When Shelter Pets Learn & Thrive: Leah’s Story

When shelter pets learn and thrive, good things happen! January is National Train Your Dog Month, and Leah’s story is shaping up to be proof that professional dog training can saves lives. Professional dog training offers numerous benefits to the dog and the owner. When a pet is properly trained, it shows that the dog is…

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Active Dogs Are Happy Dogs

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Dogs are smart and enjoy being active. They want to learn, be challenged, have fun, and experience the joys of a job well done. Historically, dogs were bred to perform specific duties like assisting farmers, ranchers, sportsmen, and law enforcement officers. The abilities to think, problem solve and actively work were assets to their owners.…

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Learn to Speak Dog to Avoid a Bite

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Learn to Speak Dog to Avoid a Bite May is National Dog Bite Awareness month. Avoiding a dog bite starts with understanding a dog’s body language. Does the dog I’m approaching look happy to greet me? How should I react?

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Puppy Training Starts with Good Social Skills

Puppy training starts as soon as you bring your new pet home. Setting boundaries and encouraging good behavior reduces stress for the dog and the family, eliminates bad behaviors, and creates a positive environment for a lifetime of friendship and learning. Providing your puppy with loving attention, proper veterinary care, leadership, and new people to meet will prepare him…

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Back-to-School Season for the Dogs

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Back-to-school season for the dogs means fun activities and a variety of training programs for pups of all ages, breeds and personalities. There’s positive energy in the September air that inspires us to return to school and work with a renewed spirit for learning and accomplishment. We all know dogs are smart, but it’s important to provide dogs…

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Group Dog Training Classes Done Right

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Group dog training classes offer convenience and value. There’s no doubt that professional training offers numerous benefits to the dog and the family, so it’s important to find a program that best fits your schedule and budget. Private training is a highly-individualized experience, but a small group that’s guided by a trainer offers professionally designed…

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Pets and July 4th Celebrations

Pets and July 4th celebrations don’t always go well together. Dogs and cats can be frightened and easily stressed by the loud sounds created by firecrackers and fireworks or large crowds. In some cases, the sounds and stress can cause a change in behavior. This infographic offers a few tips for recognizing stress or anxiety in your pet.…

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Pet Resorts Are for Cats Too!

You might not think so, but pet resorts are for cats too! Cats certainly have independent personalities. For the most part, they are: Polite eaters—never inhaling their entire daily feeding in 5 seconds flat thinking it may be their last meal ever Don’t require a formal walk with a human to heed nature’s call Prefer…

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