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Back-to-School Separation Anxiety

by Caroline Golon, guest contributor

In households with school-aged kids, summers are typically full of fun for everyone in the family – including the dog. But what happens when the kids head back to school in the late summer and the house is suddenly quiet and lonely? With this sudden change in daily routine, your …

The reason why many dogs bark at mail carriers has never been quite clear. Find out one man’s theory here.

Perhaps the most distressing behavior problem is the dog who barks when left alone. Learn which bark describes your dog best as misreading the dog may result in a failure to extinguish the problem.

Do you have complaints about your local animal shelter? This information may help you be more understanding about why they do what they do.

Feline elimination problems are the No. 1 most common cat issue. It is estimated that one out of every 10 cats will have lapses at some point in his life. Find out what to do if your cat lapses here.

Engaging your cat in interactive play is crucial for fulfilling his hunting instincts. Failing to do so can result in aggressive predatory play. Learn how to channel predatory play aggression here.

By: Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   Chewing is a normal, natural and necessary canine behavior. Pet parents regularly call trainers to talk about a dog who has chewed their belonging to spite their owner or dogs who will be destructive even though “he knows it’s wrong”. A dogs understanding of right …

Certain cats believe that nighttime is play time. Find out why your cat may have so much energy at night and how to keep him calm during your sleep hours.

Declawing cats has become a very controverisal surgical procedure. Find out about the risks of declawing your cat and alternatives that may be better options for you.