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Last week, Ozzie was luxuriating along the French Riviera. Did you get it?
Contest #3
1. Read the contest rules at http://ozziesplanet.tumblr.com/post/4727293053/wowozzrules.
2. Determine where in the world Ozzie is by this   picture. Be as specific as possible!
3. E-mail your answer to contest@ozziesplanet.com. (PLEASE DO NOT post your response in the comments; we will not count any posted responses.)
4. Hope that you got it right, and wait for our reply.  We will e-mail you shortly after the contest closes the following Monday at noon. If you’re a winner, we will send more information in your e-mail.
Okay… So Where Oh Where In The World Is Ozzie?

Last week, Ozzie was luxuriating along the French Riviera. Did you get it?

Contest #3

1. Read the contest rules at http://ozziesplanet.tumblr.com/post/4727293053/wowozzrules.

2. Determine where in the world Ozzie is by this picture. Be as specific as possible!

3. E-mail your answer to contest@ozziesplanet.com. (PLEASE DO NOT post your response in the comments; we will not count any posted responses.)

4. Hope that you got it right, and wait for our reply. We will e-mail you shortly after the contest closes the following Monday at noon. If you’re a winner, we will send more information in your e-mail.

Okay… So Where Oh Where In The World Is Ozzie?

Last week, Ozzie was strolling across a bridge in Dubai. Did you get it?
Contest #2
1. Read the contest rules at http://ozziesplanet.tumblr.com/post/4727293053/wowozzrules.
2. Determine where in the world Ozzie is by this   picture. Be as specific as possible!
3. E-mail your answer to contest@ozziesplanet.com. (PLEASE DO NOT post your response in the   comments; we will not count any posted responses.)
4. Hope that you got it right, and wait for our reply.   We will e-mail you shortly after the contest closes the   following Monday at noon. If you’re a winner, we will send   more information in your e-mail.
Okay… So Where Oh Where In The World Is   Ozzie?

Last week, Ozzie was strolling across a bridge in Dubai. Did you get it?

Contest #2

1. Read the contest rules at http://ozziesplanet.tumblr.com/post/4727293053/wowozzrules.

2. Determine where in the world Ozzie is by this picture. Be as specific as possible!

3. E-mail your answer to contest@ozziesplanet.com. (PLEASE DO NOT post your response in the comments; we will not count any posted responses.)

4. Hope that you got it right, and wait for our reply. We will e-mail you shortly after the contest closes the following Monday at noon. If you’re a winner, we will send more information in your e-mail.

Okay… So Where Oh Where In The World Is Ozzie?

Contest #1
1. Read the contest rules at http://ozziesplanet.tumblr.com/post/4727293053/wowozzrules.
2. Determine where in the world Ozzie is by this picture. Be as specific as possible!
3. E-mail your answer to contest@ozziesplanet.com. (PLEASE DO NOT post your response in the comments; we will not count any posted responses.)
4. Hope that you got it right, and wait for our reply. We will e-mail you shortly after the contest closes the following Monday at noon. If you’re a winner, we will send more information in your e-mail.
Okay… So Where Oh Where In The World Is Ozzie?

Contest #1

1. Read the contest rules at http://ozziesplanet.tumblr.com/post/4727293053/wowozzrules.

2. Determine where in the world Ozzie is by this picture. Be as specific as possible!

3. E-mail your answer to contest@ozziesplanet.com. (PLEASE DO NOT post your response in the comments; we will not count any posted responses.)

4. Hope that you got it right, and wait for our reply. We will e-mail you shortly after the contest closes the following Monday at noon. If you’re a winner, we will send more information in your e-mail.

Okay… So Where Oh Where In The World Is Ozzie?

Where Oh Where In The World Is Ozzie?

Let’s play a game! Each week, here on the Ozzie’s Planet blog, we will be posting a picture of our dear Ozzie romping around a different part of the world. He will be at major events, he will be exploring various cities, and he will be sight-seeing in numerous tourist attractions.

Here are the details:

  • We will post a picture of Ozzie in a different location every Monday.
  • You will figure out in what part of the world Ozzie is traipsing, and e-mail your answer to contest@ozziesplanet.com*. Please be as specific as possible!
  • If you are right, you win fabulous prizes (with a purchase from www.ozziesplanet.com):
  • The contest closes for the week at noon on the following Monday, and a new picture will then be posted.

So everyone who submits a correct answer is a winner!

