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Training & Grooming

Think Training Sessions Need to Be Long? Find Out Why Shorter Is Smarter

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Reading Time: < 1 minute You want your pet to learn quickly and well, so you’re planning to spend long periods training him. Wait! It may sound counterintuitive, but shorter practice times can yield better results. Our handout explains why and offers tips to get the most out of sessions.

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Equines Fears & Anxieties

How to Recognize Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Your Horse

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Do you know how to tell if your horse is fearful, anxious, or stressed? We can help. Using a scale of 0 to 5, our handout shares the signs to look for.

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs

Meals Versus Treats: How Much to Give and When

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Reading Time: < 1 minute 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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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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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!

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Cats Dogs Life at Home Training & Grooming

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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Dogs Life at Home

Ways to Make Your Pet’s Life More Interesting–Without Spending Any Money

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Do-it-yourself puzzle games and toys can entertain your dog when you’re not home, and interactive play can build and strengthen the relationship between you. Our handout offers tips to get you started.