How to building your own dog kennel KBD

For quite some time we’ve been using a homemade kennel that we built about five or six years ago and it has been great for our dogs. But time has left a few marks and as it was the first homemade kennel we’ve built, some things could definitely have been improved. So this time we come well prepared in terms of equipment and material.

A normal dog kennel works great for Karelian bear dogs

First off I want to say that it is fully doable to hold your Karelian bear dog in a normal dog kennel. What made us go with a homemade solution is because they tend to be a bit expensive. At least if you want a larger more stable unit. First, we were thinking about getting the K9 which should be one of the best dog kennels according to Florida Dog Mag, but we came to the conclusion that the price tag was just too expensive and we could build our dogs a luxury home with that budget. So we started to look at a bunch of different chain link dog kennels but most of them just seemed a bit too weak and unstable for our dogs.

Preparation is key to a successful result


So we started preparing ourselves by buying the material we needed and lending tools from our neighbors and friends. Luckily some of them asked if they could lend us a helping hand in building the thing, and of course, we happily said yes. This is the type of things we set out to find:

This is the material we used:

Rust proof steel link fence

  • Wood
  • Steel Wire
  • Metal roof
  • Locking mechanism
  • A lot of screws
  • Anchors

The tools needed:

  • Saw
  • Screwmachine
  • Screwdriver

The kennel building process was simple

Build away!

We set out to build a somewhat large enclosure for our dogs but we soon found out that we might have been counting a bit too high for what we actually needed. Sometimes bigger isn’t always better. So after we put out all the poles we figured that to decrease the two poles in the back by 3 feet so that we got down to around 12×14 feet instead of 15×14 which were way too big in my opinion.

After that, we started putting up the poles in all 4 edges of our somewhat square formed kennel. We then anchored them with cement anchors which should be able to withhold a heavy storm or two. Then comes the funny part, creating the door and somewhere for you to fasten it. It is a joke by the way. Before we started it felt kinda of simple, a wooden frame, two more wooden poles attached to the ground with a plank on top. The other story is that it wasn’t simple. For the door to be able to open and close, putting a lock on it etc was probably the most annoying with the whole construction. I highly recommend you to find an easier way, even though it feels much simpler now when you’ve done it once. Probably won’t take even 40% of the time it did the first time.

Well, enough with the freaking door. The time had come to untangle and start putting up all the steel wire that will now hold our dogs inside the kennel. Choose something rust-proof for the sake of it, the weather is harsh sometimes and having a kennel that starts to rust after a year or two will probably not make it as cost effective as it can be.

After that, the only thing left to do was to attach the roof. We tightened it to the fence with some steel wire and then just screw it into the wooden poles standing in each corner, simple as can be. The inner poles were about 3 inches higher than the front poles which give the roof a little incline so that water runs right off into the side. There we have a little incline on the yard too so the water won’t find its way into the kennel.

Building completed. We have our kennel and it’s looking good even though its home made by some amateurs and friends.

How to Safely Sedate a Dog?

Sedation is a relaxed, calm or tranquil state induced after the administration of drugs. When a dog is sedated, he becomes more docile and can easily be handled, making it less stressful for the dog when procedures like grooming and veterinary examinations are being done.

Without sedation, stressful situations can lead to restlessness, and when a dog is restless it is more prone to hurt itself, not eat, hide and hurt or bite other people and animals. Method 1 Using Prescription MedicationsUnderstand that you must get a prescription for sedative drugs.

The drugs used to sedate a dog are very effective, so they require a prescription from a veterinarian and can only be administered by a veterinarian. The two most common drugs used by veterinariansto calm dogs are acepromazine (PromAce), and diazepam (Valium).

These drugs block certain signals in the CNS or central nervous system making the animal calm or sedated. Give your dog Acepromazine (PromAce).

Acepromazine is used to calm fractious or aggressive animals. It alleviates itching, and also has anti-emetic properties (prevents vomiting), making it ideal for animals thatare being transported long distances.

Consider giving your dog Diazepam (Valium). Diazepam is also a sedative which has muscle relaxant properties, appetite stimulating properties, and anti-convulsant properties, making it ideal for dogs with seizure and appetite problems.

Method to Calming Your Dog without Medication Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercises.

