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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...

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...