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Saving Pets on the Ukrainian Border: You Can Help

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Reading Time: 7 minutes A veterinarian travels to Romania and Moldova to find ways to aid global efforts to help pets and people fleeing the violence and destruction of the war in Ukraine.

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Dogs Training & Grooming

Secrets to Finding a Qualified Trainer or Behaviorist

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Credentials, methods, and skills: What to know about finding a trainer or behaviorist who can help you and your dog be the best you can be–together. Our handout explains what to look for and where to find a professional who uses positive, reward-based techniques and has great people and pet skills.

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

8 Tips to Help Prevent Separation Anxiety

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Dogs don’t have to develop separation anxiety. Every dog needs to learn some independence so they’re comfortable staying home alone when their people are at work or school. Since they can’t read a book or turn the TV on to watch the Food Channel, our handout offers advice on providing ways dogs can entertain themselves […]

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Dogs Life at Home Training & Grooming

My Dog Is Barking. What Do I Do?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes To successfully deal with barking, you need to address the underlying reasons behind the barking.

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Life at Home Training & Grooming

Giving Medication to Your Pet Doesn’t Have to Be a Fight. How to Make It Less Stressful

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Reading Time: < 1 minute If the thought of getting a pill or liquid medication down your pet’s throat makes you shudder, we’re here to help. Our handout offers tips and techniques to help the medicine go down without a fuss.

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Cats Dogs Veterinary Care

10 Ways Fear Free Veterinary Visits Are Different

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Reading Time: < 1 minute What does it mean that a veterinary visit is Fear Free? Before pets ever enter the clinic, our goal is to help them be comfortable with everything they see, smell, hear, feel, and taste. Our handout explains the ways we do that and how they calm your dog, cat, bird or other animal.

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Dogs Life at Home New Pets

Bringing Home a New Puppy? Ways to Lose the Stress, Add Success

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Your new puppy’s first few days can have a big impact on the rest of your lives together.

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Dogs Life at Home

Hear, Hear. Dogs Detect Differences Between Languages, Gibberish

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Do dogs study language? New research shows they may have better language abilities than we realize.

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Dogs Life at Home Training & Grooming

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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Dogs Training & Grooming

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!