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Shake It, Baby! How To Teach Your Dog This Fun Trick

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Shake is a fun and easy trick to teach your dog. It also has some practical benefits beyond looking cute when she offers a paw to someone she’s met. For one, it accustoms her to having her paws touched, which can come in handy at the veterinarian or groomer. Start with your dog in a […]

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Leash Training for a Happier, More Confident Cat

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Leash training your cat can be one of your most rewarding experiences as a pet parent: It makes for a cat who is more self-assured and outgoing. Your cat can explore the outdoors more safely. It enhances the bond you have with your cat. Many people who have tried leash training their cats give up […]

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Making Baby-Friendly Pets—Even If You Don’t Have Kids

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The mantra for so much is “plan ahead.” And this is especially true when the stork is expected. We all want for there to be a Lassie/Timmy connection between kids and pets, but that doesn’t always happen. It is more likely to occur, though, with a little help. And the way that families can prepare […]

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Fear Free Behavior: My Dog Eats Cat Food and Cat Feces

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Few dogs will turn up their nose at cat food, dry or canned, if given the chance. In fact, so many dogs like cat food that many dog owners who participate in training or dog sports use dry cat food as rewards. Unfortunately, far too many dogs are also attracted to cat feces. This is […]

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Dog Behavior: My Dog Pulls On The Leash

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Regularly walking a dog is one of the joys of dog ownership. You and your dog get outside, chat with neighbors, and get a bit of exercise. When your dog pulls on the leash, that enjoyment rapidly disappears. Why Do Dogs Pull On The Leash? Dogs pull on the leash because we’re slower than they […]

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New Kid In Town: Preparing Pets For Baby’s Arrival

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Got a baby on the way? While you’re painting the new nursery and stocking up on diapers, don’t forget to involve your dog or cat in the new life joining your family. Well before your baby is born, you can begin to prepare your pet for this momentous change that will affect his life—in a […]

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Dog for Pet-Sitting Visits

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Staying in a strange place can be frightening for dogs. If your pup is a homebody, you may prefer to have a pet sitter come in and care for him if you and your family are traveling without him. To ensure that your dog and the pet sitter get off on the right paw, take […]

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Why Does Your Dog Howl?

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Reading Time: 2 minutes A howl is a normal part of the canine communication repertoire, but some dog breeds howl more than others. The Northern types such as Alaskan Malamutes even use a typical “woo-woo” happy howl in conversation between each other and human family members. [not_logged_in]Login or Join Today to Access the rest of the content[/not_logged_in] [restrict userlevel=”subscriber”]We […]

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Advanced Cat Grooming: Taming The Longhair’s Locks

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Experts agree: When it comes to grooming longhaired kitties, starting young is the key to acceptance. A kitten who learns early to love and accept being groomed won’t have the fear that develops when grooming is rough or painful. The first thing to know about grooming longhaired cats is that not all their coats are […]

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Medicating Your Pet: How To Get Pills And Liquids Down The Hatch

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Reading Time: 3 minutes You can expect that at some time during your pet’s life, you will need to give her some medications. It may be antibiotics for an infection, daily thyroid medication, or a supplement to help keep her healthy. Some pets will end up on daily treatments for life. To ensure that medication does its job, you […]