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5 common mistakes made by first-time dog parents

Want to avoid some common dog parenting pitfalls? Here’s a few to be aware of! As first-time dog parents, there are multiple things that can...

Why does my cat stare at me?

Does your feline friend constantly challenge you to staring contests? Here’s why! One of the most common cat behaviors is to stare at their humans...

How to train your dog to enjoy vet visits

An important key to taking the anxiety out of vet visits is to train your dog to calmly accept handling and gentle restraint, and...

Consistent training plus calming supplements may help overcome behavioral problems in...

Here's how consistent training, combined with the right calming supplements, can help overcome behavioral problems in your dog or cat. Behavioral problems are among the...

What does your dog’s wagging tail really mean?

A wagging tail doesn’t always indicate that your dog is happy. Learn how to read your canine companion’s “tail language”. We usually assume that...

Tips for taking your dog to work – at home!

If you work remotely, every day is “take your dog to work day”! Here’s how to encourage good behavior in your pup while you...

Cat pheromones 101

If you have a cat, you’ve probably heard the term “pheromones” used once or twice. But what are they, exactly, and what do they...

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...

10 ways to make your dog a better student!

Could your dog be a better student? These ten tips will help you enhance her learning ability and improve her behavior! Like humans, all dogs...

10 cute but weird things cats do when they love you

Let’s face it – cats are weird creatures. But they’re also extremely affectionate! Here are ten bizarre behaviors your cat may display to show...

How intelligent is your dog?

If you think your dog is more intelligent than average, prove it by testing his IQ! Do you think your dog is incredibly intelligent? You...

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...