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Dogs

A Simple Shortcut To Teach Your Dog To Walk On A Lead

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

When Is A Trick Not A Trick?

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

Cats

Morgana, the Claustrophobic Kitty

For over ten years, my family and I have had several cats sharing our home with us. Our first kittens, Tiger and White Sox, came to us from a friend whose own two cats had produced a litter simultaneously and she was in desperate need to find good homes for them. Next to arrive was Bonnie, whom I brought home after seeing some young kids tormenting her. Then Brat Cat

Dogs

Teaching Your Christmas Puppy

Over the holidays, many Christmas wishes came true, which may have resulted in the addition of a new furry family member. However, that which usually starts out with the best intentions, can often spell disaster down the road. With the hustle and bustle of today’s busy lifestyle, it can seem very tedious, trying to raise a new puppy or kitten. They whine and scratch. They keep you up all night

Dogs

Training Your Dog to Sit

sit dogTraining your dog how to sit in 4 easy steps.
It’s easy to train your dog to sit if you know how to do it correctly.

The key to getting your dog to do what you want is through their stomach. So, purchase bag of very small treats. You want the treats to be big enough to be a reward, but small

Dogs

Chihuahua Training is Easy!

You may be wondering if Chihuahua training is easy or hard. Well, from my experience it is very easy! If you’ve already managed to raise a dog with behavioral problems (this is easy too!) you can correct them in a very natural way by following a few simple recommendations.

There is one book that I highly recommend (I wish I had written it!) that goes well beyond what most

Dogs

Are You Using A Proper Correction For Your Dog?

The Importance of a Proper Correction
by Jon Dunkerley

There are headstrong dogs that know too well that a verbal “no” from you is the worst that they’re gonna get and this will quickly lead to them ignoring the handler. In the wild when one of the pack is out of line, he is corrected by the Alpha. Now if the dog knows what the correction is, then