The "high-five" is a simple and popular trick to teach your dog that is fun to show off to friends.
To teach your dog to "high-five," you are going to use a process called "shaping." Think of shaping as molding your dog’s behavior from how he currently responds to a cue to how you would like him & Read more �
Not all pet treats have to be edible. If you're concerned about your pet's caloric intake, but still want to reward their good behavior, there are healthier, zero-calorie alternatives, says Lynne Hudlow in her blog posted on banfield.net, the web site of Banfield, The Pet Hospital®.
- Puppy proof the house.
Dogs bark for a reason. Knowing why they are barking, or more specifically how dogs communicate through barking, is the first step to stopping their inappropriate barking. The three big reasons a dog barks are: attention, excitement and alarm.
I'm a childless thirty-something woman living a quiet life in the middle of central Phoenix. So the only kids my 18-pound cattle dog mix really ever met were the ones we stumbled upon through our evening walks through the city park. You know the type—they’re frequently found burning off excess energy by spinning furiously around on those human-propelled merry go-rounds & Read more �
So the kids are out of school or you’re taking some time off from work? If your schedule changes, you should consider your pets’ scheduling needs as well. Your altered schedule won’t make much sense to your pets and it could cause them some transitional stress. Routine helps dogs and cats feel safe.
Sarcoptic mange or scabies is caused by a microscopic insect, a mite, which infects dogs, cats and other mammals, including people.
The insect burrows under the skin causing very intense itching. Pets are often so itchy they may chew, rub or lick at their skin until open wounds develop.
Separation anxiety in pets is caused by the stress and fear of being left alone. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the stress your pet experiences when you leave home. Learn how to spot separation anxiety symptoms and what you can do if your pet experiences it.
Common symptoms of separation anxiety:
All dogs can bite. Even if you think, “Not my dog!” it could happen.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites. Of those, more than half are children. There are campaigns like National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which occurs the third week of May, that help raise awareness & Read more �
Chasing a flying disk is a great way to keep your dog in shape and a fun way for the two of you to bond, but encouraging your dog to actually chase the disk can be a challenge. The following tips can help get you and your dog started.