Teach Your Dog Manners: Why Your Dog Should Wait To Eat

Dogs love food.  Well, most dogs do.  Some have better manners than others, but most treat dinnertime as a free-for-all.  Dinnertime is a great opportunity to teach your dog, and using that time to teach your dog manners means they won't be knocking the bowl out of your hand, or fighting with each other. Learn … Continue reading Teach Your Dog Manners: Why Your Dog Should Wait To Eat

Taking Care of a Kitten: The Master Kitten Raising Guide

My Master Kitten Raising Guide

Taking care of a kitten seems easy, right? Litter box, food bowl, water dish, and a few toys, and you're set, right? Well, yes--if your only goal is to keep the kitten alive. To raise a well-adjusted kitten, it takes a little bit of planning and making good rules from the beginning. I'm going to … Continue reading Taking Care of a Kitten: The Master Kitten Raising Guide

Seven Reasons Your Cat Won’t Use the Litter Box

Why Your Cat Won't Use the Box

Most people keeping cats desperately fear the day their cat won't use the litter box.  Thousands of cats find themselves homeless after refusing to use the litterbox and instead urinating or defecating in any number of places.  Many cats choose the bed, or the laundry.  Others choose the bathtub, or defecate just outside the box … Continue reading Seven Reasons Your Cat Won’t Use the Litter Box

7 Important Reasons Why Every Dog Needs a Dog Crate

Dog crates are often seen as a "necessary evil."  Many pet owners feel squeamish about locking up a beloved companion, especially for hours when the pet is alone.  I'm here to assure you that a dog crate is not only helpful, but nearly necessary for helping your dog maintain a positive relationship with the human world. … Continue reading 7 Important Reasons Why Every Dog Needs a Dog Crate

Baby-Proof Your Dog with These 7 Easy Steps

Ooh, Congrats! You’re expecting! That’s awesome! But your “first baby,” your dog, never lived with babies. Babies and toddlers are fragile little beings, hell-bent on mayhem and chaos. My son’s allergic to dogs, but still won’t keep his hands off them. Most dogs need some specific training to feel comfortable with a new baby, but … Continue reading Baby-Proof Your Dog with These 7 Easy Steps

No-Fail Strategies For Fixing Separation Anxiety

Oh, such a touchy topic.  Every time someone’s dog tears up the house, the phrase “Separation Anxiety” comes right out.  Pet owners hate separation anxiety.  Dealing with a dog that trashes the house, screams, defecates and urinates all over the house, can cause so many problems.  Problems between spouses, repairs, vet bills, and ultimately the … Continue reading No-Fail Strategies For Fixing Separation Anxiety

Puppy Training: Teaching a Puppy to Come

You’ve got a new puppy, and you know that it’s super important that he comes to you when you call him, no matter what.  You’ve had dogs before, but none of them had a rock-solid recall, and you want this puppy to be different.  Puppy training is actually really easy! Here’s my top tips and … Continue reading Puppy Training: Teaching a Puppy to Come