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Cats and Socialization

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Some cats are playful and affectionate with people. Others bite and scratch. Many cats do both.

Aggression is natural with cats. After all, they are predators by nature. Play is an expression of their predatory behavior. Biting and clawing are also instinctive reactions to protect themselves when cats are afraid or upset.

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The Sport of Dog Agility

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Dogs can be athletes too. In dog agility competitions, dogs negotiate obstacles while following their handlers’ directions. Judges award points for speed and accuracy, and they hand out fault points for mistakes on the course. Dogs gain skills, confidence, and an increased fitness level while playing in a giant doggie playground.

Dog agility is for humans as well as for dogs. It’s a spectator event and an opportunity for people and their canine companions to bond through training and practice time together.

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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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Puppy Care

Friday, November 7th, 2014

When you see him with his mother and littermates, your new puppy-to-be is playful, affectionate, and happy. When you bring him home with you, your puppy is still playful and affectionate — but he whimpers at night. And gets frightened easily. And isn’t house-trained.

With the right preparation and training, your new puppy will adjust to his new family and life with minimal difficulty.

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6 Tips to Reduce Litter Box Odor in your home

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

6 Tips to Reduce Litter Box Odor in your homeA cat is an excellent choice of pet for animal lovers, especially those who may not be interested in going outside early in the morning to walk a dog. While this may allow you a few extra minutes in your warm bed, the stench of a freshly-used litter box may drive you out of the room. Whether you live in a small apartment or have trouble with the litter box smell in a particular area of your house, following these tips will help mitigate the infamous cat urine odor

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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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Easy ways to eliminate pet odors from your home.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Eliminate pet odors from your homeCats are wonderful pets as many cat owners will attest. However, the pet odors associated with cats often create havoc in many households. It is quite possible to enjoy cat ownership and eliminate pet odors associated with cats if you possess the skills and remain diligent in your efforts.

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How to stop puppies from biting

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Are you having a problem with puppy play biting? Would you like to know how to solve this problem quickly and easily? If this describes you, then you’re about to learn a powerful method for fixing this behavior permanently.

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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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