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By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   She had me at her first “wu wu.” No….really….. I mean it. Making her “wu-wu” noise was one of the first things we taught her. Lulu is a very vocal dog. Evidently, she has been that way since birth and since, I’ve just encouraged it. She makes the most hilarious sounds I think I’ve ever …

BY DREW WEBSTER, CPDT-KA   The idea of a well socialized dog is a concept we all talk about, think about, and strive for, but what does it really mean? Most pet parents and veterinarians will tell you it is important to socialize your dog (and indeed it is) but are there right and wrong ways to socialize a dog. …

Drew Webster CPDT-KA   Today you wake up and you can’t speak. You can’t write. You can’t type which means you can’t text either. How do you communicate with the world now? This is what every day is like being a dog. They lack the ability to talk but dogs have an amazing ability, the ability to read body language …

Just when I thought something as simple as washing the dishes was a job way too intense for a 16 year old boy to handle, Shawn decided to dedicate himself to teaching the dog tricks. At first he tried to tell me he taught Bingo how to shake, but he forgot that I taught him that trick myself quite some …

Pet training can have its ups and downs. I tried to train my dog to be calm when friends came over, but inadvertently trained him to bark ferociously whenever I said the word, “friends.” When he’s on a leash and I say, “Let’s go,” he starts by giving a little preliminary jump. I don’t know what I did to train these …

Check out this hilarious video in which a family tries to figure out which of their two dogs raided the trash while they were gone. Thinkstock The video is funny, but cleaning up after your dog’s trash diving is a pain. And eating trash can be dangerous for your pup — foods containing the common sweetener xylitol can be deadly …

Photo: Thinkstock In January, Petfinder held a live Q&A on Facebook with pet trainers Andrea Arden and Mychelle Blake. Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting some of our favorite questions and answers here on the blog. Have a pet question? Check back regularly for news about our next live Q&A! Q: How do I get my 6-month-old puppy to …

Tulip is desk-jockeying at Charles River Alleycats in Cambridge, MA. In January, Petfinder held a live Q&A on Facebook with pet trainers Andrea Arden and Mychelle Blake. Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting some of our favorite questions and answers here on the blog. Read all our FurKeeps Q&As here. Q: We cannot keep our 2-year-old cat off the …

Adoptable Trina (in Port Chester, NY) shows off her sitting skills. In January, Petfinder held a live Q&A on Facebook with pet trainers Andrea Arden and Mychelle Blake. Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting some of our favorite questions and answers here on the blog. Have a pet question? Check back regularly for news about our next live Q&A! …

Caitlyn is waiting for a home at Shelter Pet Partners in El Cajon, CA . In January, Petfinder held a live Q&A on Facebook with pet trainers Andrea Arden and Mychelle Blake. Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting some of our favorite questions and answers here on the blog. Have a pet question? Check back regularly for news about …