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Who’s The Boss?: 4 Dominance Encouraging Behaviors

by Marnie Bii September 22nd, 2016
Treating your dog just like one of the family could backfire and create an unruly, surly mess. Dogs come from a structured pack environment where constant permissive behaviors cause issues. You must set fair rules and keep certain activities off limits to
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Prevent Bad Cat Behavior After A Move

by Lori Sciame September 15th, 2016
Imagine  a cat being scooped up, placed in a tiny cage, and traveling for hours to an unknown location.  There's new people, plus new smells.  Food and water are nowhere to be found, and the litter box has vanished.  What's going on?   A family is moving their cat across the state.

Once they arrive at the new house, they let the cat out, but he doesn't know where to hide.  He crouches as he runs, and he
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Make Exercise Fun for a Senior Cat

by Lori Sciame September 8th, 2016
Kittens exercise continually.  They scamper, jump, climb, roll, run, twist, and stretch.  Only when they've played at full speed for what seems like hours, will they settle down for a well deserved nap.  On the contrary, senior cats live much more sedentary lives.  Instead of playing first, they nap first, then they want to eat!  This is because play has taken on a much smaller role in their lives.

Pet owners can assist their senior cat with becoming
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  • Separation Anxiety in Senior Dogs

    by Kathy Gibson September 1st, 2016
    We have three dogs, the eldest being a 12 yr. old hound. She suffered from separation anxiety when she was young but finally got over it. She is starting to show signs of separation anxiety again, even if one of us goes outside to go to the mailbox. How do we deal with separation anxiety in an older dog?

    Senior dogs can often feel more at risk, depend
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  • 3 Ways To Teach Proper Leash Manners To Your Dog

    by Marnie Bii August 25th, 2016
    Does your dog tug and pull you down the street during walks? Are you tired of being frantically led around by your dog instead of being the one in charge? If so, consider teaching loose leash manners to your pooch to stop the crazy pulling behavior in its tracks. Your dog's personality will determine which training technique works best to teach loose leash manners. Check out the options below
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  • When Cats Behave Like Kids

    by Lori Sciame August 18th, 2016
    Cats bring me joy.  Their perpetual smiles never fade, and their soft fur feels good to the touch.  I also admire the way cats approach the world: sometimes with a sense of wonder and sometimes with an "I don't give a damn attitude."  But what I find most intriguing about cats is that they seem to mimic human behavior in many ways...especially the behavior of a spoiled child!

    First and
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