A pet mat is an adorable way to add style and charm to […]
A pet mat is an adorable way to add style and charm to any space, and it adds a special look that you will enjoy. Although pet mats have basically a utilitarian purpose, this does not mean that you cannot have some fun with the mat. In fact, you can take the mat to an extreme level and even create a very special decorative piece for your pet. Let's look at how you can do this.
The first step in creating this look is to determine where the pet mat will be placed in the cage. If it is going to be in the corner, then figure out where the most natural relief will be for your pet. If it is in the middle of the cage, provide natural relief to the side of the cage closest to the door. If it is on the side of the cage nearest the door, provide natural relief near the door. This will provide your pet with two different areas of comfort, increasing its happiness and reducing the occurrence of stress.
After finding the most natural area for the mat, put treats and licks on it. This will provide instant pleasure to your pet, as they will see something irresistible right away. To keep things interesting, distract your pet with a toy in one corner of the feeding area. While it is focused on the treat, feed it! Your pet will learn that the treat is its reward, and that it gets more attention if it plays with it.
Now that you have your pet's attention focused on the food, remove the treat and place it near the feeding area. The next step is to remove the pet mat. This can be done simply by moving it around on the floor or putting it in the washing machine. Don't clean the mat until you have completely dried it off. Doing this regularly will ensure that your pet gets used to the mat and will actually like it!
The first exercise to teach your pet is how to sit. Once you have trained your pet to lie down, start with raising its body temperature. Begin by placing two bowls of water on the floor next to the pet mat. Offer your dog with an apple or piece of cheese in one bowl. Start by lowering the body temperature of your dog slowly until it obeys. You can earn 1 point per dollar if your dog stays in the sitting position for at least five minutes.
Another good training technique involves a tug of war. Start by putting a doggy treat in one hand and a ball of yarn in the other. Get down to the pet mat and move in a controlled fashion over the pet. Yarn will grab onto the doggie treat and loosen the grip of the ball of yarn. When you tug, however, be sure that your pet doesn't try to pull away from the treats.
Teaching your pet to roll over is another great exercise. To earn your first point, simply place a tennis ball under the pet mat and try to get it over. If your pet struggles, lower the body temperature slowly and be sure to reward obedience with a food treat. Eventually, your pet will be able to roll over on its back without any difficulty. These mats are especially helpful for large breed dogs that are difficult to get into sitting and laying positions.
These pet mats are also handy when traveling. Rather than having your pet laying on the floor or carpeting, they can be placed under your furniture. They are small enough to pack easily in a suitcase or carry-on bag. When choosing pet mats, be sure to select one that is designed specifically for traveling. This will make it more durable and provide additional comfort as your pet rolls around.