Browsing: pet training

Horses
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An important aspect of horsemanship training is getting and keeping the attention of your horse. A horse will focus on the leader of the herd for guidance. So-if your horse isn’t paying attention to you, then he is considering himself the leader. To succeed at horsemanship training, you need to be the leader-not your horse. Recently I got to see the benefits of keeping the attention of your horse in action.

Dogs
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by Marc Goldberg

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.Josh Billings (1818-1885, US Humorist)

This morning I was driving along a busy street, in a fog, sipping strong tea when I saw the geese. I have come to think of geese as very large rats with wings. The outlying Chicagoland area is so infested with these birds that you

Books
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FRANKLIN, TN, November 27, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/

Renowned pet expert Harrison Forbes, host of the popular nationally syndicated radio show, Pet Talk with Harrison Forbes, has been a dog trainer and behaviorist for over twenty years. A highly sought-after expert on canine behavior, he has worked with many dogs that presented special challenges—dogs with behavioral issues, those damaged by traumatic experiences, and those that were poorly trained in

Dogs
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Kelly Marshall provides the following dog training tips every dog owner should know…

There are 6 basic commands: Heel, Come, Sit, Stand, Stay, and Down.

With a new dog, it does not matter where you actually begin. The main thing is to practice any old time daily and never to be in a hurry to move onto the next lesson. You don’t have to set the pace for

Dogs
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by Barbara Freedman-De Vito

If dog is man’s best friend, then why does our language have so many expressions that portray dogs in a negative light? English abounds with sayings that focus on canine aggression or the sadness of “a dog’s life,” at the mercy of cruel human “masters.” Many of these date from past centuries when life in English-speaking nations was truly more harsh than it is today

Cats
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by C Swarens

Photo by Robyn-Gallagher

cat on a leashOne advantage that dog owners have long had over cat owners is the ability to take their pets out for a walk on a leash. If you envy those dog owners and you would like to take your precious kitty for a walk outside, just follow these simple steps to train your cat

Cats
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by Birgit Hulsing

This may sound ridiculous or like a near-impossible feat, but you’ll find life is a pleasant new world when you finish potty training your cat. You’ll have a very low-maintenance cat and she will also make a great conversation starter. And, you even save money on cat litter when you are done with potty training. If you want more detailed information than you’ll find here on

Dogs
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by Dr. Mayra Alfonso

Teaching your dog to walk on a leash is crucial to his and your safety particularly if he’s a big dog. Even walking small dogs that have the propensity to pull their owners could be a jeopardy and an awkward occurrence.

A basic rule is that dogs should never be allowed to break away at will, they should be on a lead at all

Dogs
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Teaching any trick to a dog is relatively easy if you break the trick down into the separate steps or components that the dog must know, then methodically go about making sure that the dog knows each component. For example, in the “play dead” trick; the sequence of behavior that the dog must know for this common trick is in this order: the “sit”, the “down”, the “roll-over” and the