wear of molars and premolars, which grow by more than a millimeter a week!

The ideal hay

The guinea pig is very fond of prairie hay, which has the advantage of being composed of several herbs and plants rich in mineral salts. Hay should always smell good, not dusty or wet, and never have a musty smell. Store it in a cool, dry place. It is best to take a good brand product to make sure of its quality.

Beware of some untreated organic hay: they are sometimes infested with mites or mite larvae. Also beware of hay that is too rich in alfalfa because it contains too much carbon and calcium hydrates.

Too many fans only give vegetables occasionally for the following reasons: it’s too expensive, sellers say it’s bad for guinea pigs, and it’s too restrictive to go buy them regularly.

  • In this case, it is better not to choose an herbivore as a pet.
  • Vegetables (with hay ) make up the bulk of the guinea pig’s diet.
  • As a strict herbivore, it consumes about a tenth of its weight in fresh vegetables every day!

Fruits or vegetables?

Fruits or vegetables?

Vegetables are generally more successful with guinea pigs. But some people love fruit, so why deprive them?

Be careful, however, because many fruits are acidic and may cause digestive problems or irritation of the lips (especially the apple). Give them only ripe, in small quantities, and no more than once a week.

Favorite vegetables and fruits

The guinea pig likes cucumber, carrot, parsley, fennel, pepper, celery, lettuce, endive, spinach as well as tomato and pepper (which although fruits are most often classified as vegetables).

Lettuce should only be given from time to time and in small quantities because it would be full of nitrates. Same instructions for parsley, which is toxic in high doses and which stops the rise of milk in pregnant and lactating females, and for the carrot which is very rich in sugars (never give a big carrot every day).

Too much cucumber which contains 95% water can cause diarrhea and too much cabbage causes bloating.

On the other hand, carrot leaves are not at all toxic and are very popular! Fruit side, here are the favorites: banana, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, kiwi, clementine, orange, mandarin, tomato, melon, plum, watermelon, apple, grape, pear, apricot.

The ideal is to give your guinea pig a “mixed salad” of at least two or three different plants, which you will alternate each day. If possible, the salad should include at least one vegetable rich in vitamin C.

Domino !!!!

So Feb 8th I receieved Domino through a client because he became very aggressive towards EVERRYONE and it became very dangerous and attacks became frequent. Domino now has developed a little more respect in my house hold almost two months with me. I suspect it will take about 6 months to clear most issues. He no longer runs and attacks and when he is claimimng a object , I can now say “come Domy” or get a treat to get him away. He stopped trying to bite the people that are always with me , now down to only strangers to him . Once in a while when food is being prepared or around he does randomly try and attack another dog and so I put him in a gated area for a short time , letting him know Im very dissappointed in his behavior… its also a safe place to come down and safely relax without the “distraction” that caused the attack to become his whole thought and so he doesnt cycle on it and attack again . He does come out and become friends again very easly now, before attacks were constant with the attackee. Domino likes his friends and one of them is a little shy girl named Penny Lane who is very insecure and fearful she too has come along away with socializing with people who she rarely lets touch her and other dogs 🙂 Im proud of both of them ! Good Job fur kids!

Cairo Richie

Hi Folks !

Exciting news ! I have been training Lionel Richies daughter Sophia’s  puppy Cairo ! So fun and quite the adventure for Cairo and myself . Cairo is in Puppy Camp and has being enjoying a lot of training and spoiling , he has also been learning socialization with other dogs in home and on walk . He has learned many of his basics and a lot of “stop and wait” I feel that may be his middle name hehehe… He is a Frenchie which anyone who owns one understand that training is a challenge but soooo worth it in the end . He came in a pup and he will be walking out a “little man” Great Job Cairo Richie !!!!!!doggies

Welcome Home Domino

I got a new dog over the weekend , his name is Domino ! He is mine and from a client … I’ve known Domino for 4 years that Ive been his trainer. The owners have such crazy scheduals that they couldnt keep up with training and he started becoming very aggressive towards people actually a lot of bites under his belt. His been to my house many times and I never saw it .. so when I went to pick him up they got his favorite toy out and he claimed it and attacked me …. he got my boot and I remained calm with my foot out and  dad had to get him off of me … Ha ha they asked if I was scared and I said a little set back but no … not my first rodeo , these are the types of dogs I train all the time . Domino has been on a leash since I brought him home in case I need to correct him and he only gets toy time in kitchen and then when playtime is over I let him out and he has been fine so far . Ive been teaching him “leave it” with treats , and for now he has to be everywhere I am , no more hiding and no more claiming for him , Domy those days are over ! I need to work on “place stay” because he has attacked people coming in and no no we cant have any of that either. I feel his life at the house was just to chaotic for his personality , not owners fault it’s just not a match . Sometimes that happens especially if owners are too busy to train . So now he is all mine !!!! Welcome home Domino 🙂

Talk To Venice Beach’s Behaviorist Angie

Ask Venice Beach’s own Dog Whisperer Training Questions 🙂 Email [email protected]  or Text at 310- 773-1762: Then  Skype me 45min Dog Training Skype session $50 🙂 maybe two clients on one call …

Get advice right here and ask me any question about the issues your having with your dog and I will try and answer as quickly as possible … Remember at time I may not be able to answer you right away because I’m training other clients and soon I’ll have Skype training too . Looking forward to chatting with you ! Peace Love Angie

Clean Up !

