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How Fear Free® makes vet visits less stressful

Going to the vet can cause fear, anxiety and stress in both animals and their humans…and that may result in less-than-optimal care, or even...

5 things to know about a dog in heat

Do you have a female dog that isn’t spayed? Here’s what to expect when she goes into heat! It’s important to be prepared when...

Dogs go through moody “teenage” phase

Is your dog acting out? Is she moodier than usual? She might just be entering her teenage years!  According to the results of a recent...

Separation anxiety in dogs is a common concern post-pandemic

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen and people return to work, many claim their dogs’ separation anxiety has become worse. Extra time at home due to...

SPACE KOTTY – the next generation of litterboxes

This high-tech litterbox is designed to detect health issues in cats so that pet parents can address them before it’s too late. Litterboxes have come...

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...

Does your dog have separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety is common in canines, but don’t despair. Follow these four important steps to a calmer, more relaxed dog. Separation anxiety in dogs is...

Can I clicker train my cat?

Contrary to what many people think, clicker training isn’t just for dogs. Read on to learn how you can use this effective training tool...

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...

Why is my cat yowling at night?

Is your cat yowling until the wee hours of the morning? Take a look at a few possible reasons for this annoying behavior, and...

Why do cats purr?

Believe it or not, a cat's purr isn’t just indicative of happiness! Here’s a few additional reasons why your kitty might be purring. Everyone knows...

How to satisfy your working dog’s instincts

Keep your working dog’s mind and body engaged with regular training, exercise and interactive play! Working dogs make fantastic pets! But these highly intelligent, active...

How to calm down a stressed dog on the Fourth of...

The Fourth of July holiday might look a little different this year, but there’s still bound to be a few stress-inducing activities happening in...

Pet parents concerned about separation anxiety as they head back to...

Are you concerned that your dog might develop separation anxiety when you return to work after the pandemic? You’re not alone! Follow these expert...

5 tips for introducing a reptile into a household with dogs...

Adding a new reptile to the family? Here’s a few steps you can take to ensure he gets along with your dogs and cats. When...

3 steps to a well-socialized dog

Many dogs are poorly socialized as puppies, leading to over-reactive behaviors in adulthood. The good news is that you can vastly improve your dog’s...

How to help your dog adjust to life after the COVID-19...

Helping your dog adjust to life after the COVID-19 lockdown involves determining his emotional reaction to your lifestyle changes, and taking some simple steps...

Why do cats hide?

Cats have a tendency to hide for seemingly no reason. Let’s take a closer look at this intriguing behavior! Cute, quirky, and even cuddly at...

How does your dog’s mind work?

How well do you understand your dog's mind? Ongoing research reveals that the cognitive and emotional lives of canines are much richer and more...

How to stop your dog from herding people

Does your herding dog try to “corral” your family and friends? Here’s how to nip this bad habit in the bud. Border collies and other...

Behavior proofing —  a vital step when training your dog

If your dog only “comes” or “stays” in certain environments and situations, then it’s time to add behavior proofing to his training regime. Does...

Health problems that can cause behavior changes in dogs

If your dog has become anxious, withdrawn or snappy, don’t just assume he’s “acting out”. A variety of physical health issues can trigger behavior...

Is your cat depressed?

If your cat doesn’t seem his usual self, it’s possible he may be depressed. Learn the possible signs and symptoms, and work with your...

10 self care tips for dog parents

You’ve just welcomed a new dog into your life and are spending lots of time looking after him – grooming, feeding, training, exercising and...

Why consistent training throughout your dog’s life is essential

Maintaining a consistent training regimen is just as important as teaching your pup his manners at the start of life! Here’s why. Dogs amplify your...

“P-mail” – how dogs use urine to communicate

Dogs may not have access to email or social media, but they have their own ways of communicating long distance. One of those ways...

3 simple ways to let your dog be a dog

Dogs need food, water, and plenty of love – but they also need the freedom to be themselves! Here are three ways to let...

10 tips for training your dog

When it comes to training your dog, the keys to success are found in following these ten important steps. Dog training involves so much...

How Tellington TTouch resolves canine behavior problems

The Tellington TTouch® Method offers a novel way of shifting your dog’s behavior, leading to a deeper connection and bond with your canine companion....

Quality time with foster families can improve adoption rates in shelters

Many dogs in shelter environments come from troubled pasts, which decreases their likelihood of being adopted. Here’s how one organization's unique foster program is helping...

Top tips to keep your dog off the furniture

Check out these simple tips to keep your dog off the furniture! Everybody enjoys lounging on the couch now and then, including dogs! It might...

Is your dog scared of strangers?

Many dogs react fearfully when they see or are approached by strangers. Gentle behavior modification can help calm those fears, boost your dog’s confidence,...