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4 Ways Foraging Is More Than Fun for Birds

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Foraging is often looked at as a fun way to provide enrichment for your parrot. I am all about parrots having fun, but I am also very interested in teaching my parrots to be well-behaved. Believe it or not, foraging activities can also be used to help influence your parrot’s behavior for the better. And […]

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Training & Grooming

Playtime for People and Kittens: Make the Most of It

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes There’s nothing more fun than playing with a kitten. It’s not only entertaining for you and the kitten, it can also actually double as a training opportunity. Our handout offers tips on using playtime to teach desirable behavior and how to reward it.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home Training & Grooming

Treats for the Sweet: How to Reward Your Dog

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Who doesn’t love giving treats to their pets? It’s a great way to reward them for behavior we like, to signal bedtime, or just to say “I love you.” But can you give too many treats? A good rule of paw is that treats should make up no more than 10 percent of a dog’s […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Training & Grooming

Tug Team? How to Play With Your Puppy

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes It is okay to play tug with your puppy? It used to be considered a no-no, but dogs love playing tug, and it’s a great game for them when done right. Our handout explains how to keep it fun and safe for both of you.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs

Stressless Daycare: Play and Treatments Help Pets Thrive

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Pet resorts go the extra mile, offering an array of play activities, therapeutic treatments, and even training to work on social skills.

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs

Meals Versus Treats: How Much to Give and When

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Did you know treats should only make up about 10 percent of your pet’s daily nutritional intake? Download this handout full of tips to keep your pets healthy, happy, and well “treat”-ed! Brought to you by Fear Free and our friends at Blue Buffalo.

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Life at Home

Purr Author Spills the Catnip Tea on Feline Happiness

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Cats will always be fascinating and mysterious creatures, but science has uncovered some of the secrets to what makes them happy.

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs

Toys, Travel, Tech: 9 Winners from Global Pet Expo

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Our reporter attends Global Pet Expo in search of the latest pet products.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Training & Grooming

Names and Games: How to “Home School” Your Dog

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes The basic knowledge and skills you want your dog to learn include knowing his name and coming when called. Those are both easy to teach with games that are fun for both of you. Our handout explains how to teach your dog to respond to his name and ways to practice through play.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

Bright Lights, Starring Role: 8 Tips for a Successful Pro Photoshoot With Your Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Keep an open mind and trust that even with a dog who is uncertain about the process, a photographer can still capture amazing photos.