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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...

Reduce the risk of dog bites

Dog bites can be prevented with proper education on how to recognize even the subtlest signs of unease in your dog. There are millions of...

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...

How’s your dog’s mobility?

His posture, range of motion and the way he moves can have an influence on his mobility and overall well-being. When was the last...

5 best times for training

Training is necessary, and the lessons you teach him should be practiced regularly. Here are the five best times of day to do it. Finding...

Is your cat being naughty?

Don’t punish her! Positive reinforcement is the best way to coax any cat back to good behavior. Biting, scratching or hissing -- is your kitty misbehaving?...

Adopting an older dog?

Ensure success when adopting an older dog with these helpful tips. Dogs are considered teenagers when they’re around two. A few years after that, they’re...

How to make training fun with tricks and games

Tricks and games can teach your dog what he needs to know, while making training sessions more enjoyable and interesting for both of you. Does...

Give treibball a try!

Treibball is a canine herding sport that's taking the world by storm! Also sometimes referred to as urban herding, treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) is among the...

4 simple stretches for dogs

Help keep your dog limber with these gentle stretches. Give yourself a stretch. Notice how good it feels, and how it helps you feel more...

Training the off-leash dog

Safety and reliable recall are the two most IMPORTANT factors when training your dog to be off-leash. You’re taking a walk in your local park...