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A Place Called Home

Do you believe that to look into a dog’s eyes means to look into an eternity of unconditional love? We think so too. Dogs are amazing creatures who (just like us) need enough space to call their own. They need to run around and feel the wind in their fur to feel alive. They rejoice in the green grass and a game of fetch in an elaborate garden makes their day. Is there such a place in reality? That’s where the lush, plush and lovely vacation home for dogs, Harley and Me comes into the picture.

A bright orange sign that reads “Harley and Me” greets us onto a lush grass strewn garden overlooking a huge cottage style bungalow. As we enter their warm abode, we are greeted passionately by an enormous group of adorable dogs. With bright and spacious kennels around every corner and more than a dozen cute canine companions to keep us company, Harley and Me felt like the happiest place on earth.

At the heart of this heart-warming initiative stand Arunodaya Reddy and K. Senthil Ram, the two men responsible for earnestly running this heaven on earth for Dogs from all walks of life. Founded by Arun and named after his adored dog Harley, Harley and Me was initially a boarding facility for dogs until Senthil came on board.

Together they brewed and executed ideas for wonderfully unique facilities like a blissful vet verified swimming pool where your doggie can splash around all day and master his paddling fun, a pet grooming arena where our experts give your poochie-poos a breath-taking makeover, a plush pet café where food for dogs and humans are served hot, fresh and mouth-wateringly good, a bed and breakfast where any dog lover can ring in a celebration in the elite suite hosted by our cutest doggie pals, a pick up and drop facility that makes your dog feel like a celebrity and saves you a whole lot of time.

Being the sincere dog lovers that they are Arun and Senthil envisioned and brought to life a spacious vacation home where dogs could run about and simply feel free. Apart from providing utmost comfort and care, their momentous goal was to earn the trust of pet owners who could leave their much-adored canine companions in a worry-free environment that guaranteed to retain their peace of mind.

Arun and Senthil open doors to their heart and also to Harley and Me especially for Dogs in need of special care, rehabilitation or any kind of extra attention. They recently found love in Happy, the happiest, cutest and the most adorable three-legged dog who they adopted from the Second Chance Adoption Centre in Bangalore. It is safe to say that Happy is now happier; wearing a contagious smile as he sways around Harley and Me spreading joy to everyone, everyday.

Arun, Senthil, Harley, Happy, and their large and ever-growing family of dependable canine pals are overwhelmed with joy to be celebrating the second anniversary of Harley and Me today/tomorrow. This exhilarating occasion marks two whole years of caring for an endless number of god-sent, four legged angels. The springs on their steps are bigger this year and their hearts brim over joyously. With relentless excitement, they ring in the two exceedingly beautiful years that have gone by making way for a third and bigger anniversary next year.

Together, they put faith in the belief that every dog deserves a home and this majestic duo behind Harley and Me are right here to provide it. It doesn’t matter if you know or own a dog in need of a temporary home or a permanent one; the doors of Harley and Me are open to loving canine companions from all walks of life.

Head on over to this lovely place with your doggie pal and let him feel the wind in his fur with his fellow canine friends. Don’t have a dog? That’s ok too, come celebrate these beautiful four-legged wonders with them. Just remember, at Harley and Me, every dog wears a smile and they wear it proud.

Writer : Trijai Nethri

Cheers,

Divya

Posted in: Petindia | Date: 25-Nov-16

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Boxers Make Great Family Dogs

Though many people think of boxers as fierce guard dogs that shouldn’t be allowed around children, most boxers are actually very lovable animals who make truly wonderful family pets. These dogs tend to be fiercely loyal to the families that own them, but at the same time are usually gentle and fun-loving dogs which relish any affection that the family gives them. Like any pet, however, the boxer might not be right for every family; it’s important that potential owners take the time to match their lifestyle with what the dog they’re considering buying will need in order to be healthy and happy.

 

Boxers love to play around, and will often get very excited at the prospect of receiving petting or other affection. Despite their reputation they aren’t an overly aggressive breed, and tend to love playing with children and adults who appreciate their energy level. Boxers do need to get a lot of exercise in order to stay happy, but it’s important that you don’t try to exercise your boxer in extreme temperatures as they generally don’t tolerate temperatures much higher than average room temperature very well.

 

The boxer is also a very intelligent dog, and as such can be easily trained to learn a variety of tricks. This training goes a long way toward making a boxer a wonderful family pet, as you can use it to help curb some of the breed’s excessive enthusiasm to keep it from frightening or knocking down children when the dog simply wants to play. This intelligence is also linked to the fact that boxers are usually a very affectionate breed as well, something that should be taken into consideration when training the dog as to what behaviors are appropriate if left unchecked, a boxer would be happy to be a lap dog even when it’s reached its full size and weight.

