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Positive Dog Training means acknowledging that your pet is a living being that experiences a range of emotions. By using positive reinforcement, you can establish a bond with your friend that is built out of love instead of fear. As one of our Pillars of Animal Wellness, Positive Training will help your companion adopt positive behaviours.

best times for training dogs

5 best times for training

Training is necessary, and the lessons you teach him should be practiced regularly. Here are the five best times of day to do it. Finding...
naughty cat

Is your cat being naughty?

Don’t punish her! Positive reinforcement is the best way to coax any cat back to good behavior. Biting, scratching or hissing -- is your kitty misbehaving?...

How to make training fun with tricks and games

Tricks and games can teach your dog what he needs to know, while making training sessions more enjoyable and interesting for both of you. Does...
treibball

Give treibball a try!

Treibball is a canine herding sport that's taking the world by storm! Also sometimes referred to as urban herding, treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) is among the...
cross-training

Cross-training with your dog

Have you considered cross-training with your canine companion? It may sound rather intimidating, but it simply means engaging him in a variety of different exercises...
off-leash

Training the off-leash dog

Safety and reliable recall are the two most IMPORTANT factors when training your dog to be off-leash. You’re taking a walk in your local park...
understanding anxiety and aggression in dogs and cats

Understanding anxiety and aggression in dogs and cats

Why are anxiety and aggression so common in dogs and cats, and how can they be resolved? About three years ago, our Irish setter Coral...
What you didn't know about dog training

What you didn’t know about dog training

Dog training is more than obedience — it's teaching him the skills he'll need to live successfully. Dog training has undergone something of a revolution...
doglates

Lets do doglates!

These Doglates style exercises can help strengthen your dog's core muscles, improve his emotional well-being, and even alleviate or prevent certain health issues. Zulu is...
introducing a new dog

Introducing a new dog to rover?

Introducing a new dog into your home can sometimes be a challenge. By easing into things at a neutral location, and avoiding some common...
dog training tools

Training tools for your dog

Take a look at the key training tools you need to train your dog — collars, harnesses, leashes and tethers – and what to...
bret michaels

Bret Michaels and his German Shepherds

For Bret Michaels, Poison’s lead singer, hanging out with his animal companions is truly “Nothin’ But a Good Time”. His heavy metal band scored countless...
Choosing the right cat litter

Choosing the right cat litter

If your kitty is snubbing her tray, she may not like the cat litter you're using. Find out what to avoid and look for...
warm water therapy for dogs

Warm water therapy for dogs

Warm water therapy relies on the healing properties of water to help with the rehabilitation process. My friend Yvonne Garst always wanted a Bernese mountain dog...

Stuff on Scout’s head

His whimsical balancing act has made him a star – and an irresistible “spokesdog” for pit bulls. He’s patient, good-natured and droll. And he has...
Giving your dog affection the right way

Giving your dog affection the right way

It may seem natural to hug and kiss your furry friend, but these gestures may actually feel threatening to some canines. Learn how to...
Boat safety for dogs

Boat safety for dogs

Heading out on the water with your canine co-captain this summer? Boat safety is important for dogs, too! Here are 4 important ways to...
Easing your dog's fear of thunder

Easing your dog’s fear of thunder

Does your dog duck for cover whenever thunder claps? These simple simple solutions can help you ease his fear. A beautiful summer afternoon can take...
enrolling in a dog training class

Enrolling in a dog training class

The difference between an enriching and stressful training class hinges on choosing the right one and preparing your dog to succeed. Enrolling in dog training...
Top 7 dog training tips

Top 7 dog training tips

Training success means being a good pooch parent. Here are 7 tips to help you and your dogs reach your full potential. In my first...
Pros of positive training

Pros of positive training

Does your dog have behavior problems? Find out why a dominance approach doesn’t work, and why a positive training is so much better. You've heard...
Mental illness or behavior problem?

Mental illness or behavior problem?

Is your dog acting differently? It may be a behavioral issue caused by a mental illness. Take a look at two conditions that can...
Tools to train your dog

Tools to train your dog

Successfully training your dog requires the right tools, as well as a fresh approach to avoid any pain that you could be inflicting. Before I...
Is your dog displaying bad behavior?

Is your dog displaying bad behavior?

Before reacting negatively to a “bad” behavior, try to look at what your dog might be telling you. “If only he could talk.” It’s a...

5 ways to soothe fear in dogs

Alleviate your dog's fear based behaviours stemming from poor socialization, abuse, traumatic events and even genetics. Joe and Melissa adopted a young mixed breed from...
Online dog training

Online dog training classes — pros and cons

Online dog training classes and consultations offer advantages, but can only do so much, and shouldn’t replace in-person training sessions. Melinda adopted Reepo from a...
Make your own cat harness

Make your own cat harness

Soft, stylish and safe, this colorful DIY cat harness is the cat’s meow! Now that spring’s here, your kitty may want to go outside to...
6 tips for successful dog housetraining

6 tips for successful dog housetraining

Teaching your new pooch where to go potty is easier than you might think. Follow these six simple steps to successful housetraining. It doesn’t matter...
Separation anxiety — could you be making it worse?

Separation anxiety — could you be making it worse?

Could you be making your dog's separation anxiety worse? You may be contributing to his fear without even realizing it. Wendy adopted a collie mix recently....
Moving with your dog: how acupressure can help

Moving with your dog: how acupressure can help

Moving house? It can cause your dog a lot of stress. Here's how acupressure can help keep him calm. Moving house can be stressful. Even...
6 steps to resolving separation anxiety in dogs

6 steps to resolving separation anxiety in dogs

Take a look at how to resolve your dog's separation without the use of conventional drugs. Separation anxiety is rarely solved using only one modality...
Welcome to kitten kindergarten

Welcome to kitten kindergarten

Kitten kindergarten is a way to put an end to undesirable traits like unsociability or aggression and ensure a happy, well-adjusted kitten. We’ve all heard about...