Dog Wedding – Hosting One for your Pekingese

 


Dog Wedding – Hosting One for your Pekingese

A dog wedding has fast become a new trend for pet parents and animal lovers alike. What was once a tradition solely for the elite class and celebrities, this trend has now become a hot trend for all. How about you, are you ready to throw your pekingese a festive party?

It is a very special day. Your baby and best bud is now getting married and you would want it to be memorable, don’t you? As a pet parent, there are things that you can do in order to ensure this moment would also become a special one for your pet.

Before deciding for your pet to tie the knot, be sure that both parties (bride & groom) are social dogs; they need to be comfortable, calm and accepting around other creatures and especially with each other. Also, when making a guest list, be sure to include all your pet’s pals along with their parents as well.

In choosing the location, be sure to choose wisely. Keep in mind that dogs adore the outdoors, so your local doggy park is always a good choice. However, if you happen to own a big backyard, then you may held it at home. Or if you happen to live near a pet-friendly beach, then you can host it there too. Wherever the location is, be sure that you check on the venue’s rules and regulations especially regarding pets.

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How to Host a Doggy Wedding

  • Find the groom and bride. If it is your own pets, then there’s no problem. However, if it involves someone else’s dogs, then arrange and plan it with the owner.
  • Decide on the formality. Think on whether its going to be just casual or entirely formal. If you opt for the latter then buy appropriate clothes, get a cake and find a minister who will be willing to marry your pets. If you opt for the former, then you just have to set out a few snacks for both the dogs and humans.
  • Send invites. Either its gonna be casual or formal, you have to send out the invites days before the event to be informed. Inform them to bring their pets along as long as they are already friends with your pet.
  • Decorating the area. Nothing big here. Just go get several table clothes, balloons and other decors. Also don’t forget to prepare the altar with streamers too.
  • Get a photographer. Not a professional photographer, just assign someone to take pics as a keepsake for such an important event.
  • Arrange fun games. Have really fun games for the games so that they can play after the ceremony. The dogs would want to release all those pent up energy afterwards.

Warnings:

  • Do not make the animals uncomfortable. Forcing them to do something that they do not like would just make them angry.
  • Do not overreact. Others may think that a doggy wedding is out of this world and unherad of, it is their opinion. Just let them be.
  • Be considerate. Your neighbors may not want it if you are going to be too loud. So, keep the celebration short and sweet.
  • Dog-proof the venue. If you will be serving chocolate, see to it that you will keep it out the reach of the animals. Other precaution would include removing hazardous foods and small objects that they can choke on, or anything that might trigger their aggression.

A dog wedding is getting more popular these days. Some people would see them as a celebration or as an excuse to party. There are also others would believe that this is a serious recognition for their pet’s stage in life.Dog weddings may take a lot of work, time and organization. So, be patient about it.

 

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Dog Surfing: Teach your Pekingese to Rule the Waves

Dog surfing is quite popular especially in the tropical nations. And a lot of pet owners would pay for dog surfing lessons for their beloved pet. Others may be skeptic about the idea but surfers have been surfing with their pets for years. Professional surfers from Waikiki, Hawaii were documented to be surfing with their pets since the 30’s.

It wasn’t until the year 2006 where 2 companies introduced and organized dog surfing competitions in California. One was Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Last 2005, they wanted to find a way to promote their hotel as a pet friendly one. They made the program Loews Loves Pets where guests are welcome to stay in the hotel together with your pets. The company would offered a menu specifically designed for them by welcoming each canine with a gift basket and surfing lessons.

