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Teaching Future Animal Behaviorists

By PetSafe Guest

Michelle Mullins and Toni Mark of the PetSafe® Training and Behavior Education Team traveled to Ohio State University to participate in a 3-week companion animal behavior section of a course offered in the Animal Sciences department. The course, called Companion Animal Biology and Behavior, focuses...

Communicate with Your Dog Like Never Before

Communicate with Your Dog Like Never Before

By Justin Young

Remote trainers make it easy to teach your dog commands, or for reducing unwanted behaviors. Now, we’re introducing  our easiest to use PetSafe® Remote Trainers, ever!Learn More about how our new Remote Trainers can help you communicate with your dog like never before.

Cat Body Language 101

Cat Body Language 101

By Meredith Stepita

Learning to read cat body postures can decrease your cat's stress and may even save your cat's life.

pet proofing barriers

How to Set Off-Limits Areas for Pets

By Jim Tedford

Our homes, pets, and lifestyle preferences are entirely unique. Some people enjoy having their dogs beside them on the couch or keeping them company in the kitchen. Others prefer that pets stay off of the furniture or out of certain rooms in the house. Whatever your lifestyle, pet barriers and deterrents are useful training tools. They establish boundaries for your dog so everyone lives together peacefully.

Helping Shelter Cats

Helping Shelter Cats

By Audrey Pavia

Dogs may be man's best friend, but cats are the most popular pet in the U.S. Just over 79 million cats live in American households, compared to nearly 70 million dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Unfortunately, the number of cats in animal shelters is also high. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 3.2 million cats enter animal shelters each year. Sadly, 860,000 of these cats are euthanized each year.

Aggression in Cats

Aggression in Cats

By Audrey Pavia

People who love cats adore their sweet purr, cuddly fur and adoring natures. But sometimes, cats can show a darker side. Under certain conditions, just about any cat can become aggressive.

All in the family: Canine Aggression to Family Members

All in the family: Canine Aggression to Family Members

By PetSafe Guest

There is no doubt that many people view their dogs as family members.  In fact many of my clients often use the term "four-legged children" when describing their pets.  A recent journal article in Science demonstrated that both people and their dogs experience an increase in the natural bonding hormone oxytocin after a period of interaction. Some researchers theorize the familiar canine characteristics of large eyes, playfulness, and retention of other juvenile traits promote a relationship similar to that of a parent and child.  Although the interaction is often very strong and relatively peaceful, just like any other relationship, there can be periods of conflict.