haganwilliams
haganwilliams:

ballinduh:

haganwilliams:

kai-ni:

haganwilliams:

My new Crowntail Betta fish named Pheonix. :D #crowntail #betta #fish #pheonix #bettafish

Hi! Unfortunately this is a really bad home for Phoenix :( Contrary to popular belief, betta do not live in puddles and keeping one in a bowl will lead to its suffering and premature death.
Betta need at least 2.5 gallons to thrive, preferably 5 gallons. Bigger setups are actually easier to maintain!
In a small bowls like this ammonia builds up too fast and will slowly poison and eventually kill your fish. Fish create ammonia when they breathe and poo, and ammonia is toxic to them. Ammonia can’t be seen or smelled - so water can be crystal clear and still toxic to fish. In a container this small you’d have to be doing twice daily water changes to keep ammonia from harming your fish.
Betta are also tropical fish and require a heater! They need to be at water temperatures of 75-80 degrees - room temperature is too cold for them. Cold leaves them lethargic, sickly and open to other problems. But you can’t safely use a heater in a container this small, so again, I urge you to get him a bigger tank!
You won’t regret it - betta can be such personality filled, zippy little fish when given the room to be! Some studies even say they’re just as smart as other animals, and can feel pain the same way. So please don’t let your little guy suffer - get him a better home!
Betta care sheet
Why bowls and vases are bad betta homes
betta myths debunked
Here’s a cheap 5.5 gallon tank that would be great for your little guy! You just need to also get a heater.

If your not a marine biologist gtfo. Your facts are wrong btw. Its my fish, leave me alone.

So basically what you’re saying is: I don’t give a shit about my fish.
What this person linked and said is all true. I’m sure you didn’t even bother to read everything or click the links. Fish need much more room than you and most of the public think. I suggest listening to kai-ni, otherwise your fish will die in a year or two, and live a miserable life.

Their life span is 2 years, whats your point?

^ That just proved my point. You don’t give a shit about a living being. It depends on you for proper care. Even if it lived a few weeks, it should STILL receive the best care you can give it - which is NOT in a tiny ass bowl with a huge ass plastic plant that can rips it’s fins taking up most of the space.

haganwilliams:

ballinduh:

haganwilliams:

kai-ni:

haganwilliams:

My new Crowntail Betta fish named Pheonix. :D #crowntail #betta #fish #pheonix #bettafish

Hi! Unfortunately this is a really bad home for Phoenix :( Contrary to popular belief, betta do not live in puddles and keeping one in a bowl will lead to its suffering and premature death.

Betta need at least 2.5 gallons to thrive, preferably 5 gallons. Bigger setups are actually easier to maintain!

In a small bowls like this ammonia builds up too fast and will slowly poison and eventually kill your fish. Fish create ammonia when they breathe and poo, and ammonia is toxic to them. Ammonia can’t be seen or smelled - so water can be crystal clear and still toxic to fish. In a container this small you’d have to be doing twice daily water changes to keep ammonia from harming your fish.

Betta are also tropical fish and require a heater! They need to be at water temperatures of 75-80 degrees - room temperature is too cold for them. Cold leaves them lethargic, sickly and open to other problems. But you can’t safely use a heater in a container this small, so again, I urge you to get him a bigger tank!

You won’t regret it - betta can be such personality filled, zippy little fish when given the room to be! Some studies even say they’re just as smart as other animals, and can feel pain the same way. So please don’t let your little guy suffer - get him a better home!

Betta care sheet

Why bowls and vases are bad betta homes

betta myths debunked

Here’s a cheap 5.5 gallon tank that would be great for your little guy! You just need to also get a heater.

If your not a marine biologist gtfo. Your facts are wrong btw. Its my fish, leave me alone.

So basically what you’re saying is: I don’t give a shit about my fish.

What this person linked and said is all true. I’m sure you didn’t even bother to read everything or click the links. Fish need much more room than you and most of the public think. I suggest listening to kai-ni, otherwise your fish will die in a year or two, and live a miserable life.

Their life span is 2 years, whats your point?

^ That just proved my point. You don’t give a shit about a living being. It depends on you for proper care. Even if it lived a few weeks, it should STILL receive the best care you can give it - which is NOT in a tiny ass bowl with a huge ass plastic plant that can rips it’s fins taking up most of the space.

kaedathebasenji

kaedathebasenji:

kaedathebasenji:

Someone on my facebook just said:

H decided he would growl at me all day. I ignored him. When he tried to make a move on me I pinned him. Three times, consecutively. He bowed down the third time when I grabbed his scruff and snarled “on your back.” Finally he got the message: Don’t. Challenge. Mom. Guess what? The growling stopped. Ugh, life of returning home after a long trip.

And I want to kindly let her know that the dominance theory is outdated. We’re not very good friends, but I think that she’s just ignorant on how to train her dog properly. 

Any suggestions on what I should say?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I said:

I don’t mean to intrude, but this is really disturbing. Dominance theory is VERY outdated - it creates a fearful, anxious, and even more aggressive dog. Dogs do not need pack leaders, or an alpha. They go to YOU for guidance. Wolves in the wild live similarly to humans. They are a family unit, and there rarely any fights in a pack. If he growls at you, it’s a warning. If you take his warning away, he’ll go straight to biting or what-have-you. I suggest rethinking your training methods - positive reward training works wonders. I had a friend whose German shepherd was very confused during her mid-pregnancy. He would sometimes growl at her when she would try to pet him in the dark (like while they were in bed). She talked to a behaviorist and he suggest that she get up, turn the light on, and ignore him when he does that, and it worked.

