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Understanding is the key to good relationships with our pets

Understanding Our Pets

by Suzanne Fuqua, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA. We love our pets, there’s no question about that. And love includes feelings of affection and attachment, care, closeness, and trust. How can we show love to our pets beyond the basics of appropriate care? By understanding them and being patient when we don’t understand them. Canine emotion and cognition …

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Fear of Car Rides in Dogs and How You Can Help

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by Andrea Marx CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, FFCP Many puppies and dogs are afraid of car rides. Often this resolves by itself by taking the puppy to fun places in the car. But sometimes a more linear approach to treating car phobias is needed because the fear doesn’t go away or even gets worse over time. …

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Dumb Dogs Don’t Have Problems

by Molly Krutkramelis, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) You read that right; dumb dogs don’t have problems. A majority of behaviors that owners get frustrated with are a result of having a smart dog. Dogs are always learning, and highly intelligent dogs can quickly learn behaviors that we might not have intended. Let’s begin with …

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Dog Poop Clean Up Service

As the vibrant hues of spring bloom and the weather beckons us outdoors, it’s time to embrace the annual ritual of spring cleaning. While tidying up the household often takes precedence, there’s one area that pet owners shouldn’t overlook – the backyard. For those with furry companions, the arrival of spring signals not only the …

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Mourning The Loss Of A Pet

Losing a pet can be a profoundly emotional experience, often akin to losing a cherished member of the family. Pets offer companionship, love, and solace in ways that are difficult to express, becoming integral parts of our lives. When they pass away, the resulting grief can be overwhelming, necessitating support and guidance to navigate the …