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5 signs you should consult a professional obedience trainer

A professional obedience trainer can be a great resource to help your dog improve his behavior — but how do you know when it’s...

Hormones partly to blame for leash aggressive dogs

If your dog is leash aggressive, this might help shed some light on his behavior and help you solve the problem once and for...

Reactive vs. aggressive dogs

A dog displaying signs of reactivity isn’t necessarily aggressive. However, it’s important to understand the difference between these two states, and to prevent a...

Canine aggression: breed-specific or learnt behavior?

A recent study published in Applied Animal Behavior revealed that a dog’s behavior – particularly in the case of aggression – is more likely to...

Three reasons why dogs bite

While biting is a form of aggression, only a small percentage of dogs that bite are actually aggressive. Here are three reason which may cause...

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...

Meridian tapping techniques to heal your dog

Heal your dog with Meridian tapping. People, dogs and all other living beings on the planet are animated by a flow of energy through their...

Is your dog antisocial?

Sometimes rescue dogs haven't been properly socialized. If this sounds like your pooch, don't fret. There are steps you can take to resolve her...

Understanding canine body language

Unfortunately, our dogs can't tell us how they're feeling. But we can get a pretty good idea by reading their body language. When your dog...

Why is your dog aggressive?

If your dog becomes aggressive, don’t assume it’s a behavioral problem or that he’s just being “bad”. It could mean he’s ill or in...

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...

Understanding your cat’s body language

Learn how to interpret your cat's body language to eliminate misunderstandings and strengthen your bond. While I was working one day, Natasha my feline diva,...

Does your cat scratch you?

We recently adopted an adult cat from a shelter and he has started to scratch at our hands. How do we teach him this...

Preparing your dog for a new baby

Congratulations – you’re having a baby! Have you told your dog yet? Now is the time to start preparing your pup for the arrival of...

Research about spay and neuter for dogs

The latest research suggests that spay and neuter procedures are often done too early in life, and may cause health issues later on. Most people...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Keep your dog’s ears clean

By performing weekly home cleanings and inspections of your dog's ears, you can reduce or eliminate her risk of developing a painful problem. Dirty ears...

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...