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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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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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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 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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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 Training & Grooming

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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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

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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Why We’re Partners: How Horse and Human Brains Work Together

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Horses and humans have been partners for some 6,000 years. What makes us a good team? One reason is that our brains work in complementary ways. Understanding how horses think and how your own brain works is key to developing a strong relationship. If you love horses, ride, work with horses in any way, or […]

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Cats Dogs Life at Home Travel & Safety Uncategorized

10 Tips for Low-Stress Moves With Pets

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Reading Time: 4 minutes A move can put any pet’s tail in a twist when it disrupts their routine. Here’s how to reduce or eliminate the angst.

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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.