There is a lot of talk about being your dog's "pack leader." It's true that dogs need leaders. The best way to become a leader is to establish routines and rules with outcomes that are predictable for your dog. Whether your dog is too pushy and needs to be reminded who is in charge or whether your dog is nervous & Read more �
Bringing home a new baby can create anxiety for an older sibling. Similarly, introducing a new dog to your existing pack will likely cause upheaval and stress for pets and Pet Parents alike. While we may hope the new family member will be greeted with happy tail wags, the reality is that animals need to re-establish territory and pack order when a new & Read more �
Does hybrid vigor, the notion that dogs which are less related have increased fertility and health, really exist? Sure. It just doesn’t occur quite as often as people think because it is more than a matter of not mating the same breed. People assume that as long as the female and stud are different breeds, the offspring will be healthy, but & Read more �
Anyone who’s surfed around PetSmart.com has seen the work of Bailey Brown. She’s the lead photographer for the site and has been successfully pointing her camera at pets and the products they love for almost 10 years. Here’s what she had to say about her gift for photography, her love of pets and how the rest of us budding pet photographers & Read more �
Let’s say you want to bring home an irresistible little puppy for your child. Great - except for one potential problem: You’ve already had a dog for years, and he has never shared his space with another pooch.
Suddenly, your old friend may wonder why he has to compete for attention and love from you. Will jealousy get & 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 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!