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Understanding anxiety and aggression in dogs and cats

Why are anxiety and aggression so common in dogs and cats, and how can they be resolved? About three years ago, our Irish setter Coral...

Training tools for your dog

Take a look at the key training tools you need to train your dog — collars, harnesses, leashes and tethers – and what to...

Meridian tapping techniques to heal your dog

Heal your dog with Meridian tapping. People, dogs and all other living beings on the planet are animated by a flow of energy through their...

How to find the best dog-friendly apartment

Having trouble finding a dog-friendly apartment? Here's some tips and tricks that will help you find the perfect abode for you and your canine...

Pica: stress eating in dogs

Pica is a condition in which dogs crave the ingestion of unnatural food sources. While it may seem unusual, it’s actually fairly common. Lucky, a...

Introducing your dog to a blended family

Your dog is an important member of your family. When that family changes, make sure you help her, your partner, and any children fit...

Training dogs for TV

An experienced animal trainer for film and TV shares a few of his secrets. Lassie, RinTinTin, Benji…they’re just three of the famous dogs that have...

Top 7 dog training tips

Training success means being a good pooch parent. Here are 7 tips to help you and your dogs reach your full potential. In my first...

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...

Hypnotism for dogs

Hypnotism for dogs...is it a creative solution for anxiety, or a quack cure? According to one man, dog hypnotism is a surefire solution to your...

Camps for your dog

Dog camps are a popular vacation trend for those who enjoy having fun and spending quality time outdoors with their canine companions. Here’s what...

Choosing a service dog

If you or someone you know wants a service dog, how do you choose the right one? Melanie wanted to get a service dog for...

Prison program helps dogs and inmates

Offenders train shelter dogs for adoption thanks to successful prison programs that give both inmates and animals a second chance in life. When most people...

Should you get your dog a harness?

If your dog pulls on the leash no matter what you do, consider getting him a harness. It’s safer for him, and easier on...

Pros of positive training

Does your dog have behavior problems? Find out why a dominance approach doesn’t work, and why a positive training is so much better. You've heard...

How to deal with irresponsible pet parents

Unfortunately, some people don’t pick up after their pooches or give them enough attention or care. Here's how to deal with irresponsible pet parents. At...

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...

3 ways to help your scaredy-cat!

Does your kitty spend most of her time hiding in closets, under or behind couches, or in the most quiet, unused parts of the...

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...

How to deal with separation anxiety in dogs

Does your dog freak out every time you leave the house? Here's how to deal with his separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs is a...

Preparing your dog for a new baby

Congratulations – you’re having a baby! Have you told your dog yet? Now is the time to start preparing your pup for the arrival of...

Welcome to kitten kindergarten

Kitten kindergarten is a way to put an end to undesirable traits like unsociability or aggression and ensure a happy, well-adjusted kitten. We’ve all heard about...

Tips on walking multiple dogs

Walking multiple dogs at once is fun, but can be difficult and even dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Linda has grown accustomed...

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....

How to help your dog build confidence

Is your dog afraid of everything? Here's how to help him shake his fear and rebuild confidence.  If your dog is a "scaredy cat" the...

Addressing unexplained behavior issues in dogs

Does your dog display an odd behavior that you're not sure how to fix? This Q&A with a professional trainer might shed some light...

Taking a stand for positive training

We firmly believe that animals do not need fear-motivated training in order to overcome behaviors. Sure, an animal (or person, for that matter) will...

Living with special needs dogs

One woman's experience of living with a deaf rescue pup inspired her to teach others about the care and training of special needs dogs. Mariah...

Teaching good behavior around guests

Your dog loves to say hello when friends and family come to visit, but his behavior may not be ideal. He barks, leaps up...