How To Survive The Puppy Teething Stage?

Puppies have a chewing habit–whether it is objects or furniture. This is normal puppy behavior. Like human babies, every pup goes through a teething stage. A pup grows a set of pointed baby teeth (also called deciduous teeth) that eventually fall out. Teething in pups begins at around three weeks,…

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First Impressions

By Yvette Van Veen Free-roaming animals are unaccustomed to restraint, so crates, doors, leashes and fences are foreign concepts to them when they are brought into people’s homes to become pets © Yvette Van Veen Fourteen years ago, a series of serendipitous events led me toward a career working with…

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Raincoats for Dogs: Which Breeds Benefit From Them?

Image source: Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/dogs-sitting-on-the-bench-8499257/ All pet parents are aware of the importance of keeping our furry friends safe and secure. Autumnal rain and colder weather don’t only affect us, but our pets as well.   With puddles, mud, fog, and heavy rainfall coming together with September in the northern hemisphere, dog owners must equip…

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Building a Feline Behavior Volunteer Program…from Scratch

By Melissa Taylor and Alese Zeman One of the duties of BV2s, like Beverly Burns, is carrying out matching assessments to help adopters find the right fit © Friends For Life There’s no way we at Friends For Life Animal Shelter can handle all of Houston, Texas’s feline behavior needs,…

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What's Better For Dogs: Collar Or Harness?

If you are a dog lover, you understand the need to walk your dog regularly. It not only ensures that you have a great bond but is also a great way to get them to exercise. What's more, as the dog owner, you get a chance to clear your head…

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Slipping and Sliding

By Diane Garrod This papillon appears vigilant as she makes her way across the shiny floor © Can Stock Photo/Laures It is no fun for a dog who is scared of walking on shiny floors. Slipping and sliding and being worried or afraid every step of the way can diminish…

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Defying the Stereotype

By Dee Goings Because of the stereotypes surrounding her breed, casual observers, sadly, often find it hard to believe Ripley was trained without punishment or force © Dee Goings When people think of a Rottweiler, they often think, unfortunately, of a large hulking mass on a choke chain or shock…

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Tracking Equines

By Vicki Conroy The ponies started their tracking training with food on flat polymer discs on the ground, then proceeded to targeting the treat-loaded socks, and then following the trail by scent © Vicki Conroy A while ago I hosted a tracking workshop for dogs at my hobby farm in…

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6 Best Airline-Approved Dog Carriers of 2021

Traveling with pets is one of the most beautiful things you can do in life. Taking your furry friend to a new destination and having that unique experience is as mesmerizing as you can imagine. And, since we love them so much, we want to make sure that we are…

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