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Resource Guarding Tips: How to Respond in the Moment

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Reading Time: < 1 minute When your pet guards food, toys, or even yourself, that’s a problem–for you and for him. It’s understandable that he values those items or considers you precious, but his behavior can lead to serious undesirable consequences. Our Fear Free handout can help you respond appropriately in the moment until you can seek professional help.

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Make “Spaw” Day Stress-Free for Your Dog

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Grooming should be a relaxing experience for your dog and for yourself. Our handout explains how to introduce “paw-dicures,” brushing, and even a restorative “doga” pose. You’ll both feel better afterward!

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Giving Pills Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful for You or Your Pet. Here’s How to Do It

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Reading Time: < 1 minute It doesn’t have to be hard to give your pet a pill, and it’s a skill that both you and your pet should master. That way you can be sure your cat or dog is getting the treatment they need. Our Fear Free handout can help you give your pet medication with less stress for […]

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Does Training Method Matter? You Bet Your Dog’s Life

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Aversive dog training methods don’t work. Here’s what does, and why it’s vital to saving dogs’ lives.

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

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Reading Time: < 1 minute 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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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

What SNL Doesn’t Get About Dogs

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Comedy and fear are two sides of the same coin, but not when dogs are involved. What we’d change about Saturday Night Live’s dog show skit.

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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.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Training & Grooming

Learn How to Make Walks Fun With Training, Play

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Going for a walk doesn’t have to be a mad scramble to hang onto your lunging dog. The training tips in our handout can help you teach your dog to walk at your side, deliver rewards in a fun way, and challenge your dog’s brain and body.

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Dogs Training & Grooming

“Training” Collars Don’t Work. Here’s What Does

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Frustrated by your dog’s pulling or other unwanted behaviors on walks? Don’t turn to punishment-based training tools such as choke, prong and electronic collars. Our Fear Free handout shares better, kinder, more effective options.

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Dogs Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

How and Why to Use a Ramp for Your Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Ramps can be invaluable tools to help make pets–old and young–safer and more comfortable.