 

When choosing a boxer as a family dog, it’s important that you keep in mind that dogs of this breed will be more than happy to return as much if not more love and affection than you give it. These dogs are very loyal and loving, and it’s important that you don’t choose a boxer expecting it to be an independent and imposing dog. While most boxers will be protective of their family around strangers, they will also expect for members of their family to shower affection on them and to be able to find someone willing to play when they’re in the mood for a game. So long as you and your family understand the importance that boxers put on affection and are willing to provide the dog with all of the love that it needs, then you should be able to find a boxer that will be loyal and who will give you nothing but unconditional love.

Posted in: Petindia | Date: 06-Dec-14

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The Rottweiler and it’s Guarding Instincts

If you are looking for a breed of dog which is confident, intimidating and capable of seeing off any potential unwanted visitors, then the Rottweiler may be just the dog for you.

 

Well known for its potential aggressiveness, the Rottweiler will readily defend its land and its family. It is one of the few breeds which is capable of being a fantastic guarding dog, but just where do these guarding instincts come from?

 

Why the Rottweiler Makes an Excellent Guard Dog

 

The Rottweiler dates back to the Roman times and it has always been used as a guarding breed. However, in its early days the breed was better known for protecting cattle instead of land or people. As time has gone on, the breed has been bred specifically to guard and protect property and that has led to a larger, more muscular dog.

 

Today you really do have to be careful where you purchase a Rottweiler from. There are many responsible breeders out there who produce happy, healthy puppies. However there are also breeders who are purely in it for the money. These breeders tend to breed the worst dogs together despite their temperament and their health. That is what leads to potentially dangerous dogs and unless you do want a Rottweiler for guarding purposes, you should stay well clear of such breeders.

 

Generally the Rottweiler has a natural guarding instinct. Just like cats love to hunt, Rottweilers are alert and forever watchful over their families. They are silent guarders; which is another advantage if you do want to use them to protect yourself or your property. They will not bark excessively unless they do feel threatened, though the females do tend to bark more than the males.

 

If you do want to use the breed to guard then really you do not have to do much in the way of training. However saying that, you should always train a Rottweiler no matter what you plan to use the breed for. Even if you want the dog to be a ferocious guard dog, you will still need it to be friendly and obedient to you. Just because you feed the dog it does not mean that it will respect you, especially if you have purchased a puppy from an unreliable breeder. So always train them and ensure that they at least listen to you so that they do not pose a threat to you or your family.

 

Overall if you want a breed that has a natural ability to look after your home and family, then the Rottweiler is the breed for you. With adequate training you will be left with an obedient, watchful dog who will protect you and your home from any unwanted visitors. If you do not want the breed to guard you or your home then firm training from an early age is the best answer.

 

Posted in: Petindia | Date: 04-Dec-14

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The German Shepherd as a Family Pet

Finding the perfect dog as a pet for your family can be a big decision. You’ll probably look at many different breeds and talk to friends and family that have dogs. In many cases, people tend to steer towards the breed they had while growing up. In other cases, they go with an entirely different breed. One dog that is very popular is the German shepherd. Because of their excellent skills as police dogs, many people mistakenly think they are attack dogs. The German Shepherd dog is also used as a seeing eye dog and search and rescue dog, to name just a few of the jobs their attributes are suited to. They were not trained for these jobs because they are mean or attack dogs, but rather because of how easy they are to train, and their superior intelligence.

 

The German shepherd makes a wonderful pet that will be a great addition to your family. They are a very affectionate loving dog and, if raised with children, make an excellent playmate as well as watchdog for them. If you get your German shepherd as a puppy, the bond between him and you will grow all his life; you will be considered his family, and he will act as such. If your German shepherd is older when you get him, it’s important that he be introduced slowly to the children in the family. The German shepherd at first will be leery and somewhat aloof until he realizes whom he can trust. Once that trust is developed, it will always be there. Many owners have said that female German shepherds tend to favor the men whereas males favor the women in the family. Whether this is always the case, I am not sure.

 

If you get your shepherd as a young puppy, they often bond the most with the one that gives them the most care in the early months. It is highly recommended that you enroll your little German shepherd in some sort of basic training as soon as he or she is old enough. While this may seem like an unnecessary expense at the time, you won’t regret this expense when you see the results. Many dog owners choose to train the dog themselves with their own methods. This is perfectly fine, too, as long as you are consistent with the training. The entire family has to be consistent so as not to confuse the dog.

 

It’s great if your German shepherd will have lots of room to run around, although unfortunately this is not always possible. It is imperative that they are given plenty of exercise on a daily basis. This is a dog that is full of energy. Remember that originally they were bred as a working dog, so they expect to be doing something other than just laying around.

 

Being a pet owner involves many responsibilities such as annual vaccinations, veterinarian checkups, and routine maintenance and grooming. The grooming time is something your German shepherd will love and look forward to each day. There are many issues involving feeding your German shepherd and what kind of food to give him. Your vet can recommend a good dog food. There is still a lot of difference of opinion as to feeding dogs table scraps and leftovers. A lot of this comes down to your personal preference. I feed my German shepherds whatever I eat if there are leftovers. If they don’t like it, they won’t eat it. However, I also give them good quality dog food when there are no leftovers. My German shepherds have always been healthy and happy.

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