Home & Garden

Should You Trim Your Dog’s Hairy Toes And Paws?

Some dogs grow lots of fur on their paws — on top of the paws, between the toes, and even on the bottom (between the paw pads). Keeping all of that paw fur neatly trimmed makes your dog look well groomed. But you don’t have to pay a dog groomer! I always trim the fur on the tops (and bottoms) of my dogs’ paws when I trim their nails. Here’s how to do it yourself, step by step…

DIY Dog Bed Ideas: See How I Made XL Orthopedic Dog Beds For Our 2 Large Dogs & Created A Simple Dog Mudroom Space

Thinking of getting an orthopedic dog bed for your furbaby? I made my own no-sew cheap dog beds from memory foam for about half the price of buying new extra large dog beds. See how we created a separate dog mudroom area in our house (to keep the dirt and mud to a minimum inside) and how we made DIY dog beds ourselves to keep them comfortable in their new space.

Homemade Poo Pourri Recipes: How To Make DIY PooPourri Toilet Spray & Toilet Drops Using Essential Oils

Poo Pouri is a GREAT poop spray! I’ll never buy traditional bathroom sprays again – because it’s so much more effective to use a toilet spray than an aerosol bathroom deodorizer. Here’s how to combine essential oIls & water to make your own homemade Poo Pourri recipe. The original Poopouri before you go toilet spray makes a great gift, but this homemade poo spray is what I keep in each of the bathrooms in my home.

Dog Training Commands 101: How Do You Train An 8-Week-Old Puppy To Understand Basic Dog Commands?

Believe it or not, a puppy is never too young to learn basic dog commands. In fact, you can (and should) introduce puppy training the day you bring your new dog into your house. A well-behaved dog is what everyone wants, but not everyone wants to start the dog training early enough. By training your puppy early, she will always know what’s expected of her inside your home.

Eze-Breeze Vinyl Screened Porch Windows: A Clear Alternative To Glass Porch Windows

When it comes to choosing screened in porch windows for screen porch enclosures, there are many options. My parents proved that Eze Breeze windows are a smart alternative to plastic sheeting for screened porches — theirs even survived a tornado! Here are some reasons to choose vinyl glazing over glass windows — plus photos.

Do’s & Don’ts When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection

Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn’t know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I’m sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.

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How To Stop Puppy Nipping & Biting: Why Do Puppies Bite? When Do Puppies Stop Biting? What To Do When Your Puppy Keeps Biting & Nipping All The Time

All puppies nip or bite at your hands, feet, and ankles. See the #1 reason you should not allow this behavior any more, How to stop a puppy from nipping and biting, Why puppies bite, When puppies stop biting, and All about puppy teeth!