*Please note:

  1. You will receive the coupon only; the Frisbee and the biscuits are only sent out with a purchase from Ozzie’s Planet and with the use of the contest coupon. A purchase is required to claim the Frisbee and biscuits, and our winners will not receive any prizes other than the coupon unless they use the contest coupon to purchase something from Ozzie’s Planet.
  2. You submit your answer via e-mail, NOT by posting a response to the blog post. This means that we use e-mail to communicate regarding the contest and prizes. We will not sell or share your e-mail address with other businesses, but we will retain your e-mail address to inform you of future Ozzie’s Planet news and promotions. When you do receive a promotional message from us, you will have the option to remove yourself from the e-mail list.
  3. Have fun!
Ozzie’s Planet At The 2011 Land O’ Lakes AKC Dog Show

What a weekend!

This past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Ozzie’s Planet team partnered up with Minnesota Life College at the 2011 Land O’ Lakes AKC Dog Show in St. Paul, Minnesota. We spoke to so many people about the exciting changes at Ozzie’s Planet, and passed out coupons for 10% off their order (which is a great deal — we will have event specials like this, so keep your eyes open for us at various events). With 1700 items recently added to our catalog, we’re sure to have what you need.

Plus, we have more improvements to Ozzie’s Planet in the works, so check back often!

We also worked with Minnesota Life College this weekend to educate people about their excellent residential post-secondary program for young adults with autism spectrum disorders, learning differences, and ADD/ADHD. We sold their handcrafted dog biscuits right at our booth, which we also sell on Ozzie’s Planet. These biscuits were very well-received by all sorts of very discerning dogs!

To read more about our partnership with Minnesota Life College, and to purchase the high-quality dog biscuits that the school’s business, Real Biscuits for Real Dogs makes, go here: http://www.ozziesplanet.com/milicohabi.html.

We had a great time visiting with everyone who stopped by our booth, and saw so many beautiful and talented dogs. Maybe we’ll see you and your pup at our next event!

How to house train your dog using a crate.

How have you dealt with a stubborn dog?
Establish your position as pack leader by asking your dog to work.

Take him on a walk before you feed him. And just as you don’t give affection unless your dog is in a calm-submissive state, don’t give food until your dog acts calm and submissive. Exercise will help the dog, especially a high-energy one, to achieve this state (running your dog at your nearest dog park would be great).

In all of these ways, the pack leader in nature sets rules, boundaries, and limitations for her pack, and in doing so, nurtures her dog’s healthy state of mind.

Compliments of Cesar Millan

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Setting Limits for Your Canine Companion

by Lori Verni

When it comes to our beloved pets, many people don’t like to set too many limits. Even the most strict of pet owners will usually admit that they like to spoil their pet sometimes, and of course, a little spoiling is okay.

However when not enough limits are set, several problems can arise. Firstly, the fact that a dog who is allowed “carte blanche” is often a dog who causes aggravation and is not enjoyed as much as those who respect their boundaries. And speaking of respect, dogs who don’t have household rules they’re expected to follow regularly are far more likely to disregard other rules because they are less respectful of their owners overall.

While no one is suggesting that your dog should have to live a militant lifestyle or not be allowed to have fun, it is not unreasonable to have certain expectations for your pet. Particularly during holiday season, when people tend to do more entertaining, some of the ongoing behaviors that are frequently overlooked may now be experienced as annoying habits that you wish would go away.

For example, the begging at the table that usually seems so cute and results in you giving your dog people food is sure to lose its charm when guests are in attendance. Not to mention the jumping you may overlook when your dog is happy to see you arrive home from work… not quite as acceptable when Aunt Sarah is coming in the door carrying a cake and dressed in holiday attire!

Whether your dog could use some work on jumping, begging, barking, stealing, play biting, bolting out the door or any other behaviors, a little obedience training can go a long way toward sharpening up his manners. By teaching your pet some simple commands, such as “heel” (walk at my side), “sit,” “down,” “stay” and “come,” you can then use the commands in day-to-day life to teach new, good manners when you want them.

The down/stay command is invaluable for working on things such as begging, stealing and play biting, while the sit/stay is very helpful in working on not jumping, bolting out the door or licking visitors.

Of course, there’s also the added benefit of having your pet respect you more in general, so when you say “no,” he’ll feel more like he has to listen. Whether you teach your dog on your own or with the help of a trainer, it is so much easier to enjoy your pet when you have established limits for your canine companion!

Lori Verni is a freelance writer, Certified Master Trainer and owner of Best Paw Forward Dog Education for 14+ years. She is also the author of “Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies & Adult Dogs.”