Training

Pet training requires patience & positive reinforcement. Read on to learn about holistic training and the benefits to you and your pet.

Exercise – You AND your pup need it!

You’ve heard the saying: If you are too heavy, your dog isn’t getting enough exercise! Regular exercise, be it daily walks, agility, romping with other furry friends or any number of other types of exercise, is a necessary component of …

Quiz: Can You Integrate A New Pet Into Your Home?

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When you bring New Kitty home:
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The best place to introduce New Pup to your pack

Fireworks and Your Dog – How to Manage the Fear

Fireworks – and other loud noises – and your Dog

Separation anxiety, fears and phobias abound whenever loud noises, including exploding fireworks, are on the menu.  Holidays like the Fourth of July, while delightful for us humans, are generally a …

Caring for Aging or Disabled Pets: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, we discuss various health issues which can adversely affect your pet’s mobility, suggest therapy and exercise options and review tools and equipment you may want to consider to help with specific …

Dog Fighting: Facts about this Cruel Blood Sport

As you may well imagine, this is a very difficult topic to discuss.  However, the more we collectively understand about an issue, the more likely it is we will be able to effectuate positive change.  So, here goes!

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Why do dogs bark?

The answer to the question, “Why do dogs bark?” may seem obvious: To communicate, of course!  However, there are lots of things your pup may be trying to communicate by barking and the trick is to try to understand what …

Salute to Working Dogs

Salute to working dogs

Dogs may be “man’s best friend” but they can also be our best helper and workmate as well.  Ever since wolves first started to socialize with our cave-dwelling ancestors, participating in the process and spoils of …

Are You A Leash Pro?

Welcome to Are You A Leash Pro?

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First and foremost, when you start leash training your pup, make sure you:

Kitten Leash Training with Pizootz: Part I

Part I: Pizzotz’s back story

Pizootz will be our kitten leash training guide but first you should know a bit about him.  Pizootz, f.k.a Jury Duty Kitten, f.k.a. Jaydi, came into my life in a very unconventional manner.

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