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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...

Detection dogs — sniffing out cancer

Canines are famous for their powerful sense of smell. A new study is showing that detection dogs can even be used to sniff out...

How to stop your dog’s destructive behaviors

Is your dog displaying one or more destructive behaviors? This Q&A with two top trainers offers solutions to combat digging, chewing, barking, jumping and...

Meet TuggerTails!

Meet TuggerTails — a canine actor, TV star, model and therapy dog who travels throughout the United States! Life is pretty good for TuggerTails. It...

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...

Help! My dog is “marking” my things!

My rescue dog, who is almost 2-years-old, has started marking my things. He will mark my side of the bed, he will try and...

How to handle excessive barking in dogs

Does your dog explode into barking whenever someone knocks at the door or rings the bell? Here are 6 ways to help him simmer...

Would your dog be a good therapy dog?

Believe it or not, your dog might have the potential to be a therapy dog! Here's a few "qualifications" he has to have to...

Introducing your new dog to your current one

Introducing your new dog to your current one can be tricky — especially if your dog has never lived with another pet. Here's some...

How to integrate dogs with kids

Are you a dog parent and planning to have kids or do you already have kids and are planning on getting a dog? Either...

How to toilet train your cat

Is it truly possible to toilet train your feline companion? Yes...as long as you use the right approach and have plenty of patience. Imagine not...

Nose work for dogs

If you haven’t heard of nose work yet, you’re not alone. This new sport that combines training and fun with mental and physical stimulation...