Many experts on dog behavior recommend that a dog is exercised before traveling, or before being engaged in any activity that might get the dog restless and agitated. A well-exercised dog will be very inclined to rest because it has burned off its excess energy. Therefore, it’s a good idea to schedule brisk 30-minute walk before taking off.

Bring your dog’s favorite toys, blanket or rug when traveling. Your dog’s favorite blanket or toys contain a lot of familiar scents and will reduce anxiety when the dog is brought to an unfamiliar place.

Try aromatherapy.

Do this by placing a few drops of lavender oil on your hands and massaging the dog at the back of its head, or the base of the spine. Lavender oil has a calming scent and is used in spas for humans. Use products that contain appeasing pheromones. Studies have shown that pheromones are present in all mammals during the nursing stage. In dogs, this is the hormone secreted by the puppies’ mother, so when the puppies smell this hormone, it calms them and reassures them that mom is around.

Examples of products that contain this hormone: Adaptil collar and spray, Sentry Calming Collar, and Comfort Zone Diffuser withDog Appeasing Pheromone.

These products are very easy to use, the collars are only placed on the dog’s neck to provide a sustained release of the pheromone which lasts for a month.

For products like the diffuser, it is simply plugged into a socket, and the pheromone is slowly and continuously released for a month.

This type of product is ideal for rooms.

Spray preparations can be used to spray cages, cars, or any carrier where the dog is placed. Use melatonin supplements. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland. It is a sleeping hormone that causesthe animal to have a good rest at night.

It has a seasonal variation in animals and humans, increasing when there are fewer hours of daylight in winter. Melatonin has properties, anti-convulsant properties, regulates body rhythms and reproductive cycles.

It is mainly used in the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs, and other stressful or frightening conditions like noise anxieties brought about by fireworks or thunder storms. Give this drug to your dog before traveling or before introducing your dog to a potentially frightening situation.

An example of a productcontaining Melatonin is K9 Choice  Melatonin 3 mg tablets. The dose is 3 mg for every 35 to 100 pounds body weight, twice a day. For smaller dogs below 35 pounds, the dose is 1.5 mg of melatonin, and for larger dogs greater than 100 pounds the dose is 6 mg twice times a day.

Try calming herbal agents.

Herbal pills and oils prepared specifically for dogs are commercially available; examples include Dorwest Herbs ™ Scullcap and Valerian tablets.

This herbal medicine preparation can be used for the relief of anxiety, restlessness, excitability, and travel behavioral problems, and can even be used as a supporting supplement for epilepsy.

It has been-been proven effective in dogs with noise phobias, travel anxiety, and hyper activity.

Skullcap and Valerian Tablets are safe to forlong term and short term use and can be given from 2 months of age onwards.

The dose for Dorwest Herbs Scull cap and Valerian tablets is 1 to 2 tablets per 5 kg of body weight daily.

For one off occasions, use two tablets per 5kg of body weight 12 hours before and again 2 hours before the desired effect is required.

Note: Not recommended for pregnant or lactating females.

Vetzyme Stay Calm Liquid : this herbal oil is composed of a unique blend of Chamomile and Ginger oils. Research has shown that these two herbs possess calming, soothing, and relaxing properties. The dose is at 2.5ml of the oil mixed into the dog’s food daily.

DIY- How to Make Cute Sushi Panda Bears?

Welcome back to my post!

Today I’m going to show you how to make a cute little panda sushi bear using this kit I found on Amazon.
It was only like three or four dollars and possibly the best investment I ever made.

Now if you want to get the same one that I ‘ve got here, then I’ll leave a link in the description below where you can find it, or the top left the corner of your screen.

Let’s get going, let’s make it happen!Okay start by taking the panda cutting tool which is this part with the little teeth onside to cut the Nori, and you just want to take your silicon mat as well which comes with the kit and just line up the Nori sheet with the silicon mat to use the most of it.
screenshot-www-bear-dogs-com-2016-10-25-14-43-47Just place your cutting tool on top and then press down and move around pressing down until you don’t hear anymore cracking noises.

The cracking noises are when you’re cutting the Nori, and then just lift up and Voilá.

Half of the components will just fall out on their own if you’ve done this right and the rest of them you just have to softly remove out of the Nori, making sure not to tear them.

This one feels a little bit tough and just removing it softly.

