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“Is my dog playing … or fighting?”

How to tell the difference between normal play and inappropriate aggression in dogs. Safe, healthy play doesn’t just provide dogs with a good  source of exercise. It can also aid in social development  while building behavioral flexibility and helping the … Continue reading

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Help! Does my dog have OCD?

Just like people, dogs can have compulsions that cause them stress and anxiety. Here’s what you need to know about compulsive behaviors in your dog. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in humans is characterized by repeating thoughts (obsessions) and activities (compulsions) … Continue reading

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January is National Train Your Dog Month

Have you heard? January is National Train Your Dog Month! It’s the perfect time of year for you to learn how simple, fun and rewarding it can be to have a dog, if they are trained well. Whether your dog … Continue reading

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Helping Your Pet Overcome Separation Anxiety

Helping your pet overcome separation anxiety, means that you work towards reducing your dog’s dependence on you. This greater sense of independence can be accomplished with a variety of behavior modification activities often in conjunction with anti-anxiety medications. How to … Continue reading

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Puppy Training Tampa: Teaching Your Puppy to Mind Her Manners

Puppy training should begin from the moment you bring your new pet home – it will go much faster and smoother when your pet is young. Early training can help in such important areas as communicating with your pet, training … Continue reading

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Noisy Canines – Solving Barking and Growling Problems

Most dogs get noisy when exposed to anything new or unusual.  The stimuli that trigger noise can very from dog to dog and from household to household.  This vocalization can come in the form of barking, whining, growling, or howling. … Continue reading

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Piranha Puppies – Keeping Biting & Mouthing Under Control

It’s normal for a puppy to use her mouth during play and social interaction, but it’s certainly no fun having those sharp teeth embedded in your ankle or arm. It’s important to teach your puppy how to use her mouth … Continue reading

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Destructive Cats – Solving Scratching & Chewing Problems

Most cats, especially young kittens, have a strong, natural desire to play and explore. But this desire can lead to major problems when your cat claws sofa or destroys your houseplants. The best way to prevent destructive scratching is by … Continue reading

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Taking The Hassle Out of Housetraining Your Kitty

While most cats can be trained to use a litter box, it’s important that you help your kitten get off to a good start. If possible, you should obtain a kitten that already has been litter box trained in his … Continue reading

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Dogs, Long Believed To ‘Live In The Moment,’ May Remember Events From the Past

Prevailing thought among dog psychologists and dog enthusiasts alike is that dogs cannot recall the past and are essentially stuck in the present moment, but new research suggests that this isn’t true. Dog psychology researchers long believed that dogs, cute … Continue reading

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