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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,...

How to teach your dog the name of objects

Looking for a new trick to teach your canine companion? Try teaching him to identify objects! Dog tricks aren’t just cute to watch. In fact,...

CranioSacral Therapy for dogs

Most dogs are active and love to play and run. But injuries can happen, and without proper attention, they can cause problems down the...

Breed labeling in shelters — does it work?

Breed labeling in shelters can do more harm than good, according to a recent study. Adopting a dog? Behavior matters more than breed when selecting...

Tips for a pet-friendly Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for family and friends to get together and enjoy one another’s company while eating the most delicious feast. Here’s...

How to stop dogs from digging

Is your dog's digging getting out of hand? If it looks like you have gophers living in your lawn, it's time to take steps...

Why does my dog eat grass and weeds?

There are many reasons why dogs eat grass, and in most cases it’s nothing to worry about. But if your dog feasts on your...

Back to school: how to help your dog adjust

Your dog might not be the one going back to school this fall, but your family's shifting schedule is sure to effect him! Here's...

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...

Changes in dog behavior when traveling

Traveling with dogs can be a challenge – but it’s nothing you can’t handle! Here’s a few unwanted behaviors to watch out for on...

Solutions for dogs that growl

Does your dog growl when he shouldn't? Here's how to solve the problem using positive training methods. Sarah's two rescue dogs are very gentle and...

Natural remedies for canine anxiety

Is your dog a “nervous Nelly?“ Anxiety is common in our canine companions, so here’s  how to help him chill using a holistic, natural...

Understanding your dog’s mind and emotions

How smart is your dog? How many emotions does he have access to? Recent research into canine behavior and cognition is yielding some surprising...

Solutions for dogs that chase cars

Does your dog chase cars or “attack” certain vehicles while you’re out on a walk? Here’s how to combat this dangerous behavior problem. Most...

Walking and exercise programs make shelter dogs more adoptable

Daily walks and exercise help more rescue and shelter dogs find forever homes by giving them physical and mental stimulation and teaching them valuable...

How do cats show affection?

Cats may not be as demonstrative as dogs, but the idea that they’re incapable of love it a myth! Looks for the ways your...

How to put on your dog’s harness

Do you struggle to get a harness on your dog? The very mention of going for a walk can send dog into an excitable frenzy....

Secrets to living and working with a deaf dog

Communicating with a deaf dog might be different, but it isn't as difficult as you might think. At first, Carla thought her 12-year-old Samoyed, Ben,...

How does your dog behave when you’re out?

“Ever wonder what pets do when we’re not home?” This tagline from the animated movie The Secret Life of Pets poses a question we...

Natural help for anxiety

Anxiety can impact your dog’s quality of life and result in a variety of troublesome behaviors. The good news is that there are many...

When dogs “forget” their housetraining

Even the best-behaved dogs may sometime start messing in the house. Find out what can cause housetraining regression, and how to address the problem. One...

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...

Indoor winter activities for you and your dog

Whether you and your dog need some exercise, or just a way to chase away boredom, these winter activities will do the trick. Once...

The secret language of dogs: from paw to tail

Dogs have a rich secret language that is only just being discovered, and research results shine more light on just how incredible our canines...

Service dogs for children with autism

Dogs specially trained to work with children on the autism spectrum have been successfully helping youngsters and their families cope with this difficult condition. Anyone...

Canine Compulsive Disorder or CCD

Does your dog seem obsessive-compulsive? Does he do the same strange things over and over again, without apparent reason? He could have Canine Compulsive...

Why do cats knock things off shelves?

Anyone who has cats has seen them jump on a shelf, desk or table, only to start methodically knocking everything onto the floor. From...

Is your dog always licking things?

A recent study has shown that ELS (excessive licking of surfaces) is a telltale sign of gut disease in dogs. If your dog seems obsessed...

Building a bond with words

Teaching your dog the meaning of a range of words strengthens your bond through communication and collaboration. One of the first things I learned about...