Be very careful not to tear any of the components, especially the center one, the long one here that I’m taking out right now.

It’s very, very fragile and it normally tears if you don’t take care.

There we go it came out perfectly.

I’m going to take the little panda eye patches out – great.

Okay, now I’ve removed all the components, and I’ve got them all here ready for assembly in a bit.

Now I’m going to make the sushi rice panda mold, for that you take the other three parts of the kit and you just take the front face, and you place it in first, then you want to take some cooked and seasoned sushi rice and just pack it in nice and tightly.

Once it’s packed in nice and tightly you take the back end which has a little handle, and you just press it in and compress the two components together just like so, then once it’s compressed you just remove it out and separate them out and the bear should come out just like this.

Okay, then you just take your Nori cutouts and place the panda face down and just take the longest part and center up with the middle and then curve it round all the way to the front.

Now it’s worth noting my hands are a little bit wet, so the sushi rice doesn’t stick to it, and so I can pick up the Nori just like so.

Then this is just a little panda eye patch; you just place it where you think the eyes will be, and take the other one and place it directly opposite.

Then take the nose patch and place it right on the peak right there– okay great.

Now I’m going to take the feet components and place one on this side and take the other foot element and place it just on the opposite side just like I did the another one.

Okay, now I’m going to put it upright, it looks like a sweet little cute bear at this point.
screenshot-www-amazon-com-2016-10-25-14-42-26I’m going to take the panda ears and line it up and then fold it over on both sides, just like so and then I’m going to do the same with the other ear component, line it up and then fold it over both sides and press it on so it stays on.

Then place it on its front again and just put the tail – and Voilá, you have a beautiful little panda sushi bear you can play with or make a small army of them.

Do Dogs get headaches?

It’s a question that fascinates scientists, vets and so many animal lovers around the world.

But we don’t have a definite answer But here’s what we know we all have experienced headaches in our lives and wondered why do you headaches occur? Well, amazingly headaches don’t occur inside our brain.
In fact, our brain does not have pain receptors to feel its pain, meaning our brain never hurts! What cause headaches are the signals from sensitive areas around our head – like our eyes, nose, sinuses, neck, ears, etc.?

So can dogs get headaches? YES! Dogs have a developed brain, and they have extremely powerful senses, and so the possibility of them getting a headache is VERY, VERY HIGH! It’s baffling that there are approximately 150 different types of headaches in humans.

Most common types are tension headaches and vascular headaches.

How do we know if a dog is suffering from a headache? Well, the best way would be to talk to them, but that’s not possible at least for now.

But there’s one way to know! Dogs and humans have been together for more than 50,000 years.

Due to this, we very well understand their body language and dogs also shows some signs which are very similar to the human being having a headache.

When dogs are ill, they usually seek out a dark and quiet place to hide.

They also tend to sleep more than the usually would.

Dogs avoid activities, even their favorite ones.

They may also try and rub their heads against a wall or furniture as if to soothe the pain.

Dogs tend to keep their heads lowered when they feel ill and also squint their eyes a lot like it hurts to keep them open.

Just as if they are experiencing a headache! You can try safe dog medicines like paracetamol, but if that doesn’t work, the reason could be something serious! In such a case visit a vet as dogs show similar signs in medical problems like Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Eye condition or even a Neurological Disorder.

We think dogs do get headaches, but they don’t get headaches just like we do. They have symptomatic headaches as a warning to something even more serious that might need scrutiny.


Sometimes scientists just call them as they see them. This is an illustration of an extinct creature known as a bear dog.

Headless Valley is a particular area (Lat: 61.25 Long: – 124.5) of the South Nahanni River Valley (Canada) said to incorporate a lost world finish with tropical timberlands, lethally savage locals, and a bunch of baffling animals going from Bear Dogs to Sasquatch. The legend of Headless Valley is abnormal in that it is genuinely cutting edge, having started in 1908, after the revelation of two executed mine workers in the locale of the South Nahanni River. Since that time, a few different vanishings and homicides have been recorded in the locale.

