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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...

How To Pick Up & Hold A Cat

Did you know there is a better way to pick up and hold a cat? Picking up your cat is something you do everyday without...

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...

Top 10 training tips

Set your dog up for success with these suggestions for positive training. Training simply means educating your dog in a safe and loving environment, and...

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...

Can Dogs Feel Guilty?

We’ve all seen dogs acting guilty. But behaviors like avoiding eye contact, hiding, or creeping don’t mean that a dog knows he did something...

Beach etiquette and safety for dogs

Making sure your dog minds his manners when he’s at the beach helps keep things fun and safe for everyone. A growing number of beaches...

Transforming behavior with games

From begging to pulling on the leash to getting overexcited during play, any dog can develop unwanted behaviors. Here are four common behavior problems and...