Archive for the ‘Behavior and Training’ category

Leash Safety Made Easy

March 26th, 2015

Many pet parents report that problem leash behavior is the main reason they avoid outdoor time with their companion animal. If you’ve experienced these explosive bouts of unruly behavior, stemming from aggression or fear, you know it’s no fun at all. But, take heart, because this episode of Pet Talk addresses these very issues. In…

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Feline Feeding Behavior

July 28th, 2012

Cats are enigmatic creatures. Having an appreciation for their motivations will not only help you to develop a deeper bond, it could make your cat healthier, too. Feeding your feline optimal nutrition not only requires an understanding of your cat’s unique nutritional needs, but also of their feeding behavior. In fact, understanding the nuances of…

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Useful Tips for Winter Puppy Care

November 22nd, 2010

There’s never a bad time to adopt a puppy. That being said, caring for a puppy in the winter presents unique challenges. The holidays are fast approaching and, amid the hustle and bustle, many people choose to adopt a new puppy into their homes during the holiday season. If you are the proud pet parent of…

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Should Pit Bulls Live Or Die?

November 13th, 2010

HOUSTON – Local 2 Investigates is looking into the grim debate about pit bulls in Houston. Should they live or die? The answer depends on what shelter receives the pit bull. One side says the dogs can still make good pets. The other believes pit bulls are just too dangerous to return back into our…

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Written by Niki Tudge Dogs don’t whisper nor do they talk, they use a complicated system of communication to express themselves. Learning to talk dog will enhance the relationship you have with your dog and have an immediate impact on the way you meet and greet dogs in public. Effectively communicating with dogs keeps us…

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Written by Niki Tudge Do you want to teach your Dog to ‘Sit’/’Stand’/’Down’ when you are 20 feet or further away from your dog? There is a difference between asking a dog to ‘down’ when you are standing next to it or having it ‘stay’, then walking away, waiting for ten seconds and then walking…

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We all know dogs are pack animals.  We all know dogs are closely related to wolves. Many of us know in wolf and wild dog society, no two dogs are considered socially equal. There is always an “alpha” dog that leads the pack, a “beta” group of dogs that are always looking for their chance…

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