Dog Surfing

Dog Surfing: Teach your Pekingese to Rule the Waves

How to Teach your Peke to Surf

  • Get a Doggy Surfboard. See to it that you will get a surfboard for dogs, otherwise he would be harmed from this experience. Foam boards are not ideal for them since it tears their skin after using it for a while. Also, your peke might also chew on it plus foam boards contain wax which is bad for your dog’s paws. The hard-surfaced dog boards are ideal and see to it that you get the one that has a standard ocean rescue safety release handle on the tail portion. Another plus is the fact that you can customize this kind of board.
  • Keep Safe. Be sure that you would get your pet necessary gear like life jackets, wetsuits, dog beach towels, waterproof bungee leashes, pet tent, travel bed and clean water before indulging on this activity.
  • Starting it Small. Do not immediately bring your pet into the ocean. Begin in a pool and allow him to love the water. Also, make sure that you yourself know how to surf because your pet would be confused if you are not doing it with him.
  • Be an example. Demonstrate to your pet on how excited you are in the water and how eager you are to get in the board so that he would also be fired up to join you. Encourage him to come into the water or to play nearby while you enjoy the waves so that he can see you.
  • Let him be used to the board. Allow him to be comfortable with his board, thus you can feed him on it at home or let him play on the board and give him belly rubs while on it so that he can create positive association with the board. Once comfortable, test his balance by letting him choose which side of the board he prefers to be. Smaller dogs usually prefer on the nose part while the heavier ones love to stay in the middle or back of the board. depending on his size, he should be about 2/3 of the way back with his tail over the board’s fin. Bear in mind that if he is too far forward, his board would nosedive under the wave.
  • Get him a PFT. Be sure to pop your pet’s Personal Flotation Device since this would give your pet a greater flotation in case he would be wiped out by the waves.
  • Paddle Time. Using a long board  get on it wit your pet and paddle out unto the waves. For best results, you should be positioned behind your pet while paddling out. If you are using a boogie board or short board, place him on the board and push him gently over the breakers.
  • Catching the Wave. Begin with small waves, around 1-2 feet. Even pro and champion surfer dogs don’t tackle waves that are above 3-4 feet. Push him off and catch a wave for him. Do this over and over again until he gets used to it and allow him to surf on his own as well. Now, your pet is already surfing. Enjoy!

Dog surfing requires a lot of water exertion, and the waves can be rough sometimes, thus make sure that both you and your pet are strong swimmers before attempting this sport.

What are the sports that you and your peke indulge in? Tell us your story by messaging below.

 

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Angel in a Fur Coat Book Review

Angel in a Fur Coat Book Review

Before I indulge you with my own piece of mind about the book, let me first give you an overview about the book, Angel in a Fur Coat by C.L. Enuton.

Let me quote to you this short entry from the book itself as an overview: “Angels are trading their wings and halos for fur coats and bones to be born on earth as dogs but first they must learn what it means to be a dog so they go to school. They learn about various dog breeds and different dog jobs and when they graduate they get their fur coat and are born on earth to find the person they were made for. Explore the wonderful world of dogs through the eyes of one special little angel whose everlasting dream is to be a person’s best friend and the one who bares a specail mark of the legend of the pink toe.”

Angel in a Fur Coat

Angel in a Fur Coat is a fiction-fantasy book about our 4-legged canine companions that targets the younger generation (7-11 years old) and has successfully caught the adults’ attention as well. Like I mentioned earlier, it is about little angels that dream to become a person’s best bud. The canines would then go to school in order to learn how to become dogs on Earth. They then take the time to learn about different dog breeds and canine jobs, and when they graduate they would eventually earn their fur coat and then born as dogs here on our planet, Earth.

This book would give you a first hand experience about the amazing doggy world through the eyes of Xia, a special little angel. Xia is encouraged by her bird friend Opus, to follow her path in becoming a guardian angel. However, in Xia’s heart, her deepest desire is to become a person’s best friend…she wants to become a dog.

Hands down to the author, Cynthia Enuton for writing such an entertaining story for her book Angel in a Fur Coat. You can really feel her warmth as you go though the pages of the book and the writing is superb. The imagination and creativity in order to come up with this piece is over the top. Over all, I enjoyed reading this book and I would truly recommend it to every person out there (pet lover or not).

Have you read this one yet? If not, then you can find a copy of it here: Angel in a Fur CoatWe would greatly appreciate it if you would come back and leave a comment about the book after you have read it already.

 

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Puppy Shower: Throwing a Festive Celeb for your Pekingese

A puppy shower is a famous method in welcoming the newest member of the pack, and unlike the baby shower, the celebrant would get to join all the fun.

As extravagant as it may seem, a puppy shower has its benefits too like helping you jump start your pup’s social skills by introducing him to a lot of other dogs and humans at the same time. Just remember that a pup easily gets overwhelmed, at during this age his scare would end up into a deep-seated fear. As the pet parent, you should make his experience festive but not too loud that would scare the daylight’s out of him.

Hosting a puppy shower is almost the same as organizing a baby shower — lots of pastel-colored decors and fun games. And as for giveaways you can consider gift certificates for poop bags, car restraints, doggy costumes, dog sitters, or anything along this line. A practical item would be highly beneficial here.

As for rules, there aren’t any when we are talking about puppy showers. Freedom is very abundant here. A puppy shower is also ideal in welcoming an adopted adult dog into your home. You don’t have to worry about crossing any petiquette boundaries if you are throwing your own puppy shower.

