I have a 4-month old kitten my son named Leroy. He's a very affectionate kitty and does love to wind his body in and around your legs, or rub up against you wherever you are. He's a gray/black/white tabby and was a birthday present for my son in December. We adopted him from the local ASPCA and he immediately fit right into the...Read More
Sphynx cat -the smart one! photo copyright dracorubio
Cat Intelligence has interested people for a considerable time as has the intelligence of a dog. Who is the smarter and are they smarter than a chicken?
Recently humankind has gradually become aware of the intelligence of other animals on the planet. Some ca...Read More
For many years, I’ve had a pair of cats. I had either adopted them as pairs, or they had grown up together and were familiar with each other. They kept each other company and enjoyed playing together, even when I wasn’t around. It was always fun to sneak up on them to find them cuddled together on the bed on a cold winter’s day...Read More
I have a personal relationship with this college, and they are great. They are an absolute must for any person who is thinking about a career in dog training, vet assistant, or grooming; OR for anyone already in these professions who are looking for a way to add credibility and learn new and specialized skills or techniques.
It's cute at first when you walk in the door and get smothered with puppy or kitty kisses. But when does it become too much and how can you make it stop?
Why Your Dog Licks You
In the dog world, licking is a normal part of pack life. In the wild the alpha dog allows the lower ranked dogs to lick him but only tolerates this beha...Read More
1.Puppies and new additions respond best when they learn right from the start where to go and are rewarded immediately with a treat after the deed is do
2. Housemates, family dogs, and friend’s dogs can help the new addition find the right spot by example
3. Humans can “show” the new addition where to ...Read More
It's great that your pet loves you, but when it becomes an unhealthy obsession, it becomes a problem. Your pet should love you but be able to handle time alone without panicking and destroying your house. Separation anxiety is a common problem, especially for puppies and older dogs, but it can be fixed.
What Is Separation Anxiet...Read More
I know it sounds a little crazy. Do you really need a shrink for your pet? For the average pet, maybe not. But for pets with behavior problems and depression, it could save their lives. Think of all the pets that end up homeless and in shelters because their families couldn't cope with their behavior issues. Conside...Read More
Many pet lovers know that owning a dog or cat calms nerves, lowers blood pressure and helps you live longer. For owners, pets give us a reason to get up in the morning when you may be tempted not to; they reduce stress-induced symptoms and are said to add years to our lives. Therapy dogs and cats (yes, cats) are often used for ther...Read More
When I was growing up, we had a dog who would ‘roll over’ and do all sorts of cool tricks on command. I had so much fun trying to teach her new things. Of course, my parents had learned many tricks in teaching our dogs tricks, so they would show me how to get them to do fun or useful things.
After I went off to college, I learne...Read More
If you have ever been surprised by a sudden display of aggression, the following can help you safely diffuse the situation and prevent it from happening in the future. Once you do so, immediately call a qualified training and behavioral professional to help you determine the cause and also give you techniques to teach the dog new way...Read More
Aggression is not always something to be afraid of or to label your neighbor's dog as "bad". What scares me more than a guardian who has come to terms with their dog's uncertainty around other dogs (and taken steps to train a more acceptable behavior) is when I see tension building with one or both dogs as two guardians laugh and smile at the en...Read More
Most people know that a puppy needs extensive training in order to become a well-adjusted, happy dog. However, many of us assume that once our new pet learns the basic commands and a trick or two, we’re done with the teaching process.
My wife and I initially assumed as much when our dog, Dexy, was a young boxer. She quickly learned her ...Read More
All you really want to do is love your pet and reward him for being such a good dog! But in reality, dogs aren't good all the time. They get bored and chew on your shoes or lick you while you're trying to eat your dinner. It's hard to discipline them because you want to love them all the time. But part of loving them is e...Read More
Are you tired of paying all that extra money for kitty litter? Want to save time as well without dealing with much mess? There is a product that you can use to save time and money by just using the toilet seat. It is called cat seat.
Cat seat’s mission is to ‘provide an option to allow the benefits of toilet training.’...Read More
Teaching your dog new tricks can be fun for you and your pet! It's a great opportunity for you to bond and having an obedient dog will strengthen your relationship and take the frustration out of pet ownership. Dogs need mental stimulation too and they love the praise and treats they earn!
Be sure to have plenty of treats availabl...Read More
Gone are the days when my dog, Lizzie, was small enough to fit in the sink for a bath. So, my husband and I are left with a couple of options - bring her to a groomer or bath her ourselves. Due to our current economic state, spending money on a groomer is out of the question.
Fortunately we have a tub in our apartment. The last ...Read More
If you need a little assistance training your dog, you may want to consider enrolling him in an obedience class. He can get a lot of good out of the class, for example learning simple commands, listening to direction and socializing with other dogs. When choosing an obedience class for your dog, it is important to consider not only your pet but ...Read More
Kong product range is an industry standard due to its durability and versatility as a chew toy. A Kong is a great to help keep an excited dog calm, a calm dog busy, and a busy dog focused!
Here are a few basics about using the Kong: kibble, cheese, plain yogurt, and all-natural peanut butter are great fillings for a Kong. But...Read More
Many dog lovers' initial response when seeing a dog walking towards them is to say hello while bending over and petting their new friend. This innate human behavior can send many dogs running for cover or even put them on the defense. Children tend to move more quickly, make higher pitched noises and touch dogs more obtrusively than grown-up hum...Read More