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Service, therapy and emotional support dogs

The terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but there’s a difference between these three working dog classifications. Our canine companions enjoy having a job. Many become...

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....

Biking and jogging with your dog

Biking or jogging with your dog can be excellent exercise and lots of fun, but remember to keep his comfort and safety in mind. Spring...

Harnesses for dogs

Take a look at the “who, why, what and where” of dog harnesses, and how easy they are to use! Walking offers multiple benefits to...

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....

Leash-walking basics for you and your dog

Is your dog an unruly leash-walker? Does he pull you off your feet every time something distracts him? These tips will help transform him...

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...

Train your dog not to chase wildlife

Wild animals such as skunks, coyotes and coons are common in and around most communities. Protecting your dog from a confrontation with local wildlife...

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....

Behavior modification for shelter dogs

Combined with quality care, positive training programs for shelter dogs can help increase adoption rates and ensure successful integration into forever homes. Understanding this...

How to responsibly re-home your dog or cat

Certain extenuating circumstances can make re-homing your pet unavoidable. But how you re-home your pet is up to you, and there are ways to...

Canine aggression: breed-specific or learnt behavior?

A recent study published in Applied Animal Behavior revealed that a dog’s behavior – particularly in the case of aggression – is more likely to...

3 tips to stop begging

Is your dog's begging driving you crazy? Follow these tips to curb this annoying behavior. One of the biggest training-related complaints I hear is about...

Top 4 basic behaviors every dog should know

Training your dog starts with knowing the most important basic behaviors to teach him. Here's why “stay”, “come”, "leave it" and "heel" top the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to find a dog walker

Before hiring a dog walker, check to make sure she possesses these 12 qualities and attributes. Most of us lead busy lives these days, which...

Interactive feeders and raw diets

Puzzle toys and interactive feeders are a great way to mentally stimulate your dog and encourage her to work for her food. But are...

Exercise classes for people and dogs

Human-dog exercise classes are springing up all over. They’re a fun way for you and your dog to stay fit together, both physically and...

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...

Making a splash with dock diving

This exciting canine water sport is becoming a favorite for thousands of dogs and their people. Learn what dock diving is all about and...

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...

Safety tips for the beach

Being able to take your dog the beach is a privilege. Good manners and attention to safety from both of you will ensure you’re...

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...

Top training treats for your dog

Training treats need to be bite-sized, convenient, and easy to carry and handle. They should also be healthy and nutritious -- and not contribute to...

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...