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Making a Guide Dog

By Audrey Pavia

It's easy to be impressed when watching a guide dog at work. The dog's ability to concentrate on his job, ignore distractions, and provide both safety and comfort to his sight-impaired handler is amazing. The correct breeding, selecting, and training of a guide dog is an art in and of itself.

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UTI FAQs: Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs & Cats

By Gretchen Statz

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a relatively common occurrence in dogs and cats. Infections in the urinary tract can occur in the bladder or can become serious and involve the kidneys. Most pets with urinary tract infections will have fairly classic symptoms and most UTIs can be treated relatively easily. Learn more about improving your pet's urinary health and preventing and treating UTIs.

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Leash Training Puppies: Part 2, Walking Your Puppy

By Caryl Wolff

This is part 2 of the series on leash training puppies. The first part was about the prep and getting him used to his collar or harness. Now we'll introduce your puppy to walking on the leash outside.

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Leash Training Puppies: Part 1, Introducing the Collar or Harness

By Caryl Wolff

This is a 2-part article on leash training puppies. The first part is about the prep and getting him used to his collar or harness, and the second is about the mechanics of training.

How Your Dog's Personality Affects Training

How Your Dog’s Personality Affects Training

By Rosalee Kaschel

Intuitively, we all know that our dogs are like no others. They react hilariously to the most benign and everyday of sounds, or they sleep on their backs trying to copy the humans they watch daily. But it's not uncommon to totally forget how unique our dogs are when it comes time to do some training. Get to know your dog's personality and you'll have the keys to effective training sessions.

Dog Walking Safety Tips

Dog Walking Safety Tips

By Meredith Stepita

You are probably like many dog lovers and consider walking your dog part of your daily routine. Watch out for these potential hazards you may encounter while walking your dog to help keep you and your four-legged friend safe.

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Dog Training 101: Teach Your Dog to Roll Over

By Mike Shafer

One of the most fun and rewarding things to do with your dog is trick training. The good news is trick training is easy! And it only requires patience and treats. Today I want to focus on Roll Over. I have seen this trick turned into all types of fun cues. As you go through this you will see that your dog will start to offer new and funny behaviors. This is because he is learning that this pays off in a big way!