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  • Dog Deterrents So You Can Go About Your Job

    If you work in a field where you are at a greater risk of being attacked by a dog, such as in the delivery service field or door-to-door salesman position, then you want to make sure you do everything that you can to prevent yourself from being bitten or even viciously attacked while you are out there trying to do your job. Many people who are in positions such as yours tend to carry pepper spray. [Read More]

  • Puppy Hissy Fits: Tips For Using Time Out To End Your Young Dog's Defiance

    If you've provided a safe sleep spot, good nutrition, and plenty of play opportunities for your new puppy, you're a good pet caretaker. Sometimes even good puppy families end up with young dogs who throw tantrums, try to nip, or bark inappropriately. Dog kids, like human kids, are individuals with their own energy levels and impulses. Dog trainers recommend using a "time out" approach if your puppy throws tantrums or exhibits antisocial behaviors including mouthing, aggressiveness, and jumping on people or furniture. [Read More]

  • Want Your Own Mini Horse For Emotional Therapy? What It Will Take To Train The Right Mini Horse

    Emotional support animals have quickly become very popular in this country. The significant rise in people suffering from anxiety, depression and other mood disorders has risen, and with it the need to find comfort and solace anywhere you can get it. In addition to mood disorders, developmental disorders such as autism require some type of calming agent and mood stabilizer, things which most parents would choose not to treat with potentially dangerous medications. [Read More]

  • 4 Reasons To Get Your Temperamental Dog Trained

    Does your dog have a temperament problem that prevents you from being able to leave him or her with other people when you travel? Unless you want to simply start leaving your pet in the care of a boarding facility, you might want to invest in getting him or her professionally trained. Take a look at this article for a few of the problems that a professional trainer can help your dog overcome. [Read More]

  • Just Get A Yorkie? Know How To Brush Their Hair

    If you're like most people, you've seen the beautiful photos of longhaired Yorkshire terriers. You have probably also seen Yorkies with the short puppy cut as well. You might think that grooming this dog is the same as how others are groomed. But that assumption is incorrect. Yorkies have human-like hair, and they only have one coat of it. Yorkies do not shed, so this means that whether yours has the long show dog hair or the cute puppy cut style, daily brushing is a necessity. [Read More]

  • Starting A New Puppy On Clicker Training Techniques

    If you have a new puppy (or even an older but disobedient dog), you might want to consider the value of clicker training. Clicker training is a method of training that involves solely positive reinforcement, and it's extremely effective in shaping a dog's behavior. In fact, it can even be used on cats! To get started with clicker training, all you really need to do is buy a clicker. These range between $5 to $10, and can be found in virtually any pet store. [Read More]