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Balancing Dog Training & Enrichment with Kids

By Toni Mark

I was once a (childless) dog trainer that didn't completely understand how families found it difficult to squeeze in time and training for their pets. Now, as I chase a toddler and carry a newborn, I can understand how our pets can sometimes fall further down on the priority list, even if it isn't fair to them. The good news? There ARE ways to create an enriching environment, work on behavior problems AND provide the life your dog deserves--even with sticky peanut butter hands chasing you while you trip over trucks, dolls, and plastic figurines. 

do underground fences work

Do Underground Fences Work?

By Audrey Pavia

If you have a dog, you need a way to contain him. But what if you don't want to spend a lot of money putting up a fence? Or what if you have too much property to make a fence practical? What if you just don't want a fence in your yard to spoil your view? The answer might just be an underground fence.

renting with pets

How to Get Your Pet Deposit Back

By Stacy Hackett

You and your pet are moving to a new home! Congratulations! As you prepare to settle into your new place, make note of the state of your current apartment. Take pictures of everything before you move in. When it's time to move out of your apartment and find a new place, follow these steps to make sure your landlord will return your pet deposit.

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Animals Helping People

By Audrey Pavia

Pet owners have always known that being around their animal companions helps them feel happy and relaxed. But pets can do more than just help put us at ease--they can provide a level of therapy that can't be found anywhere else. Learn about how people use pet therapy to make a difference.

winter training & exercise tips

10 Indoor Exercises for Dogs This Winter

By Rosalee Kaschel

A tired dog is a good dog, but winter often makes it difficult to exercise outdoors with your dog. There is plenty you can do indoors to keep your pup zonked out. Plus many of these exercises have added long-term benefits. Try some of these top 10 ways to keep your dog entertained this winter.

When Can You Start Training Your Puppy

When Can You Start Training Your Puppy?

By Caryl Wolff

From potty training to obedience training, your puppy has a lot to learn. Get your puppy training started on the right paw with this guide to beginner training for puppies.

Wag More, Bark Less: Natural Ways to Stop Barking

By Meredith Stepita

Dog barking can be a big headache and major nuisance. In some areas you can even be fined for your dog barking excessively and disrupting your neighbors. To successfully keep your pooch calm and collected, you first need to understand why he's barking. Try these training methods to help your dog learn he doesn't need to bark so often.