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Good Dog! 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Dog Training

Good Dog! 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Dog Training

Dog Health and Behavior
63.4 billion households in the country have a dog. Despite the number of dog lovers out there, many of these pups aren't trained. Without proper training, your dog could develop behavior issues.  Don't leave your pup untrained! Instead, online dog training can help you teach your dog tricks, basic skills, and more. With online dog training courses, you can ensure your pup is well-behaved and ready for the world. Still on the fence? Keep reading to learn the top five benefits of dog training online! 1. Teach Life Skills Training your dog will teach them the life skills they need to live successfully. That includes not chewing up the couch or running off without their leash. With online dog training courses, you can teach your dog how to behave in certain…
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Difficult Pupils: Can You Really Teach a Cat Tricks?

Difficult Pupils: Can You Really Teach a Cat Tricks?

Cat Health and Behavior
Do you want to teach your cat tricks but don't know if it's possible? As it turns out, cats are as receptive to training as dogs our. But most people don't know this and think their moggy won't respond to their efforts. Read on to find out how trainable they are and how to go about teaching your cat tricks. Can Is Your Cat Trainable? If you've been paying any attention to the internet, you'll already have an idea of how clever some cats can be. Yet the perception that cats aren't trainable still remains. It's simple to do when you work out what motivates your cat. Then work this into a positive, reward-based training technique. Training is a great way to strengthen your bond with your, stimulate their mind,…
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Pet Help: 5 Key Ways to Control Pet Stress and Anxiety

Pet Help: 5 Key Ways to Control Pet Stress and Anxiety

Dog Health and Behavior
As humans, we go through a wide range of emotions and anxiety on a daily basis, even with things we know we cannot control. If these are the struggles that we face from time to time, even at this point of evolution, imagine what our favorite furry friends go through on a daily basis. Is your beloved pet experiencing panic attacks and anxiety attacks every time you walk out the door? It may be time to start looking into some additional pet help to get them through this difficult period. If you're looking for ways to help calm your pet's anxiety read on for some important information that may be useful. 1. Assess the Problem Just as no two people are alike, no two pets are alike as well. This is…
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How to Hire the Perfect Cat Sitter for Your Furry Pal

How to Hire the Perfect Cat Sitter for Your Furry Pal

Cat Health and Behavior
As of last year, U.S. households have over 94.2 million cats as pets. Learning how to recognize a qualified cat sitter is the first step to hiring one. Cats are the second most popular pet in the United States. But in your heart, your cat(s) will always come first. As a pet owner, it's your responsibility to make sure your cat is in good hands while you're away. Your precious feline darling deserves the best care and company there is. Here's what you should look for in a cat sitter. No Pet Sitting Directories or Apps Stay away from cat sitting directories and apps. There are often no minimum qualifications for the sitters to fulfill in order to get a listing on them. In fact, directories and apps frequently lack a…
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5 Foolproof Tips on How to Click Purrrfect Pet Photos

5 Foolproof Tips on How to Click Purrrfect Pet Photos

Cat Health and Behavior, Pet Products
We know your pet means everything to you. In fact, your phone is probably full of pictures of your furry loved one. But are they print-worthy photos? If you wouldn't hang them on your walls, you may want to step up your pet photography game. Here are some tips that will help you create picture purr-fect photos that you'll cherish for years to come. 1. Pay Attention to the Light Photography is the art of "painting" with light. No matter how well composed your photo is, if the light isn't flattering, you'll be left with a photo that falls flat. Take your pup outside during the golden hour (the period within the hour after sunrise and before sunset). Or capture a photo of your cat on its favorite window sill at this time.…
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Living in Harmony… or Hell? The Truth About Raising Cats & Fish Under One Roof

Living in Harmony… or Hell? The Truth About Raising Cats & Fish Under One Roof

Cat Health and Behavior
Do you own one (or more) of the 86 million cats in America? That means that about 1 in 3 families in the US owns at least one cat. There are also around 7.2 million American families that own a fish tank. That's more like 1 in 50 families who own fish. But here's where it gets interesting. Do you live in a home with both cats and fish? If you do, there are some important things to consider to keep you and your furry and marine friends safe. Read on to learn how to keep the peace when raising fish and cats together. Cats and Fish: What's the Problem? We've all seen the cartoons (or YouTube videos) of cats taking a dunk in a fishbowl. While it makes us chuckle,…
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Overweight Cat? Diet Tips to Help Your Extra Fluffy Cat Shed Those Pounds

Overweight Cat? Diet Tips to Help Your Extra Fluffy Cat Shed Those Pounds

Cat Health and Behavior
Is your cat holding onto a few extra pounds?  The truth is, obesity in cats isn't exactly a rarity. In fact, more than 45 percent of domestic cats are classified as overweight. While Fluffy may not be feeling her most agile these days, she can rest assured that she's certainly not the only hefty cat on the block.  Of course, we can all agree that Fluffy is equally as charming with a few extra pounds. After all, we're certainly not about body shaming over here. But, it's also safe to say that slimming down is the best option for her health and overall lifespan. An overweight cat is more likely to suffer from health problems such as urinary tract issues, diabetes, and respiratory disease. When these issues present themselves, they can…
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Boarding Pet vs. Pet Sitting: The Benefits of Both for Your Cat or Dog

Boarding Pet vs. Pet Sitting: The Benefits of Both for Your Cat or Dog

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
If it's time to leave town, there's a lot you need to do. Pack your bags, do your laundry, book your flights, and more! But before you head out on your adventure, you need to ensure any furry friends living in your home are well-taken care of while you're away. When leaving town, pet owners have two options. Boarding pet facilities are available to provide social and friendly environments for animals. Pet owners may also hire a pet sitter to stay in their home and give their cat or dog personalized care while they are out of town. Choosing between boarding pets or hiring a pet sitter depends on your animal's personal preferences. Keep reading to explore the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Boarding Pet: Pros and Cons Years…
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New Pet Owner’s Guide: 7 Purrfectly Simple Tips for Training a Cat

New Pet Owner’s Guide: 7 Purrfectly Simple Tips for Training a Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
Are you looking to adopt a cat but aren't sure how to train one? Does the thought of training a cat seem overwhelming and impossible? In this article, you'll learn all about training a cat, the best and simplest ways. Before you know it, you'll have a well-behaved cat who understands commands. Read on to discover 7 simple ways to train a cat.  Training a Cat  Before diving into training cat tips, it's important to keep something in mind when training them, never punish. Cats respond well from positive reinforcement so remember to be patient when your cat is learning. Cats don't respond well to punishment, and they'll wind up stressed.  Items Needed Before beginning training your cat you'll just need two items, treats, and a clicker. These will both…
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How to Train Cats and Chickens to Get Along

How to Train Cats and Chickens to Get Along

Cat Health and Behavior
Chickens are quickly claiming their place among the most pampered pets in America. Whether it's on a farm or in your own backyard, these feathered companions are becoming just as treasured as cats or dogs. If you're thinking about getting some chickens, you may be concerned about how your cats will take it. After all, cats are known for their predatory behavior, especially towards birds. However, with the right precautionary measures, it can certainly be done. Read on for our top tips on raising cats and chickens together.  Will Cats Kill Chickens? It's no secret that cats are natural-born hunters with a particular fondness for feathers. However, cats and chickens have proven to coexist peacefully in many cases. This is most likely because a fully-grown chicken is simply too big…
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