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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.

How to stop your dog's licking

How to stop your dog’s licking

Does your dog like to give you and your guests tongue baths? An animal behavior consultant offers advice on why she does this, and...
Flying with felines

Flying with felines

Flying somewhere this holiday season? If your cat is going too, these tips will help him stay safe and comfortable. If you're flying somewhere this...
All about invisible fence training

All about invisible fence training

Mention invisible fence, and a lot of dog lovers cringe. But it’s the way it’s used that’s most important. Combined with the correct training,...
Five element theory for dogs

Five element theory for dogs

It can be difficult to get an anxious or overexcited pooch to chill out. Here’s how a wellness approach based on five element theory...
Acupressure for resource guarding

Acupressure for resource guarding

Resource guarding is a natural instinct, but can lead to bites and attacks. Acupressure is one way to evoke a sense of calm and...
Victoria stilwell on house training

Victoria Stilwell on house training

Adopting a puppy or untrained adult dog? Victoria Stilwell, a renowned dog trainer, shares her advice on how to start house training. Before starting the house training process,...
Should you buy a pet stroller for your cat?

Should you buy a pet stroller for your cat?

A pet stroller can be a perfect way to give your kitty some fresh air and a change of scenery. When I take my cats for...
Muscle health for athletic dogs

Muscle health for athletic dogs

Muscle health and fitness in canine athletes involves a multi-pronged approach encompassing everything from nutrition and exercise to massage and chiropractic. Any athlete can tell...
5 ways to soothe anxiety in dogs

5 ways to soothe anxiety in dogs

Poor socialization, abuse, traumatic events and even genetics can cause fear-based behaviors in a dog. You can’t undo his past, but you can help...
Top 10 ways to build a bond with your dogs

Top 10 ways to build a bond with your dog

Whether you’re adopting a puppy or adult dog, establishing a healthy bond with him from the start will help ensure a meaningful friendship. The powerful bond...
calming effects for dogs

Does your dog display these calming signals?

You’re stressed out and your dog seems to be going out of his way to do the opposite of what you want. He may...
Animal fireworks safety

Animal fireworks safety

Fireworks are fun for us, but they can terrify dogs and cats. The explosions of noise and light can be a genuine source of...
All about animal behaviorists

All about animal behaviorists

You’ve heard of animal behaviorists, but what exactly are they and what do they do? Most importantly, how can they help your animal companion? There...
Understanding dog behavior

Understanding dog behavior

The following ten facts and tips will give you a greater insight into dog behavior, and help make training easier. Training a dog is a...
crate safety for your dogs

Dog crate safety

Do you use a crate for your dog when you're not home or when you're traveling? Here are some great tips to help ensure...
Using body language to train your dog

Using body language to train your dog

Using body language to communicate with your dog is a skill that takes practice but a lot of communication will develop naturally as a...
stop rewarding unwanted behavior

Stop rewarding unwanted behavior!

Living harmoniously with our animals is our ultimate objective. Setting your dog up to succeed rather than fail will help avoid undesirable behavior before...
6 ways to make dog training easier

6 ways to make dog training easier

Dog training is a two way street. It's your dog's job to learn the appropriate behaviors, but it's up to you to figure out...
Scratching posts for cats

Scratching posts for cats

“I can’t keep my cat from scratching the furniture,” one of my friends complained to me the other day. “My sofa’s in shreds. Do...
How to photograph your pets

How to photograph your pets

Cats and dogs are among the trickiest photography subjects. They squirm, protest, and look away right before the shutter clicks. Here's a few tips...
10 steps for successful dog training

10 steps for successful dog training

Here's why a respectful, compassionate approach to dog training is better than one that uses domination and intimidation. Leadership is defined as the ability to...

Cat training — an interview with animal behaviorist Bash Dibra

Cat training is a tricky business. To learn more about how to overcome this difficult challenge, we spoke to animal behaviorist Bash Dibra. My friend Sharon...
Teaching your dog when to stop barking

Teaching your dog when to stop barking

Barking dogs in themselves are not the problem. The problem is when, where, and how long the dog barks. Here's how to handle his...
Disc dog -- a high-flying event

Disc dog — a high-flying event

Does your dog enjoy playing frisbee? He might be a good candidate for disc dog — a new canine sport that's really taken off. When...
Solving dog aggression with communication

Solving dog aggression with communication

Animal communication can help resolve many issues, but can it do anything for serious problems like aggression? The answer is yes. Shayne is a five-year-old...