Adopting a pet is a rewarding experience that not only saves the life of the pet, but enriches the life of the Pet Parent. Remember, no pet whether he is from a shelter, a breeder or elsewhere is perfect. Challenges including potty training, obedience issues and medical expenses can crop up after the adoption. Here's the good news: & Read more �
Everyone knows the damaging effects secondhand smoke can have on people – but what about our pets?
More and more, scientific research is finding that secondhand smoke also poses a significant health threat to our furry and feathered friends. The American Journal of Epidemiology reported the following findings:
If you’d like to have a canine companion by your side and live in an apartment, here’s good news: There are lots of dogs who are compatible with a city-dweller’s lifestyle. And, an increasing amount of residential communities are adopting pet-friendly policies. If you are living in an apartment and are considering adding a dog to your family, here are & Read more �
One of the most important aspects to training your pet is timing. In order for your pet to understand what you are trying to communicate, you need to provide them with feedback within one second of the desired behavior. How do you give your pet positive feedback this quickly? Use "markers." Proper use of a marker will not only increase & Read more �
You may have heard cats can’t be trained. Not so! With the proper techniques, any animal can be trained. You just need a few helpful tips to get you started.
If you want to rename your dog, go right ahead.
If you have children and are adopting a puppy or are a puppy Pet Parent and are having young children over to visit, you'll want to introduce them to one another in a way that is friendly and non-threatening for both parties.
Here are some tips to help introduce your pet to young children:
Have you ever wondered why your dog comes when you say “cookie,” “walk,” or “dinner,” but won’t come when you say “come?” It’s all about what happens when he gets there. If you only teach your dog one thing, coming when called is your best choice. The good news: it’s not hard to do!
Cats love sitting in the sun and catching some rays. But just like humans, your cat needs protection from the harmful effects of the sun, too. While her fur protects most of her body, the tips of her ears are fair game for sunburns -- and, with prolonged exposure, even skin cancer.