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New Babies and Existing Pets: How to Manage Introductions

Expecting parents may have many questions about how their dog will respond to a new baby. Will the dog react with jealousy? Will he or she act out with destructive behavior? Will the baby be safe with the dog? Following are some tips for preparing your dog for the arrival…

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Teaching Cats Not to Scratch Your Furniture

Once upon a time, cat owners kept their pets from clawing furniture by having their front claws removed. We know now that this practice is unnecessary and even harmful. Likewise, there are simple methods to keeping cats from scratching. It's a lot easier than you think! Provide Ample Scratching Posts…

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Introducing a New Dog to the Family

Adding a new family member is always an exciting event. Unfortunately, that is not always the case for your existing pets. Don't let the first introduction be overshadowed by anxiety and frustration. Instead, follow some simple steps to create a lasting bond. Introducing a Dog to its New Environment Create…

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Recognizing Anxiety in Dogs

Dogs are happy creatures by nature. In most cases, it is readily apparent when your dog is feeling sad or overwhelmed. What happens when your dog's personality changes from joyous and carefree to somber and morose? When is anxiety in your pet a problem? Just like people, dogs have their…

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Five Dog Treats to Avoid (and Their Alternatives)

As a dog owner, you know that dogs will eat practically anything, but should they? There are plenty of items that are well-known to be dangerous for dogs. Chocolate is terrible for dogs and canĀ even poison them. Small bones, like chicken bones, can cause choking. Most dog owners know this,…

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The Benefits of Doggy Daycare

Being alone during the day is difficult on a dog. These pack animals require constant attention in order to be happy. They also need regular visits outside, plenty of room to play and a great deal of supervision. Doggy daycare offers all of this and more. Daytime Playtime An active…

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Dog Training on a Busy Schedule

You have a jam-packed schedule that is too tight to allow for another commitment. How can you attend the training classes your dog needs? Don't put off training any longer. Instead, consider one of these other options that will work with even the busiest schedules while also providing your dog…

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Training and Lodging Do Mix: A Guide to Finding the Best for Your Dog

A trip out of town, whether for work or play, requires you to find the perfect spot for your pets. Your top concern may be which dog boarding facility is safest. You may consider which environment seems most comfortable for your dog. Other factors, like cost and location, may influence…

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Cats: To Lodge or Not to Lodge

Leaving home for extended periods of time can be stressful for pet owners. You want to enjoy your vacation, but you don't want your pets to suffer. What do you do? The struggle with cat owners is finding the best spot for their needs. Some may believe that their cats…

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Is Your Dog Ready for Nose-Work?

What is Nose-Work? Nose-work detection training teaches dogs to search for a specific odor, and then find the source of that odor. Police dogs may learn to search for blood, illegal drugs and even bombs. Your dog may learn to track a favorite treat or toy, which can quickly become…

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