When You Shouldn't Train Your Dog

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I frequently write about the importance of daily training sessions for all dogs. Pet dogs are happier, healthier and more obedient if training is reinforced daily. Sessions don’t need to be lengthy or intensive every day. … Read More

Moving with Dogs, Without the Stress (Part Two)

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In Part One, we talked about how to plan a move and  prepare for a move without stressing your dog and causing undesirable behaviors. Now, let’s look at the move itself and the settling-in period immediately after … Read More

Moving with Dogs, Without the Stress (Part One)

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So, you’re getting ready to move, and you’re a dog owner. Since dogs are relatively adaptable creatures in general, it’d be easy not to think about the effect of your move on your dog until you’ve … Read More

Stress and Urine Marking in Cats

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We all know by now how stress can affect the human body, but what about our pets? People aren’t the only ones who get ‘stressed out’. But while we might get headaches, neck aches or stomach … Read More

Prepare for April Showers

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April showers are something to look forward to, because soon after the soil is cleansed, the flowers and other plants can bloom and close the door to winter. However, when the wind is howling outside and … Read More

Home for the Holidays: Minimizing Pets' Stress When Guests Visit

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Guests visiting for the holiday can cause stress for pets accustomed to a particular routine. Even if the “guests” are just college students who lived with the pets in question for most of their lives, the disruption … Read More

Dealing With Destructive Rabbit Behavior

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Rabbits are cute as heck, everyone agrees. And it’s true. But rabbit owners know that their little friends have natural behaviors, some would say instincts, that can make them destructive. Rabbits are no respecters of property, … Read More

Your Bird Does Not Need Stress

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One of the worst things you can do to your pet bird is to subject him to stress. Stress can literally kill a bird that would otherwise live a long and healthy life. How can you … Read More

Stress and Pets

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As with raising children, dealing with pets can be stressful. But often the situation is exactly the reverse: having pets frequently provides one of the best stress relief mechanisms around. Several studies suggest that having a … Read More

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