Category Archives: Training Pets

It’s a common misconception that veterinarians have all the correct answers, all of the time. Even an experienced veterinarian like me gets stumped occasionally – this happened with one of my pets, Mama Kitty. The story of her medical and behavioral problems is a great example of getting an expert …

The world found out on Monday that there is a royal baby on the way — Princess Kate Middleton is pregnant! We’ll let other groups wonder about what happens if Kate has twins and what outfits she should wear, we’re thinking about Lupo! Lupo is the royal couple’s one-year-old black …

When I adopted my dog Rain from The Humane Society of Southern Arizona she had very little training. In fact, sit was about the only command she knew. During those first several months after bringing her home I worked with her diligently teaching her the basics like stay, down, come, …

Is your dog the humper of your local dog park?  Or perhaps he’s on the receiving end of some unwanted “attention”?  There is a great new iPhone app just released to help you – and your dog – navigate the dog park.  Some dog behaviors are subtle or can even …

This month is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month when we celebrate adopting and helping shelter and rescue dogs. Many people are nervous about training a shelter dog, especially a larger shelter dog, so we’re hosting a special Ask the Experts Q&A! On Wednesday, October 24, from 12-2 p.m. ET join us for our …

I’ve spent a lot of time with dogs recently. Far more that I usually do, because we’re a cat family. In fact, we have 3 cats in total: Bea is a 14-year-old Birman (before we understood the need and responsibility of adopting not shopping) and my avatar, and Finn and Zara our …

By Steve Dale, certified animal behavior consultant In June, I attended Blog Paws 2012, a conference of pet bloggers, held in Salt Lake City. The conference was attended by hundreds of people and many toted their pets along. I was merely walking down a hallway when I asked if I …

Want to help more dogs like this one find forever homes? Help us raise $50,000 for shelter pets, $5 at a time. We have just a few days left to meet our goal — give just $5 today! Munch came in to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control in Charlotte, NC, …

Q: How do I keep my male Chihuahua from marking my grandaughter’s toys that she leaves on the floor? — Kathy P. Thinkstock Andrea Arden, CPDT at Andrea Arden Dog Training in New York City, writes: If your dog is marking in the home then he isn’t housetrained, by definition. …

Q: How can I socialize my 2-year-old Lab mix, a spayed female, who got social experience as a puppy and went to training, but still doesn’t like other dogs — mainly ones she has never met?— Lindsey C. Maverick, an adoptable Lab at Brookline Labrador Rescue, prefers the company of …

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