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Lives Regained at Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When people don’t leave situations of domestic violence, it’s often because they fear for the welfare of their pets. Only 10 percent of shelters for victims of domestic violence have facilities that can accept pets as well as people, so women stay rather than risk harm coming to their pets. A 2021 report from the […]

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Equines Fears & Anxieties Other Training & Grooming

Tricks and Treats Help Horses Gain Courage

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When a horse becomes part of your life, it is important to help him learn to deal with changes and unusual interactions without fear.

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Is Your Horse Scared? What to Look for, How to Respond

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Can you tell if your horse is afraid or stressed? As prey animals, horses work hard to hide their emotions and the signs could be very subtle. A horse’s reaction to a scary thing might seem like a sudden explosion because you missed the clues about what he was thinking leading up to that moment. […]

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Training Horses to Take Oral Medication

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Horses are like any other animal. They can be reluctant to take medication, especially when it’s given orally. It doesn’t have to be a fight, though. Our handout offers tips on teaching horses to take medications voluntarily and happily from a dosing syringe.

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Equines Other Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Keep Your Horse Happy in the Trailer

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes There’s more to trailering horses than just getting them inside it. Safety and comfort are paramount for a successful trip. Our handout shares advice on everything from footing to friends to forage.

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How to Make Grooming Stress-Free for You and Your Horse

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Grooming your horse should be a Fear Free activity for both of you. When done correctly, grooming is far more than removing your horse’s dead hair, removing tangles from his mane and tail, and dirt from his hooves; it helps to build a bond between you and your equine pal. Getting Started No horse is […]

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Are You Prepared to Finance Your Pet’s Care?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent survey found that cats and dogs can cost as much as $55,000 over their lifetime. Here are some factors to consider for pet financial planning.

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Get to Know the Wild Side of Companion Parrots

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A Fear Free Certified avian expert shares how learning about behavior of wild parrots can help you build a relationship with your parrot.

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Equines Other Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Trailer-Training Your Horse: Fear Free Tips for Success

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Is getting your horse to load up into a trailer stressful for both of you? It doesn’t have to be. Our handout offers advice on building the approach, marking reward-worthy behaviors, teaching the horse to ride safely inside, and backing out at the destination. Before you know it, your horse will be trailering like a […]

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Sound Off! What to Do When Your Pet is Frightened by Thunder, Fireworks, or Other Noises

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Crack! Boom! Whizz! Pop! Loud and sudden sounds are the bane of dogs and their people. Dogs are startled by loud, unexpected sounds and can develop debilitating fears related to them. People hate seeing their dogs frightened and trembling in response to thunder and lightning; the whizzing, flaring lights, and explosions of fireworks; or the […]