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Pet Containment: What’s in it for Cats and Dogs?

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Pet Containment: What's in it for Cats and Dogs?

Fences aren’t always practical. Even if you have one, some dogs can jump them, and to cats, they’re just a flat, narrow tree to climb.Indoors, we may want to limit our pets from out-of-bounds areas. Counters, tables, couches, babies’ rooms, balconies, and poisonous plants may be restricted areas or objects. Training methods such as spraying water deter pets only while we’re there.

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How to Pet-Proof Your Home

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

You’re emotionally ready for your new puppy, kitten, dog, or cat. You’ve done your shopping — pet food, dishes, toys, brush, comb, identification tag, litter box, litter, collar, leash. Now you need to see your home from a dog or cat’s point of view.

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Kitten Care

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Woman with KittenShe runs. She chases. She leaps. She pounces. When her little body has had enough, she suddenly sleeps. After all, this new member of your household is just a baby.

Taking care of a new kitten is a small challenge and a great joy. Kittens have rapidly changing bodies and inquisitive minds, and they’re learning how to interact with the world. The care you provide for your kitten will affect her for the rest of her life.

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Jobs for Dogs: Service and Therapy Dogs

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

They work without a contract and they don’t receive salaries, but they never complain or go on strike. We rely on them and they thrive under the responsibility we give them.

Service dogs, also called assistance dogs, are trained to meet the disability-related needs of people with disabilities. Some service dogs are bred for a particular job, while others come from animal shelters and dog pounds. They’re placed with a foster family to learn basic obedience and socialization, and when they’re ready, they spend several months or more in training for their job. After their training, they’re certified and matched with a client.

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5 Steps to Crate Training Your Dog

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

5 Steps to Crate Training Your DogBringing a new pet home can be both exciting and scary. Whether your dog was bought as a puppy or adopted as an adult, crate training helps to establish important routines, provide discipline, aids in house-breaking, and prevents inappropriate urination and other problems that can lead to difficult and hard to remove pet odors.  Crate training is especially useful for working families or those who need to leave their pet in a secure place for several hours at a time.

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Why Cats Scratch

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Cats. They’re endlessly amusing, warm and cuddly, delightfully playful, independent and aloof, and… destructive. Our feline companions seem to have a knack for shredding upholstery, drapes, and rugs to ribbons, regardless of their owner’s feelings on the matter. Though some people believe their scratching is done out of spite or poor manners, this frustrating behavior is perfectly normal.

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Dog Training – How to effectively train your pet.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Dogs are true friends who always stand on the terms of friendship. They serve as pre-eminent pets when compared with others, as they are lovable, faithful and entertaining too. They spare you from your loneliness, especially when there’s nobody with you.

Dogs can be the great companions and friends for you and your family rather than any other pets. To make your pets more commendable, Dog Training is very important. A few tips include:

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What to do when Your Dog Chases Cars, Bicyclists, or Joggers

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

He sees the moving object or person. Or perhaps he sees it or him or her as a threat to his territory. His instinct to chase overcomes him, so he runs after the car, the bus, the truck, the bicyclist, the jogger. Victory! Although he didn’t manage to bring down lunch, he did frighten off the predator.

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How to handle a jealous dog

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

You and your honey are spending some quiet time together. Your honey touches you, and your dog whines, growls, or tries to get between the two of you. Or perhaps a new baby has joined the family, and your dog has become withdrawn or aggressive.

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How to Pet-Proof Your Yard

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

You want to keep your dog or cat safe in your yard. Perhaps you want to keep the neighbors’ cats and dogs out of your yard. Build a good fence, reinforce it, and design a yard that’s safe and fun for your dog or cat.

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