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7 ways to socialize your dog

Part of raising a healthy, happy dog is making sure you socialize him! Not sure where to begin? Here’s a few pointers. When you bring...

Pet leasing ban passed in New York

Beware of pet leasing! Offered by some pet stores as a way for customers to take puppies home without buying them, these financing plans...

4 reasons to enroll your new puppy in a training class

You adopted a puppy – congratulations! Once you’ve gotten a chance to get to know one another, consider enrolling him in a training class....

Your puppy’s first vet visit

If you’ve just adopted a puppy, one of your first priorities is to take him to the vet for a checkup. Here are 8...

How to train a dog not to jump on you

Puppies and puppy breath are two of my favorite things in life. A happy and healthy puppy is full of life, fun and energy....

Step by Step Training for Pups

If you’re adopting a puppy from your local shelter, one of the first things you need to do is start training him so he’ll...

Calming games for a hyperactive dog

Over-excitement can be a problem if you can’t get your hyperactive dog to settle down. These 3 games help by rewarding relaxed behavior. Identifying a...

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...

Should my dog chew sticks?

It seems natural for dogs to chew sticks, but it can also be dangerous. Learn why dogs like chewing sticks, and how you can...

5 steps to greater enrichment

Circling through these five themes of environmental enrichment can help keep your dog physically and mentally stimulated as well as happy, content and well-behaved. As...

Harley — the dog who changed the world dies at 15

Harley, the tiny one-eyed "Hero Dog", the inspirational force who saved hundreds of puppy mill dogs with National Mill Dog Rescue, and the dog...

Rescue made easy

The shelter isn’t the only place to go. Rescue organizations are finding homes for more animals by bringing adoptable dogs and cats to special...

Baywatch reboot star is a huge animal lover!

Pia Lamberg is a former Miss Finland Universe who now lives in Los Angeles and stars as the lead character of Heather in the...

Introducing a new dog to rover?

Introducing a new dog into your home can sometimes be a challenge. By easing into things at a neutral location, and avoiding some common...

Tuna — the underdog with an overbite

Tuna, the tiny Chiweenie, is helping to change society's definition of beauty. The first time you see a photo of Tuna, you’re liable to do a...

How to make your animal smarter

All animals are smart... but what if you could make yours smarter? These training tips will help get her off on the right paw. Adopting...

Black dog syndrome

The term 'black dog syndrome' is sometimes used to describe feelings of depression, but it can also refer to a very real phenomenon often...

Ramps for your dog

Is he having trouble jumping on the bed or getting into your vehicle? Pet ramps or a set of steps can make life a...

How nutraceuticals saved a dog with parvo

How a puppy’s brush with parvo inspired these entrepreneurs to give up selling office supplies and start formulating nutraceuticals for animals. When Cindy Van Komen...

Bringing down puppy mills

Check out an organization that aims to bring down puppy mills, one rescue at a time. Those puppies in the pet store window are adorable,...

Tools to train your dog

Successfully training your dog requires the right tools, as well as a fresh approach to avoid any pain that you could be inflicting. Before I...

6 steps to a happy puppy

These six steps will get your new puppy on the road to a long and happy life. Bringing home a new puppy is exciting, but it’s...

5 myths about dog surgery

De-bunking surgery myths to help you feel more at ease at the thought of your animal companion going under the knife. When Barb discovered a...

Brain food for your dog

Did you know your dog's diet and nutrition may play a critical role in brain function and behavior? If you’ve ever felt lazy after eating...

Feeding your puppy

When feeding your puppy, the right diet and balance of nutrients is critical for proper development and the prevention of health problems in adulthood. Adopting...

Online dog training classes — pros and cons

Online dog training classes and consultations offer advantages, but can only do so much, and shouldn’t replace in-person training sessions. Melinda adopted Reepo from a...

6 tips for successful dog housetraining

Teaching your new pooch where to go potty is easier than you might think. Follow these six simple steps to successful housetraining. It doesn’t matter...

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...

Does your puppy refuse to poop outside?

If your puppy refuses to poop outside, know that she’s not the only one. Here’s a few tips to help you remedy the problem....

Preventing bone problems in dogs

Growing puppies are prone to angular limb deformities and other bone problems. Find out why, and how to maintain good bone health. If you’ve adopted...

Can puppies survive distemper?

Distemper is a serious and contagious virus that often afflicts puppies. Luckily, homeopathic medicine is an effective treatment.  Puppies treated holistically have definitely survived distemper....

Be a leader through positive dog training

Training your dog? Here's how to establish yourself as a positive leader! In my experience as a dog trainer, many of the people I work...