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Do you clean up after your pooch , or just look around first then walk away? It is respectful and also the law that you do.

1# Disease control – There is several common diseases that can be transmitted to dogs, cats and humans. Giardia, roundworms, salmonella and E-coli.

2# Flies-flies consume and lay eggs in feces. These same fly hang out on your food and counters, well you dont want to eat after flies have been on your food , right? so why make other people when your dog poops in their yard.

3# How about when your late for work, running out to your car and “Oh, no I just stepped in poo” well why do it to other people.

4# if in your own yard you still have the 3 problems up above, yet now you may have the problem of stool eating and can become a habit  especially in younger dogs, lovely and you accept a kiss from that mouth , ewwww…

5# It’s the LAW and can result in a $75-$500 dollar fine, so think about it before you leave your pet waste in your own yard or others, be respectful of eachother and CLEAN THAT WASTE !

Doggie’s Ade Dog Diary

Well, I always am sad when my fur kids leave me : ( Chachi and Howie are receiving a new member to the family. Their mom just found out she is pregnant and will be staying home now . I do suspect those days she isnt feeling so well, Ill be getting a call I’m sure . What a blessing to them and I am very happy for the whole family. Lol, I did tell them raising dogs is like raising kids when we first met and that this is their pratice, ha ha ha didnt know a year later they’d be brininging a little one into the mix, Yay! They are GREAT dog parents, so I’m sure they are going to be great human parents too : ) So as you can see I’m sad BUT happy at the same time , Whoot!

Peace Love AngiedogWhat? We are getting a new pack member?lol

Stop and Wait , Why Do I Teach This ?

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Hey folks! we all know what it feels like to have a dog bolt on you, right!? Very dangerous, so this is what I do from the get go is teach Stop and Wait. At every door way, stairs, curbs and when people walk by . Door ways it gives a chance to not allow the dog to crowd the door, if they are allowed to crowd the door when people come over or upon leaving, you have just given them the authority that they are leader and can do what they will whenever. This helps allow people to come through the door without jumping and lessens the excitment upon leaving. Some dogs get soooo excited for the walk they cant think ,lol you know how that goes and as soon as your out , they pull, bark at other dogs or just dont listen. Always, always “Stop and Wait” at the door give 3 sec, add time if 90% good and step out first, never let dog go first. Stairways this is most important for safety issues. I use “stop and wait” at every corner when on a walk, also goes great with a sit but not crucuial to sit. I had a client on my Yelp give a reveiw and said she used “stop and wait” when her little pomeranin ran out and he did. This is not guarenteed, a dog is a animal and a mind of their own, it is helpful to have something better than nothing in a dangerous situation. The more you use “stop and wait” and the dog gets it, then put a long lead without distractions , let them roam and then random shout “stop and wait” and try to get dog to wait till you approach , unless you are giving a “come” cue. When people are walking by I always use “left side or right side ” then stop and wait . Reason for this? Well, one you dont know who is afraid of dogs, kids and adults both can be, also it gives the dogs a sense of those walking on two legs get respect as if they are leaders. The dog will start to naturally after a while just go to one side or the other moving out of the way on their own , just like they would if packleaders are walking in their path they automatically move to give respect. You will get a lot of smiles, thank you’s and what a good dog, shouldnt that be how the walk is, as calm as possible and respectful… : ) Good luck ! Peace Angie “Doggie’s” Ade

Doggie’s Ade Dog Diary

What a great week, very smooth … I had Chachi nd Howie for Day Care which is going really good. They are learning on our walks not bark at people, other dogs , and bikes. They have to “turn around” “leave it” and “focus” on me. People walking by its either “left or right side” then “stop and wait” they can sniff around their area , just cant bark at the people and it gives respect to those walking by , showing the dogs that anything on two legs has the authority to walk as they choose. Also I had Dewy whom I have once a week for walks , the little dog with a big attitude , lol.parkThen Chubbs is with me again for a month of walks , my hero , been training, walking, petsitting him for almost 5 years, crazy!
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Then Dicky was a emergency walk, owner was getting home late yesterday and called for a quick walk : )Love my “Fatty Pants”

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