Dog-biscuit is a hard and well-baked mass of coarse, yet clean and wholesome flour, of an inferior kind to that known as sailors' biscuit; and this latter substance, indeed, would be the best substitute for the former with which we are acquainted. A bag of dog-biscuit of five shillings' value, will be an ample supply for a yard-dog during the year: it should be soaked in water, or " pot liquor," for an hour or two ; and if no meat be at hand, a little dripping or lard may be added to it while softening, which will make a relishing meal at a trifling cost. We have for many years known the utility of the plan thus advocated, and we earnestly recommend all who value the safety of the community and their own (to say nothing of the happiness of the canine race), to make trial of the rational and feasible plan which we have detailed." (1841)[12]
Most people don’t have a problem being very clear about when they are unhappy with their dogs, but, they often ignore the good stuff. Big mistake! Make sure you give your dog lots of attention when he’s doing the right thing. Let him know when he’s been a good boy. That’s the time to be extra generous with your attention and praise. It’s even okay to be a little over the top.
By most accounts, the history of the industry begins with a man named James Spratt. An electrician from Cincinnati, Spratt had patented a new type of lightning conductor in 1850. Later in the decade, he traveled to England to sell it. According to industry lore, he had a quayside epiphany in London when he saw a group of dogs eating discarded hardtack, the cheap, tough biscuits carried on ships and known to sailors as "molar breakers." The first major chunk of today's pet industry was born.
It's no secret that dog food supplies with the right nutrients and ingredients can help give your pup the building blocks they need to prolong their years of tail wagging and face licking. Because of that Petco has a wide variety of dog treat products to keep them feeling rewarded, focused and excited to learn tricks and good manners. Online you can also find dog feeding supplies to seamlessly fit every special mealtime need or style. And as you browse through our many dog bowl products, you may even discover new and better ways to serve your pet's meals. If your dog isn't motivated by treats, we have a constantly growing collection of dog toys for every preference. That way you can reward your pup or simply give them some much needed exercise with their favorite plush dog toys or ball. In addition to toy and treat fueled playtime, daily walks with the right dog accessories can provide some great bonding moments. And to keep them looking comfortably stylish wherever they go, there are is a wide array of dog and puppy clothes and accessories for every occasion and season. If your pup is new to walks, there are also specialized dog and puppy accessories available to help leash train your dog, so you can make sure your young pooch can respect the rules of the road as they explore the world outside your home. You can also find dog training supplies to reinforce good behavior like clickers, pee pads, and bark collars.
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