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When Dogs Fly — Fine Points of Canine Air Tr…

by Jane Wangersky July 30th, 2014
We’ve mentioned that, if your dog is traveling with you by air this summer, he’ll need to be ready to go through airport security just as you do, whether he’s staying with you in the cabin or going to the cargo hold. For this reason, you should take him to the airport in an uncluttered carrier so officers can clearly see the inside, and have a leash handy in case they ask you to take him out. Here are a few more things that you may not have known about air travel with dogs.

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Ouch! What to Do When Your Pet Bird Bites

by Donella Crigger July 29th, 2014
One thing that new bird owners quickly realize is that birds bite. They bite a lot, actually, particularly if the behavior is reinforced. I know what you’re thinking, “I don’t reinforce biting! I punish my pet when he bites!” Punishment may actually do more harm than good when it comes to teaching your bird positive behaviors. To find out why your bird bites and what you should
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Why Dogs Do What They Do, Why You Need to Know

by Kathy Gibson July 16th, 2014
Usually the only time a dog’s actions cause concern is when they are in opposition to their person’s wants and needs. You cannot solve the dog’s actions if you only focus on your point of view because your concerns may not be the dog’s. You need to solve his concerns in order to solve yours.

Bad training systems tell you how to stop a problem that bothers you.
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3 Ways to Eliminate Neophobia in Dogs

by Marnie Bii July 28th, 2014
Is your normally confident, well-adjusted pup suddenly cowering in fear at every strange noise and sight? If so, don't worry. This is a perfectly normal development stage, which usually occurs after twelve weeks of age.

Puppies at that age are just starting to realize the presence of new objects in their environment.  As a result, cars whizzing by, fences rattling and even walking down a new sidewalk turn
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your animal's veterinarian.