In the Nahanni National Park of Northwest Canada lies the Nahanni River. The range is just available by vessel or plane and is home to numerous common marvels, for example, sinkholes, fountains and a waterfall twofold the span of Niagara Falls. Master Tweeds Muir (John Buchan), creator of The 39 Steps once said of the Valley: “It’s a favored place that old clocks dream about. Some said the “valley was loaded with gold and some said it was hot as damnation attributable to the warm springs. It had a mischievous name as well, for no less than twelve people went in and never turned out’ Indians said it was the home of demons.”

The 200 Mile glut has gotten to be scandalous, because of various abhorrent passings and numerous vanishings, winning itself the creepy name, The Valley of the Headless Men. Oddities initially started in 1908, when the Macleod Brothers came prospecting for gold in the valley. Nothing was heard or seen of the siblings for an entire year until their executed bodies were found almost a stream. After nine years, the Swiss miner Martin Jorgenson was beside surrender to the Valley when his headless carcass was found. In 1945, an excavator from Ontario was found in his resting pack with his head cut from his shoulders. While doubters of an obscure power at work in the Valley would put the grizzly mutilations down to quarreling gold miners or unfriendly Indians, there are other abnormal happenings in the range which add to the valleys otherworldliness. The wildly eminent Naha tribe essentially vanished from the zone a couple of years before the main passings. Different Indians of the region have evaded the Valley for a considerable length of time, guaranteeing an obscure wickedness frequents it. Numerous parts of the valley stay unexplored, and there are stories the Valley holds a passageway to the Hollow Earth. Others trust the Valley is home to a lost world, with lavish greenery and a tropical atmosphere, because of the hot springs producing warm air, and undiscovered gold mines and meandering yetis. While a safe house for Bigfoot stays far-fetched, one thing is for sure, something bizarre prowls in the Nahanni Valley.Bear-pooches were identified with both the bear family and the puppy family. They looked like cross breeds amongst bears and pooches. There was once a wide range of animal categories in the group of bear-pooches, however then they started to cease to exist. The latest fossils we have from the New World date to around two million years back, and in the old world the latest are around ten thousand years of age.’

There is some proof that the bear-pooches may have survived any longer than this in some remote territories. One animal groups may even be alive today, if you can trust certain legends and sightings that have originated from some remote, frosty valleys on the fringe amongst Canada and Alaska. The waheela is the name of a colossal wolf-like brute that has occupied Indian legends from this zone for quite a while. It is depicted as resembling a wolf, yet much bigger and with a heavier form. It is ascribed with extraordinary forces, and it is said to be in charge of the numerous strange passings that have happened in Nahanni Valley, otherwise called “Headless Valley” because the general population who kicked the bucket here bafflingly all had missing heads.’ If the main thing we needed to go on was these legends, we might have the capacity to disregard the waheela. However, there are additionally splendidly conventional sightings made by common Americans. A workman depicted this creature as resembling a wolf on steroids. He evaluated its stature at three and a half feet at the shoulder. The biggest wolves ever recorded have been three feet, two inches tall at the shoulder. However, Goliaths of this size are genuinely uncommon. If the repairman’s gauge was right, then this creature was no less than four inches taller than the greatest wolf we know of. Different points of interest varied from a genuine wolf. Its head was excessively expensive for that of a wolf, and its construct was too overwhelming, nearly bear-like. It had immaculate white hide that was particularly long.’ Other reports concur with the general depiction above, yet include more detail. The waheela, regardless of the way that it is bigger than a wolf, has shorter legs than a wolf. The great shoulder tallness originates from its monstrous body rather than its legs. Its ears are littler than a wolf’s ears, and the tracks demonstrate toes set more distant far from each other than in a wolf’s tracks. The waheela is never found in packs, and they remain in the coldest, most aloof situations of the outrageous north, favoring regions where there are few individuals. The territory where the waheela is located is a standout amongst the most remote places on the planet. The way that these terrains are moderately unexplored implies that there is a reasonable possibility of finding new sorts of creature there, maybe including one that should have ceased to exist ten thousand years prior. Then again, this may very well be another of those legend-loaded districts that don’t work out when it is completely explored. Neighborhood tribes additionally report that the Nahanni Valley is invaded with shrewdness spirits, and certain different legends ascribe the headless bodies to enormous hairy monsters looking like the yeti. With bipedal shaggy humanoids and massive wolves being located in a similar zone and rebuked for the same rough passings, it may likewise be that we have werewolf convictions being tossed in with the general mishmash also, to make things much all the more confounding.