Pet Training Tips

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Strategies for training your pet, understanding training methods and hiring pet trainers.
Poodle or a preschooler, the messes and mishaps can be the same. These rule-breaking bandits wreck havoc in the backyard, the park and your living room. We interviewed Alyson Schafer, parenting expert...
You took one look at those big brown eyes, floppy ears and wagging tail, and it was love at first sight. Dogs are a constant source of companionship and fun, but bringing one into your home is a life-long...
Training dogs is the most effective way to ensure that they behave most of the time. Yet many people do not invest the time and effort to properly train dogs. This could result in behavioral problems,...
Dogs and humans don't always speak the same language. When humans ask their dogs to follow the rules, oftentimes the animals don't listen. These misunderstandings are perceived by owners as discipline...
Pet owners are often said to be a "breed" unto themselves. Some treat their animals as they would their kids. But while it usually comes from a place of love and can even be pretty darn cute,...
The second you looked at your little fur ball, you were smitten. But while your new puppy may be all licks and cuddles now, it takes work to turn that bundle of love into a perfect pooch. You'll need...
I always say my first child is my 9-year-old Shih Tzu. She was my first stab at raising another living thing who was completely and utterly helpless without me. She taught me patience, compromise and...
Pets love routines and predictability so it's no surprise that preparations must be made when it's time to bring home baby. The following tips can help smooth the transition
Despite my other misgivings, I am guilty of anthropomorphizing my 11-year-old Shih Tzu. At any given point during the day, you can find me cradling her in my arms like a newborn baby.  I also microwave...
So you decided to add a dog to your family. Congratulations. And you've finally gotten settled with young Fido, but now that you've been able to spend some quality time with him, you realize that...
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