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Playtime for People and Kittens: Make the Most of It

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes There’s nothing more fun than playing with a kitten. It’s not only entertaining for you and the kitten, it can also actually double as a training opportunity. Our handout offers tips on using playtime to teach desirable behavior and how to reward it.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home Training & Grooming

Treats for the Sweet: How to Reward Your Dog

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Who doesn’t love giving treats to their pets? It’s a great way to reward them for behavior we like, to signal bedtime, or just to say “I love you.” But can you give too many treats? A good rule of paw is that treats should make up no more than 10 percent of a dog’s […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Training & Grooming

Tug Team? How to Play With Your Puppy

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes It is okay to play tug with your puppy? It used to be considered a no-no, but dogs love playing tug, and it’s a great game for them when done right. Our handout explains how to keep it fun and safe for both of you.

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Dogs Training & Grooming

Mine! Does Your Dog Have a Problem Sharing With Others? Why It Happens and Fear Free Ways to Respond

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Years ago, I adopted a Rottweiler we named Peanut. I remember the first time she growled at me over an object. It was a treasured bully stick. I was approaching her and had yet to even reach for or talk to her. I remember feeling insulted that she would respond to me that way. After […]

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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Veterinary Care

Top 10 Things Your Vet Team Should Know About Your Pet

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes To give the best care, your veterinary team needs to know your pet inside and out. You might be surprised at some of the things that can help them treat your dog or cat. Our handout gives you the 411 on some useful things to tell them.

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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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Cats Training & Grooming

Teach Cats to Communicate by Pushing Your Buttons–in a Good Way!

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Being able to understand what a cat wants reduces stress on both sides of the relationship.

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Dogs Training & Grooming

Red and Green Lights in Training and Behavior Consulting

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes You’ve heard that you should look for a trainer or behavior consultant who uses positive-reinforcement techniques, but what does that mean? Our handout explains the clues that signal your pup is in good hands and when to look elsewhere for advice.

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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 minutes 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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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Travel & Safety Veterinary Care

How to Make the Trip to the Veterinary Hospital Fear Free

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes The car ride to the veterinary clinic is often when pets start to become frightened about the upcoming visit. Our handout explains how you can help your dog or cat stay calm and comfortable so that arrival is less stressful.