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Crates, Gates and Kennels: An Overview

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Crates, carriers, doors, and kennels ... all are designed to keep your pet safe and secure. You have a number of choices available, depending on your particular needs.
 

Hard Carriers
These are generally made of a high-density polypropylene, are durable and are the only type of crate accepted on airlines. These make excellent indoor homes for your pet because the & Read more �

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Frequently Asked Questions about Crates

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1. Is using a crate humane?
Yes, using a crate properly for the containment of your pet is humane. Dog, by nature, are den animals and like to have a safe area in your home that they can call their own. A crate can provide this safe, personal area. Without a crate, your dog may find unsafe areas in your & Read more �

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Finding the Right Harness for Your Dog

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Unlike collars, which control a dog by attaching to the neck and/or head, a harness wraps to the dog's body. The leash attaches to a ring at the top of the dog's back, usually at the withers (shoulder blades). A variety of different styles are available, merely variations on a theme, with the dog's comfort the primary consideration.

No-Pull Harness

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Train a Disabled Pet? Yes, You Can!

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 There are many organizations to train dogs to help disabled people, but it can be hard to find information on training people to help disabled dogs.  The most common disability that seems to cause trouble in training is when the dog is deaf.  Just because a dog is missing one of his five senses doesn’t mean he’ll be hard to & Read more �

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Tips for Training your Bird

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Just like a dog, a bird will be a better companion once trained. Tame, trained birds also tend to receive more interaction from family and friends and get the socialization they need in order to thrive. The final result is a well-mannered pet that everyone can enjoy.

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Keep Your Dog Safe Around the Pool, Lake and Ocean

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Many dogs love the water, but not all dogs are naturally designed for water activities. Whether she's a swimmer or a watcher, your dog wants to be with her family at poolside or at the lake or beach. These water safety tips can keep your dog safe this summer:

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Teach Your Dog to ''Salute''

Teaching your dog to “salute” is a fun and cute trick to show off, especially during patriotic holidays and events.

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Cool Summer Training Tips

Depending on what part of the country you live in, summer can just be too hot to train your dog outside. So for those days when even an early trip to the park isn’t in the cards, it's best to train and play inside. It takes some creativity, but you don’t have to let your training take a backseat to the & Read more �

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Proper Socialization for Fearful Dogs

Lately I’ve seen a lot of fearful dogs coming to class for socialization. Specifically, these dogs are fearful of humans, but rather than display any aggressive behavior, they tend to hide or freeze. As someone trained in reading dog body language, it is clear that the dogs are communicating, “Don’t touch me!” However, because they are not growling or snapping, & Read more �

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Try Treating Your Dog with Toys to Reward Good Behavior

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While trainers often rely on food to train dogs, it can be easy and fun to reward using toys and play. For something to be useful as a reward, the dog has to be willing to work for it. So if you have a dog that enjoys playing, but not nearly as much as he enjoys eating or praise, rewarding with toys & Read more �

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