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How to Use an Indoor/Outdoor Potty for Toilet Training

By Caryl Wolff

When people call me about training their new puppy, potty training is always at the top of the list. There are options - you can choose to train your puppy indoors, outdoors, or a combination of both. Regardless of your choice, the method to train him is the same, and your involvement is crucial, especially at the beginning.

Take him where you want him to go when he has to go.When he goes in the right place, reward him with praise and a treat.Watch him like a hawk or confine him at all other times.

There are several products to choose from regarding potty training your puppy indoors, one of which is a puppy potty. There are 3 main types of puppy potties.

Ones that have synthetic grass on top of a grate with the urine draining into a containment area underneathOnes that use litterOnes that use sod or grass

Puppy potties with synthetic grass are a great option for house training.

Reasons to Use a Puppy Potty for House Training

It feels like real grass to your puppy's feet, which is important... Continue Reading

How an Automatic Litter Box Can Stop House Soiling

By Amy Shojai

A normal adult cat on average visits the litter box to make a deposit about 5 times a day. The amount of waste multiplies and makes cleaning a greater chore when you have more than one cat. Some years ago when I traveled a great deal for work, I became a fan of automatic litter boxes in part because my husband wasn't always as faithful at scooping.

How Much Is Too Much Barking?

By Audrey Pavia

You come home from work and find a note on your door from your next-door neighbor about your dog's barking. How do you know if your neighbor is just being too sensitive? Isn't barking normal for a dog?

How to Fit the Easy Walk® Harness

By Toni Mark

Taking the time to fit the Easy Walk® Harness properly in the beginning is time worth spending.

Safety Indoors and Out with Pet Doors & Wireless Containment

By Tony Johnson

Really, a pet door is freedom. And if pet doors are freedom, then a wireless containment system is peace of mind. Put them together, and suddenly, you've got more than you expected and the world is a better place, and full of benefits for you and your pets.

Dealing with Door-Dashing Cats

By Amy Shojai

Providing a dog door works great to offer your canine companion access to his outdoor toilet when you can't let him out. But how do keep the cat from using the same door?

Seizures and Epilepsy: What Are They & How Are They Treated?

By Tony Johnson

In 18 years of veterinary ER work, I've dealt with a lot of scared people. But some of the most frightened pet owners that I can remember are those who just witnessed their dog (or, rarely, cat) have their first seizure.