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Help your dog focus during training with acupressure

Training your dog can be tough if he’s easily distracted and finds it hard to concentrate. Stimulating these acupressure points can help him focus...

Training a deaf dog? Try sign language

You might think training a deaf dog is difficult. But canines are experts at reading body language, so hand signals are just as effective...

Victoria Stilwell – Positive Training

Unlike a lot of TV trainers, the star of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog doesn’t use heavy-handed methods to encourage good behavior...

Take your cat on a bike ride!

Meet Nymbus, the bicycle-riding cat. Learn how I trained him to safely enjoy bike rides, and how you can do the same with your...

All about invisible fence training

Mention invisible fence, and a lot of dog lovers cringe. But it’s the way it’s used that’s most important. Combined with the correct training,...

Victoria Stilwell on house training

Adopting a puppy or untrained adult dog? Victoria Stilwell, a renowned dog trainer, shares her advice on how to start house training. Before starting the house training process,...

Muscle health for athletic dogs

Muscle health and fitness in canine athletes involves a multi-pronged approach encompassing everything from nutrition and exercise to massage and chiropractic. Any athlete can tell...

Post-exercise acupressure session for dogs

High energy dogs need lots of physical activity, but injury is a risk. This acupressure session done after exercise helps prevent problems by keeping...

Top 10 ways to build a bond with your dog

Whether you’re adopting a puppy or adult dog, establishing a healthy bond with him from the start will help ensure a meaningful friendship. The powerful bond...

All about golden retrievers

Known worldwide for their easygoing nature, golden retrievers are said to be born wanting to please. They are intelligent dogs and one of the...

Apps for animals

Mobile apps are going to the dogs! Check out some of the growing number of products designed especially for pooch people. Long gone are the...

Understanding dementia in cats

Did you know that most cats over the age of 11 are at risk for feline dementia? It’s one of the most common conditions...

Alternative dental care in dogs

Dental problems affect most dogs and can cause serious health issues if left unattended. A wholesome meaty diet along with energetic balancing are two...

All about animal behaviorists

You’ve heard of animal behaviorists, but what exactly are they and what do they do? Most importantly, how can they help your animal companion? There...

Understanding dog behavior

The following ten facts and tips will give you a greater insight into dog behavior, and help make training easier. Training a dog is a...

Using body language to train your dog

Using body language to communicate with your dog is a skill that takes practice but a lot of communication will develop naturally as a...

6 ways to make dog training easier

Dog training is a two way street. It's your dog's job to learn the appropriate behaviors, but it's up to you to figure out...

Top 10 apartment-friendly dogs

Looking for a dog that's compatible with life in an apartment? Look no further! All dogs are different, but there are some breeds — and...

Understanding different types of veterinary medicine

Veterinary Designation can be complicated. Here is some basic information about a few of the more commonly-seen initials. The first notation you’ll usually see is an...

CPR and first aid for animals

Do you know what to do if your companion is injured? With pet first aid and CPR you can be ready in case of an...

10 steps for successful dog training

Here's why a respectful, compassionate approach to dog training is better than one that uses domination and intimidation. Leadership is defined as the ability to...

Cat training — an interview with animal behaviorist Bash Dibra

Cat training is a tricky business. To learn more about how to overcome this difficult challenge, we spoke to animal behaviorist Bash Dibra. My friend Sharon...

Teaching your dog when to stop barking

Barking dogs in themselves are not the problem. The problem is when, where, and how long the dog barks. Here's how to handle his...