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Experts: COVID-19 is not transmissible between people and pets

By PetSafe Guest

If you think you might have contracted the virus, the CDC recommends restricting contact with pets and other animals (and humans, of course!). While there have been no reports of pets or other animals showing symptoms of novel coronavirus, people with symptoms should limit contact with animals until more is known about the virus, WOAH says on its website. When possible, have another member of your household care for pets while you are sick. If you have no other care options, wash your hands before and after contact with pets and wear a facemask if available. Novel coronavirus patients should avoid petting, snuggling, and sharing kisses and food (we know, it would be hard for us, too), according to WOAH. The AKC further suggests you avoid petting animals if you are sick because the virus could be transmitted via fur.

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Why do dogs bark at night? Here’s how to restore silence when the sun goes down

Walk through any neighborhood when the sun goes down and you'll hear barking dogs. What causes dogs to sound off so much at night? Why does your dog bark when it gets dark -- sometimes to the point it keeps you and your neighbors awake?Dogs are dogs, of course, and there are many reasons dogs bark....

PetSafe® Pet Doors Provide Paths to Freedom for Dogs, Cats and Owners

PetSafe® Pet Doors Provide Paths to Freedom for Dogs, Cats and Owners

By PetSafe Guest

Do you want to go about your business inside while your pet does his business outside? Do you feel bad keeping your pet cooped up inside all day? Do you want your cat or dog to have access to the great outdoors on demand?A PetSafe® brand pet door can provide that path to freedom. Cat or dog, big or...

Why do dogs bark? It’s complicated and simple all at once.

Why do dogs bark? It’s complicated and simple all at once.

By PetSafe Guest

What do you say when you’re feeling afraid? Threatened? Lonely? Hungry? Playful?Humans have a range of options to verbalize their feelings. Aside from a whimper or a whine, dogs have just one means of audible communication: barking. As any dog lover knows, they can adjust the tone, tempo and volume...

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10 Translated Barks: Know What Your Dog Is Saying, And How to Stop It

By PetSafe Guest

Wild adult canines don’t bark, unlike their domesticated kin. The lack of a natural counterpart to barking in domestic dogs means early humans selectively bred dogs for traits that ultimately included barking as a way to communicate with our modern best friends. Anyone who lives near or with a...

Spring is here. Get out and train!

Spring is here. Get out and train!

By Jon Hersey

It’s PetSafe’s Spring Training month. Could there be a better time to get outdoors and train your dog? It doesn’t take much time to have a star: just a consistent 15 minutes a day.

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Barkaholics: Why Dogs Bark at House Guests

By Amy Shojai

'Tis the season for visitors and guests. And your dog is ready and willing to add barking to the celebration. While that may prove aggravating to you or even scary to your visitors, it's important to realize barking is a normal part of canine communication. To figure out how to muffle the noise, first we must understand why dogs bark.