Here are a few links you can read about dominance theory:
https://apdt.com/pet-owners/choosing-a-trainer/dominance/
http://drsophiayin.com/…/new_study_finds_popular_alpha…
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/…/Alpha-Dogs_20416-1.html
http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/2001/dominance.htm

Good luck with H!

I hope she doesn’t take offense. I don’t like confrontation, and my heart is kind of beating hard…lol

Hope you don’t mind that I used your example, kaisertheshepherd :x

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kaedathebasenji

kaedathebasenji:

Someone on my facebook just said:

H decided he would growl at me all day. I ignored him. When he tried to make a move on me I pinned him. Three times, consecutively. He bowed down the third time when I grabbed his scruff and snarled “on your back.” Finally he got the message: Don’t. Challenge. Mom. Guess what? The growling stopped. Ugh, life of returning home after a long trip.

And I want to kindly let her know that the dominance theory is outdated. We’re not very good friends, but I think that she’s just ignorant on how to train her dog properly. 

Any suggestions on what I should say?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I said:

I don’t mean to intrude, but this is really disturbing. Dominance theory is VERY outdated - it creates a fearful, anxious, and even more aggressive dog. Dogs do not need pack leaders, or an alpha. They go to YOU for guidance. Wolves in the wild live similarly to humans. They are a family unit, and there rarely any fights in a pack. If he growls at you, it’s a warning. If you take his warning away, he’ll go straight to biting or what-have-you. I suggest rethinking your training methods - positive reward training works wonders. I had a friend whose German shepherd was very confused during her mid-pregnancy. He would sometimes growl at her when she would try to pet him in the dark (like while they were in bed). She talked to a behaviorist and he suggest that she get up, turn the light on, and ignore him when he does that, and it worked.

Here are a few links you can read about dominance theory:
https://apdt.com/pet-owners/choosing-a-trainer/dominance/
http://drsophiayin.com/…/new_study_finds_popular_alpha…
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/…/Alpha-Dogs_20416-1.html
http://www.clickersolutions.com/articles/2001/dominance.htm

Good luck with H!

I hope she doesn’t take offense. I don’t like confrontation, and my heart is kind of beating hard…lol

Hope you don’t mind that I used your example, kaisertheshepherd :x

Someone on my facebook just said:

H decided he would growl at me all day. I ignored him. When he tried to make a move on me I pinned him. Three times, consecutively. He bowed down the third time when I grabbed his scruff and snarled “on your back.” Finally he got the message: Don’t. Challenge. Mom. Guess what? The growling stopped. Ugh, life of returning home after a long trip.

And I want to kindly let her know that the dominance theory is outdated. We’re not very good friends, but I think that she’s just ignorant on how to train her dog properly. 

Any suggestions on what I should say?

merlinthecollie

biggiethedachshund:

Biggies Favorite Things Give Away:

Its give away time! This is my 1K follower celebration, but since being a featured blog that number has quickly changed to 1.7K and growing! Thanks everyone!

One winner will be chosen on August 20th at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time via number generator. I will make a post at this time notifying the winner, (who I will also message privately). I will also pay for shipping fees.

RULES OF ENTRY:
-ONE reblog counts as ONE entry (you may reblog as many times as you would like). Likes do not count as an entry you must reblog.
-You must be following (this is a give away for followers, after all).
-The winner will have until 12:00 pm August 21st to message me back. If I do not receive a response by then, I will choose a new winner.

Okay, now to the goodies! These are a few of Biggies most favorite things in the world that YOU could win!

-Two ToyShoppe Playables. These are great because they don’t have any stuffing, which Biggie is prone to ripping out, ingesting, throwing up, and then trying to re-ingest all over again. One is a Fox and the other is a Skunk.

-One orange ToysRUs Pets chicken-flavored chew-toy. Biggie can chew on this for hours (his is a green one) and many of you know how Biggie feels about chicken flavor!

-One bag of Chicken Jerky strips from Milo’s Kitchen. These delicious munchies are great for a special treat. They are also free of any artificial flavoring and coloring!

-Two Blue Buffalo dental chew bones. These are super yummy AND good for puppers teeth!

-One Greenies dental chew bone, also super yummy and good for puppers teeth!

-One $10 gift card to PetSmart which also includes a coupon book inside that reaches a value of $60! The coupons range from bird seed to $2 off Fish and Small Animals!

Good luck everyone!

raureethebasenji

Remembering Rauree

raureethebasenji:

This page is dedicated to Rauree Kimber Nichols, our 7-year old basenji who passed away last week. She didn’t go down without a fight though - she stayed strong and fought against the odds, which were all against her, for a month and some until the very end. In one word, she’s a fighter - but she was so much more…

She had the biggest and best personality - she loved food and chowing down on bones, going on nature hikes, chasing all the squirrels and lizards that crossed her path, running in circles at top speed, back-seat driving, feeling the wind hit her face and listening to birds in the park, talking back in the form of the cutest “Barooooos”, and snuggling/spooning/sleeping with her brother and Moms. She was perfect and she will be missed every single day.

We wanted to have a place to post & keep all of her memories - photos, video clips, stories, etc. where we and others can enjoy them and remember all the time what an amazing companion she was. So, this is that place. Feel free to follow this blog in memory of Rauree.

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We love you, Snores. <3 Thank you for bringing us so much happiness and putting huge smiles on our faces every day.

Rauree’s humans made a page dedicated to their lovebug to remember her and the good times. I’m excited to see how she lived her wonderful life with them!

RIP babygirl <3