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Top 11 Behavioral Problems in Dogs

Canine behavioral problems can be challenging because there are many types of issues, multiple causes, and several strategies to manage them. However, behavioral problems...

Using Positive Reinforcement to Help Reactive Dogs

Reactivity in dogs is a common issue pet parents face. These pups are over-stimulated by sights, sounds, smells, people, and other dogs, usually because...

Gut Health for Dogs: Support the Whole Body from the Belly!

The gut plays a vital role in immunity and overall health and well-being, and high-quality probiotics can help support gut health for dogs! All dog...

How Genetics Can Influence Your Dog’s Behavior

Fear, aggression and other behavioral problems in dogs often arise from maltreatment, lack of socialization and other issues. But science is showing that genetics...

Is anxiety in your dog’s genes?

Scientists believe anxiety in many dogs is hereditary. If your dog is one of them, what can you do? You tried to do everything right...

How to Introduce Your Cat to a New Kitty Companion

Cats can be territorial and may not take kindly to a new kitty coming into the household. These six steps will help maintain harmony...

Is Your Dog Leash Reactive?

Leash reactivity can make your dog difficult to walk. Here’s how to make the world a friendlier place for him. Walking our dogs should be...

Unwanted behaviors and nutrition

Find out how certain dietary nutrients and calming supplements may curb aggression, anxiety and other unwanted behaviors in dogs. Did you know that nutrition plays...

“Muzzles are cruel” and other muzzle myths

Are muzzles painful? Are they strictly for aggressive dogs? Let’s debunk a few myths about muzzles and shed some light on the benefits of...

A new study reveals that training methods are linked to aggression...

According to a recent study conducted by the University of Guelph, aggression in cats can be prevented with the right training techniques. Cat parents can...

When your dogs don’t get along

If you have two or more dogs, chances are they’ve made friends with each other…but what if they haven’t? Find out why they don't...

How your dog’s gut microbiome affects his behavior

Canine behavioral problems like anxiety and aggression can have many causes, and an out-of-balance microbiome may be one of them. Learn how your dog’s...

Does your dog show aggression toward other dogs?

A 5-step guide to helping your canine companion overcome aggression towards other dogs. If you have a dog who displays aggressive or defensive tendencies...

Does your dog lunge and bark on walks?

They’re common problems, but they can make walking your dog less than enjoyable. The key to stop him from barking and lunging on the...

How to avoid aggression (and other problems) at the dog park

We’ve all seen it – pet parents that waltz into dog parks and let their canines run amok without any consideration. Here’s how hormones...

6 ways to know if your dog is in pain

Because dogs can’t talk, it can be hard for us to understand how they’re feeling. By understanding something about canine body language and behavior,...

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...