Category: Training Tips

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Pet Misbehaving? It Might Be Your Fault

Thinkstock Don’t force your pet to face his fears (like nail trims). Instead, use positive-reinforcement techniques to help him become comfortable with the anxiety-inducing activity. Fear, stress and anxiety are at the root of...

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Why Don’t Cats Come When Called?

Thinkstock Your cat may hear you call her name, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to get up and walk over to you. It is relatively easy to train a dog to come to...

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Why Does My Dog… Dig in the Carpet?

Thinkstock Digging in the carpet may be your dog’s way of releasing stress. What is it about carpet that seems to incite some dogs to want to ‘dig to China’? Do you cringe when...

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Your Canine Etiquette Guide: Dog Park Do’s

Thinkstock Keep on eye on your pup while he’s playing in the dog park. Save catching up on Facebook and texting for another time. Your dog loves the dog park, and you love taking...

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Do’s and Don’ts to Help Kids and Pets Bond

Thinkstock Many children share a unique bond with their pets. Spending time with a pet can be a valuable experience for a child. My 7-year-old daughter, Reagan, has been around dogs her entire life....

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How to Keep Your Dog Happy on Crate Rest

Thinkstock Give your dog interactive toys and food puzzles to help keep her mind more engaged and occupied while she’s under crate rest. If you were told you needed to be on bed rest...

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Help! Our Puppy Hates to Be Brushed!

Thinkstock To help make your puppy more comfortable with being brushed, make it a rewarding experience by pairing it with treats and praise. Our friendly, happy puppy hates having his fur brushed — he...

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7 Things New Puppy Owners May Not Realize

Thinkstock Getting a puppy? Prepare for lots of cuteness… and lots of work. It might surprise you to learn (or maybe it won’t!) that some first-time puppy owners are shocked to find the sweet,...