Built to fit the most demanding spaces the 71-inch Wide Freestanding Pet Gate can cover a variety of openings with ease. Designed for cats and small- to medium-sized dogs it is short enough to step over but tall enough to control pets. Its wide sturdy base prevents it from being knocked over and its lovely hardwood finish will complement most rooms in the home.Additional FeaturesFreestanding gate can be set up anywhere without complicated installationBeautiful hardwood finish enhances most home environmentsAdjustable with extra width for demanding situations
The Midwest 30-inch Black Dog Exercise Pen gives your dog both the freedom he deserves and the security he needs. This sturdy attractive pen is constructed from 9 and 11 gauge wire with a 1.5 x 6-inch mesh and a features a durable and long-lasting Acri-Lock™ acrylic coated silver zinc-plated finish. The pen’s eight 30-inch panels can be arranged an octagon or square shape and flatten and pack up easily for storage and portability. For added versatility two pens can be hooked together to create a larger pen. This pen is easy to set up with no tools required for assembly. Ideal for medium sized dogs. Measures 24W x 30H inches.Midwest Homes for Pets is a division of Mid-West Metal Products and markets a variety of containment and care items for your pets. Their high-quality dog kennels training crates and exercise pens are made with a commitment to quality and an efficient design that suits almost any need. They also offer an expanded line of accessories including beds for dogs and cats crate casters feed and water bowls and nameplate kits. Midwest Homes for Pets is a four-generation family business guided by the simple objectives of superior workmanship low cost and extraordinary customer service.
Features: Protection against false activation. Ideal for small to medium-sized dogs. Veterinarian recommended and approved. Includes 1500 feet of wire and 150 boundary flags. Two levels of correction for the remote training mode. Built-in lightning and surge protection for storm-prone areas. Pet containment and remote training capabilities all in one system. Easy-to-follow owners manual covering installation and pet training. Keep your dog or cat in your yard and train him not to dig, bark or chew. Operate with one receiver collar – no need to switch receivers or collars. Ultralight receiver uses a 6 Volt battery module that ensures a waterproof seal. Receiver fail-safe – receiver will shut down after 20 seconds to protect your pet. Loop indicator light and audible break alarm warns you if the wire has been broke. How It Works: A radio signal is sent by the transmitter to a receiver on your dog’s collar. The signal is transmitted through a wire which is placed along the boundaries you want to establish. The wire is really an antenna that carries the signal. You can adjust the signal to up to 15 feet from the wire. In most cases, a 4-6 foot signal field will be the best for optimal training. The receiver provides a warning beep as your dog approaches the wire. If he starts to cross the wire, he will receive a mild correction. Although the correction is harmless, it will dissuade him from continuing: When using the remote, the fence transmitter floods the area inside the boundary wire with the signal and this activates the receiver. All receivers within the boundary will activate when the remote is used. If you have more than one dog, you may want to remove the receiver from the other dogs so they do not get a correction.
Features: For small to medium-sized dogs. Two-colored All Tape. Leash with noble leather trimming. Chromed snap hook. The ideal completion for all EL…GANCE leashes.
If you want a dog that is a marshmallow with your children, but a strong deterrent to criminals, you may want to take a look at the Boxer. The Boxer gets its name from its habit of using its front legs to box when it is fighting. These powerful dogs were originally used as hunting dogs, although they quickly became popular as police and military dogs in Europe. As people began to discover how devoted and loving the Boxer was to its family, this dog breed turned into a companion dog, as well. Interestingly enough, the versatile Boxer didn’t become popular in the United States until men returning from fighting in World War II brought some of these dogs home with them.
Although Boxers are considered to be medium sized dogs, they have the strength of a big dog. A young, healthy Boxer is all muscle and energy and weighs in at fifty to eighty pounds. These dogs have a broad chest, a wide skull and a face similar to that of a Bulldog. Their big brown eyes are very expressive and these dogs are not above using a pitiful ‘poor me’ look to get their own way.
Boxers should be fawn or brindle with black mask like markings on their face. A dog with white markings is considered to be flashy. However, if a Boxer has more than one third of its body covered in white or is completely white, it will be unable to compete in the show ring. Also, white Boxers are prone to deafness, as well as other health problems.
If you live in an apartment, a Boxer may not be the right breed for you. These dogs are high energy animals and really need to be able to exercise frequently. A home with a securely fenced yard is ideal for a Boxer. You will need to be sure the fence is high enough and secure enough to prevent your dog from escaping, since a Boxer can easily jump over lower fences.
Although most Boxers get along well with other dogs, you may not want to buy a Boxer if you have a small dog or cat. If you do have other dogs, consider neutering your Boxer at six months to keep aggression toward other dogs in check. Small children and Boxers get along quite nicely, although your Boxer may be too energetic to play with toddlers until he matures. After all, a young, exuberant Boxer can easily knock an adult flat with an overly enthusiastic greeting.
Since Boxers are so high energy and so powerful, these dogs need to be enrolled in obedience training while they are still easy to control. Puppy classes can also help you socialize your Boxer and will teach him to play nicely with other dogs. These dogs are eager to please and should pick up basic obedience commands quickly. You may want to consider advanced obedience and agility training for your Boxer, as well.
Boxers require very little grooming. Simply brush through your dog’s sleek coat once a week to remove loose hair so you don’t have to vacuum it off of your floor. You should also clean your dog’s teeth and check his nails to see if they need to be trimmed.
Boxers are hearty eaters. You should consider feeding your dog a food formulated for large dogs, since Boxers are prone to hip dysplasia. These dogs have relatively few other serious health problems. You may want to check for a history of heart or thyroid disease before buying a puppy. Boxers also have a high rate of cancer as they age. Take your dog in for twice a year physical exams by your veterinarian to detect cancer early when it is easier to treat.
So, if you want a dog who will be a devoted friend and companion, then a Boxer may be the perfect choice for you.