Puppy Shower

Puppy Shower: Throwing a Festive Celeb for your Pekingese

How to Organize a Puppy Shower

  1. Schedule. It can either be before or after the litter is born or the adopted dog arrives. There are really no rules about this one. Most people would really want to meet the newest member of the family, just remember that a new puppy can become so nervous with all the excitement going on.
  2. Guests. If you plan to invite both the pet and parent, be sure that they are a good sport and that your place is wide enough to accommodate all.
  3. Invites. After you have planned that exact place and date, then give out the invitations to the guests.
  4. Decors. Decorations can be as simple or extravagant as you want them to be. You can go as simple as a pawprinted balloons and hats to the themed party that you would want your pooch to have. Another cool tip is that you would place a fire hydrant shape or doggy bone shaped toy box as a centerpiece so that guests can put their gifts for your puppy there.
  5. Games. A party is not a party without the fun games, right? Use your imagination and tailor a game fit for you, your pet and the guests.
  6. Treats. Hosting a party such a this one would also entail food for both pet and pet parents. Be sure to serve dry treats for the dogs to prevent any mess. Kibbles and home-made treats would an awesome, healthy choice.

Additional Tips

  • Try to do the party in your own backyard. Otherwise, try to contact your local park owner and ask if you can rent out the place for several hours for the party. Inform them that they too are invited to the event.
  • During the event, try to provide simple grooming tools such as brushes and combs to the guests. Most dog lovers would love to brush every dog they would encounter.
  • Do not forget the water bowls. Put several big water bowls for everyone so that the invited dogs won’t get dehydrated.
  • Avoid inviting dogs that are in heat. If you decide to invite one, ask the parent to put panties or diaper on her while at the party.
  • Document the event. Take as much pictures as you like as a remembrance of your beloved dog’s shower party. This will bring a lot of joy while looking at it in the future.

Always remember that the reason for this puppy shower of yours is not only focused on the puppy’s arrival bit also to celebrate the new pet parents too. This won’t mean that you would lavish them with gifts and provide financial assistance  but you will give them a fun-time for several hours to celebrate the arrival of their dog and them being pet parents.

Have you ever done a puppy shower? How was it? Do not hesitate to tell us about it. And share this page to your friends too, especially the ones who are planning to conduct one.

 

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Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

For those considering getting a new Pekingese, you might wonder if Pekingese dogs like crowds either at home or out in public. The answer is yes and no. It all depends on how you socialize your Pekingese dog, especially when they are a puppy. For example, take my two Pekingese dogs, Pixie and Baby. They have so much fun showing off and playing at parties, and the more people that are around for attention, the better. They love the attention they get, especially when being the stars of the show. They enjoy posing for pictures and even seem to be smiling. They are such cute little girls that love to just show off.

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

Do Pekingese Dogs Like Crowds?

They act this way because I have made sure to socialize them from the time that we brought them home. We did a lot of research on socializing dogs from a young age and decided that we did not want to have those dogs that are always cowering, shaking, barking, and generally nervous around people they don’t know. We wanted fun, loving, playful dogs that loved to enjoy our friends as much as we did. Once we had them home, we took them everywhere, we had company over and included them, and we made sure that they were happy being around people.

Now, when company is over at our house, they run and get toys out of their toy boxes, picking the ones they like the best. After they select the right one, their game is to show off their newest tricks. Usually hiding and finding their toy or pushing it around the floor with their flat little noses. Whatever tricks they have learned that will get them the most praise or a treat is their new favorite. Since Pekingese dogs do love to be the center of attention, each one wants more praise than the other, so the showing-off continues until no more treats appear. But they also love playing with each other.

Your Pekingese can easily be like this as well if you take the time to socialize them properly. This means that you need to take them to new places with new people, have new people over to your house (or just your friends), and include them when you have company over. Take them to dog parks and start off slowly letting them sniff around or just watching other dogs play. Take them shopping and to the mall or crowded areas to get them used to the sights and sounds of larger crowds. Just remember to start off slow and easy so that they aren’t overwhelmed with all of the new sounds and smells.

The more that you take your Pekingese out and expose them to new things, the more socialized they will become and the less scared they will be. While everyone recommends that you start this process when they are a puppy, you can easily train an older Peke to love being around new people and in new places too – it simply may take a bit more work. So the next time you’re wondering if Pekingese dogs like crowds, the answer is a strong yes, if you take the time to work with them.

Have friends with new puppies or older Pekingese dogs that don’t like crowds or new things? Make sure that you share this article so they can see there is hope, even for an older dog.

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