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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.

Tips on walking multiple dogs

Tips on walking multiple dogs

Walking multiple dogs at once is fun, but can be difficult and even dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Linda has grown accustomed...
What to do if your dog hates being picked up

What to do if your dog hates being picked up

Have a small dog that gets fidgety every time he's picked up? Here's what he's trying to tell you. Whether your dog gets wriggly or...
Does your puppy refuse to poop outside?

Does your puppy refuse to poop outside?

If your puppy refuses to poop outside, know that she’s not the only one. Here’s a few tips to help you remedy the problem....
Leash reactive dogs can be hard to understand -- and even harder to train. This article will shed some light on this unwanted behavior, so you're better equipped to handle him next time he "acts out".

Is your dog leash reactive?

Leash reactive dogs can be hard to understand -- and even harder to train. This article will shed some light on this unwanted behavior,...
How to help your dog build confidence

How to help your dog build confidence

Is your dog afraid of everything? Here's how to help him shake his fear and rebuild confidence.  If your dog is a "scaredy cat" the...
How to housetrain a rescue dog

How to housetrain your rescue dog

It can be difficult to housetrain a rescue dog. Here’s how to do it in two simple steps! Congratulations -- you rescued a dog! Now...
Exploring The Service Dog Project

Exploring The Service Dog Project

The joy a dog brings into our lives is immeasurable, and even more so for people with disabilities. In addition to being a loving companion,...
Addressing common behavior issues in dogs

Addressing unexplained behavior issues in dogs

Does your dog display an odd behavior that you're not sure how to fix? This Q&A with a professional trainer might shed some light...
How to handle cat fights

How to handle cat fights

When my two kitties kept getting into cat fights, I tried everything to solve the problem. The solution? I let them work out their...
Interactive toys for dogs

Interactive toys for dogs

Your dog needs both mental and physical exercise. These interactive toys and feeders make great gifts – and will keep him busy all year...
Teaching good behavior around guests

Teaching good behavior around guests

Your dog loves to say hello when friends and family come to visit, but his behavior may not be ideal. He barks, leaps up...
How to stop your dog's destructive behaviors

How to stop your dog’s destructive behaviors

Is your dog displaying one or more destructive behaviors? This Q&A with two top trainers offers solutions to combat digging, chewing, barking, jumping and...
Help! My dog is "marking" my things!

Help! My dog is “marking” my things!

My rescue dog, who is almost 2-years-old, has started marking my things. He will mark my side of the bed, he will try and...
sound ptsd

Is your dog extra sensitive to sound?

You know dogs have a keener sense of hearing than we do. What you may not know is that some are extra sensitive to...
Dogs supporting veterans with PTSD

Dogs supporting veterans with PTSD

Thanks to Pets for Vets, military veterans with PTSD are reducing their symptoms by adopting specially trained shelter dogs as companions. Up to 20% of...
How to handle excessive barking in dogs

How to handle excessive barking in dogs

Does your dog explode into barking whenever someone knocks at the door or rings the bell? Here are 6 ways to help him simmer...
Behind-the-scenes with a service dog trainer

Behind-the-scenes with a service dog trainer

If you’ve ever wondered how service dogs do what they do, here’s a behind-the-scenes look from a former assistance service dog trainer. As a service...
How to toilet train your cat

How to toilet train your cat

Is it truly possible to toilet train your feline companion? Yes...as long as you use the right approach and have plenty of patience. Imagine not...
Solutions for your cat's annoying behaviors

Solutions for your cat’s annoying behaviors

It’s natural for cats to engage in these annoying behaviors, but they’re not ideal in a home environment. Here’s how to discourage and redirect...
nose work

Nose work for dogs

If you haven’t heard of nose work yet, you’re not alone. This new sport that combines training and fun with mental and physical stimulation...
Help your dog focus during training with acupressure

Help your dog focus during training with acupressure

Training your dog can be tough if he’s easily distracted and finds it hard to concentrate. Stimulating these acupressure points can help him focus...
Training a deaf dog? Try sign language

Training a deaf dog? Try sign language

You might think training a deaf dog is difficult. But canines are experts at reading body language, so hand signals are just as effective...
positive training

Victoria Stilwell – Positive Training

Unlike a lot of TV trainers, the star of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog doesn’t use heavy-handed methods to encourage good behavior...
acupressure

Acupressure for your new cat

Introducing a new cat to your feline household can rub everyone’s fur the wrong way. Acupressure helps ease the tension between your kitties. Cats are...
The right fence for your dog

The right fence for your dog

Don’t have time to walk the dog? An enclosed backyard is the next best thing. Choose the right fence for your companion – and...
Take your cat on a bike ride!

Take your cat on a bike ride!

Meet Nymbus, the bicycle-riding cat. Learn how I trained him to safely enjoy bike rides, and how you can do the same with your...
Acupressure to prevent dog fights

How to use acupressure to prevent dog fights

It's not uncommon for fights to break out in multi-dog households. Acupressure helps calm canines and sets the stage for a harmonious environment. Bruin is...
sound ptsd

PTSD in dogs

PTSD is a well known syndrome in people, but did you know our canine companions can also develop it? Retraining and holistic remedies can help...
Mentally stimulating dog toys

Mentally stimulating dog toys

This innovative company combines food and fun into mentally stimulating dog toys that prevent boredom and enrich his environment. If you’ve ever come to home...
Animal communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick

Animal communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick

An animal communicator to the stars who also has her own TV and radio shows, “pet psychic” Sonya Fitzpatrick has been conversing with critters...
5 tips for dealing with a dog fight

5 tips for dealing with a dog fight

Dealing with a dog that attacks other canines can be frightening and stressful. Follow these 5 principles to help avoid or defuse a dog...
Tips to improve your dog's mental well-being

Tips to improve your dog’s mental well-being

Your dog’s mental well-being is as important as his physical health. Stimulating his brain will help him learn faster, feel happier, and can even prevent...