How to Keep Your Dog Away From Your Flower Beds

August 16, 2017 by · Comments Off on How to Keep Your Dog Away From Your Flower Beds 

Summary: Dogs tend to let their curiosity take over when it comes to playing outside. This could end up with you seeing your beloved plants trampled and destroyed.

Are you searching for a solution that’ll prevent your garden from being destroyed by your furry friend? Here are some tips that’ll protect your beloved garden from being “doghandled” while you’re away.

Block Off Your Garden Area

Flower beds tend to be an alternate resting spot for your pup. Simply drive some small, stubby stakes into the ground throughout the flower bed and they’ll essentially deter them away from your garden. Additionally, if you want your dog to stay out of freshly mulched or seeded beds, try planting some thorny branches into the ground at regular intervals. This way, if they try sniffing around, they’ll be met with a small prick. If you’re thinking this can result in some serious damage to your dog’s nose, many pitbull breeders do this to keep them away from damaging any gardens that they might have.

A wire fence surrounding your flower bed might be an eyesore for many, but it’s an effective way to keep your dog from running wild amongst your garden. And, they’ll know it’s a “no entry” zone when they go near it and won’t even try to enter the territory.

Many homeowners tend to hit their dog and yell at them frequently when they go near the garden. While this might deter them from entering the area, curiosity tends to get the best of them, especially when they see something they want to chase after. You’ll need a solid barrier to prevent them from jumping over or entering your garden. Remember, physical and verbal abuse is never the solution when you’re training your little one.

Create a Separate Playground for your Dog

If you’re looking to prevent dogs from digging in the ground, the experts at Iron King Kennels, have stated that creating a separate play area with a bare spot of soil typically does the trick. Try digging a large and shallow hole and gently nudge them towards it. If they feel comfortable in that area, they’ll know that that’s their designated spot to dig around and bury their toys, as opposed to your garden.

Another useful gardening tip to help protect your dog from getting fleas is to use cedar chips for pathways in beds. This deters fleas and keeps your dog clean and clear of any fleas that might want to find a permanent home in your dog’s fur coat. It’s a useful, and cheap, trick that’s worked for years.

What is a “Bully” Pit Bull?

March 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on What is a “Bully” Pit Bull? 

Written by: Iron King Kennels

Learn more about bully pitbulls, and why they make excellent guard dogs for your home.

The bully pitbull is unique among pitbulls. Originally bred from an offshoot of the American pitbull terrier, this breed is fast becoming its own variation. The bully pitbull is not named for its temperament, rather for its size and its unique qualities.

If you’re shopping XL pitbulls for sale, there’s a good chance you’re looking at a bully pitbull or some variation. Here are some tips to help you determine if the breed you’re looking at truly fits the idea of “bully”.

The bully pitbull has hair covering its body that is short, close, stiff to the touch and glossy. You’ll find many different colors for this breed, as no particular color is sought through pitbull breeding. Head sizes can also vary. Commonly, you’ll find large heads with a broad skull and pronounced cheek muscles. Depending on breeding stock, the size of the dog’s head will change.

The dog’s shoulders will be muscular, with wide and sloping shoulder blades. Its back is usually pretty short, and its ribs are fairly close together. The ribs will also be deeper in the rear with forelegs set farther apart. The dog’s chest will be both deep and broad in appearance.

Its tail is often fairly short, usually low set and tapers off to a finer point. The dog’s front legs should be straight, although it’s acceptable for the feet to turn outward just slightly.

The dog’s temperament should reflect all that strength, but it should be outgoing and social as well. The breed is versatile, and has a strong desire to please. It will fight when provoked, and is a wonderful guard dog (unlike the blue-nose pit, which is more apt to want to socialize with would-be intruders).