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
Obedience school isn’t just for your pet. Your pet has to learn the basic behaviors and you need to learn how to command these behaviors. It might be hard work at first, but the bond between you and your pet will be much stronger if you can eliminate the bad behaviors and establish yourself as the pack lea...Read More
I always knew my Alpha was an odd one. and a hyper one. When six months past by, I was hesitant to neuter him because well, I wouldn't want to be neutered if I was a puppy. But he was getting more and more hyper and aggressive. Being a little too playful and scaring my friends. I went to see the vet and she told me that it would keep the dog pop...Read More
Many homes have doggy doors that make it easier for pets and owners to let their dog out to relieve themself. Doggy doors are convenient for pet owners who are away at work for hours at a time or for those that are not able to jump up and let their pet out when they need to go.
Doggy doors have their built in problems, ...Read More
My dog Boss is spoiled. I think he is the cutest and sweetest thing ever and he knows it! All he has to do is look at me with those big sad eyes and I’ll give in to whatever he wants.
When we would go on walks, he got so excited that he would choke himself because he was pulling so ...Read More
It is safe to say that I am in a pet friendly area. The local businesses catering to homemade dog-treats and holistic health, not to mention the sheer number of groomers within a 3 mile radius, or even the makeup store that has a doggy bowl filled with water for the pups that go shopping with their moms, can attest to that fact. Which brings me ...Read More
I know this is long, but bear with me, I have good tips at the end! :)
My husband and I had been looking for a dog. It had to be less than 35lbs, because the apartments we were living in at the time had a weight limit, it had to get along with our indoor only tabby cat, and I wanted to be able to show at AKC events, especially obedience and m...Read More
Animals communicate with each other and with humans by sending pictures, body movements and reading energy. The old saying â€œAn animal can sense fear a mile away.â€ is true. Well maybe not a mile away but a dog sure can tell if the dog entering the Dog Park is going to be one he will not like - or not. It is their instinct for s...Read More
The way I see it, you either have an outdoor cat, or you don't. If you live in a quiet area with a decent sized yard, maybe you will feel comfortable letting him or her explore the great outdoors. Cats have a great sense of direction, and will keep the yard as their home base.
Cats are, of course, also very curious, and will n...Read More