How to Teach Your Dog to Perform a Fixed Behavior Chain

How to Teach Your Dog to Perform a Fixed Behavior Chain

Once your dog picks up the toy, start backchaining by cueing “drop it.” Once your dog drops the toy into the box, click and treat. Repeat steps five and six many times, so the dog is really jazzed about dropping the toy into the box to earn the click and treat.

Why you shouldn’t brush your dog’s teeth with human toothpaste

Why you shouldn’t brush your dog’s teeth with human toothpaste

‘While there is a potential risk to pets from the ongoing swallowing of fluoride…the inclusion of the artificial sweetener xylitol in toothpastes is a more serious concern as this is much more toxic and products containing this ingredient should not be given to dogs.’

Fun Backyard Ideas for a Pup Paradise

Fun Backyard Ideas for a Pup Paradise

“Make sure the dog pool is made of durable material that can handle the heat and does not become brittle and break into sharp edges that can cut a dog’s mouth or cause other injuries.”

Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

You might walk up and down the front walk for several minutes at first, but as long as you keep turning around when your dog starts pulling on the leash, and click and treat every step when the leash is loose, your dog will learn to walk better.

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Cat who survived being impaledshortlisted for top award

Pet Survivor Awards 2018: Cat who survived being impaledshortlisted for top award

Somehow the three poles had missed his vital organs.There was still need for two further operations, provided at Hendon PDSA Pet Hospital, but within weeks Skittles was out exploring again and his latest photograph gives no clue to his death-defying antics.WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOWSkittles the cat impaled on railings (Image: RSPCA)Skittles was rescued by London Fire Brigade (Image: RSPCA)RSPCA Deputy Chief Inspector Nicole Broster, who was one of the first on the scene, said: “In all my years with the RSPCA I had never seen anything like this.

Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and Ticks

Severe cases may require using a spray or a fogger, which requires temporary evacuation of the home.It is very important not to use products on your cat that are intended for dogs.Lawn treatments may also be needed if your pet keeps getting re-infected every time it goes outside.Flea PreventionUse a flea comb on your pet and wash his bedding once a week.Keep the outside of your house free of organic debris, such as rake clippings and leaves, and remember that fleas like to hide in dark, moist, shady areas.There are many preventative flea control products available, both as prescription and over-the-counter formulas.TicksTicks are parasites that feed on the blood of unlucky host animals, such as cats and dogs.

Behavioral Help for Your Pet

Behavioral Help for Your Pet

Professionals in the pet-behavior field fall into four main categories:TrainersCertified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDTs)Applied Animal Behaviorists, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAABs) and Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (ACAABs)Diplomats of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (Dip ACVBs)Here are some frequently asked questions from pet parents who are seeking professional behavioral help for their pet:What are the differences between pet-behavior professionals?TrainersPet trainers use a number of different titles, such as “behavior counselor,” “pet psychologist” and “pet therapist.” The level of education and experience among this group of professionals varies greatly.

Dog owner feeds her pet raw mice, birds, duck heads and rabbit feet

Dog owner feeds her pet raw mice, birds, duck heads and rabbit feet

(Picture: PA Real Life)After spending $100 (around £78) a week on normal dog food, Erin decided to buy off-cuts from local farms and meat producers, which they would usually throw away – saving her $300 (£235) each month.

Dog Safety During Blizzard Conditions

Dog Safety During Blizzard Conditions

“If your pet is on a prescription medication, be sure you have enough on hand, and call your veterinarian before weather conditions get bad if you think you may run out of the prescription,” Dr. Ryan says.

Festive Thanksgiving DIY Dog Treat Recipe

Festive Thanksgiving DIY Dog Treat Recipe

½ of a medium-size sweet potato Serving size: 1 muffin per dog Combine pumpkin, mashed sweet potato, cinnamon and eggs in a medium-size bowl and whisk until smooth. Break apart about three dog treats into small pieces and add into the batter.

11 best dog collars

11 best dog collars

It is one-size-fits-all, but it’s likely to overwhelm a tiny dog and although it has a sturdy clasp for an ID tag and lead, it doesn't appear to be the comfiest collar for 24/7 wear.

Hiking Causes Three Dogs to Die, One to Faint: How to Keep Your Dog Safe

Hiking Causes Three Dogs to Die, One to Faint: How to Keep Your Dog Safe

Pinnacle officials also warn pet parents to always be prepared when hiking. For tips to safely hike with your dog, click here >> For tips to keep your dog cool in the hot summer heat, click here >>

Deck the Dog House with Holiday Decorations

Deck the Dog House with Holiday Decorations

Spread some of that holiday spirit around and decorate your outdoor dog house or dog crate with pet-friendly decor. The bars of a dog crate provide a fantastic opportunity for hanging pup-safe holiday decorations.

Five Adorable Dog Videos to Make You Ache for Spring

Five Adorable Dog Videos to Make You Ache for Spring

Check out five of our favorite videos of pets celebrating summer, sun and so much more. If your dog's like Petey and loves the pool, just make sure to talk to your veterinarian about pool hazards and safety before enjoying some fun!

The secret to… helping children cope with the death of a pet

The secret to… helping children cope with the death of a pet

A much loved animal is a member of the family – how the loss is handled will help children deal with their grief The death of a pet can bring you closer, as children realise their parents are also sad.

Man who left Labradors in hot car outside hospital is banned from keeping dogs

Man who left Labradors in hot car outside hospital is banned from keeping dogs

Police officers smashed open the car window to free the dogs (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA Inspector Alice Cooper said: ‘Both the dogs were panting heavily and were extremely distressed. Penny and Zoe were signed over to the RSPCA after the incident and are now being looked after by staff at York Animal Home.

How to Phase Out Food Lures During Dog Training Sessions

How to Phase Out Food Lures During Dog Training Sessions

If your dog does not follow your empty hand, try luring one more time. Assuming the dog will follow the hand with the treat in it, click and give him the treat lure one more time.

Causes of Ear Mites in Dogs

Causes of Ear Mites in Dogs

When pets share bedding or sleep in close contact, the ear mites easily can transfer from one animal to another. Outdoor cats are most likely to have ear mites, but other pets who come in close contact with outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats are also at risk.

What Are Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs?

What Are Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs?

If the ear mite treatment for cats or dogs does not work and possible secondary infections do not heal, then further testing, such as skin biopsies, may be warranted to check for other diseases or allergies. In the past, one of the most common treatments for ear mites in cats, dogs and other pets was Ivermectin.

Rabies alert in Gauteng

Rabies alert in Gauteng

complete record of rabies vaccinations could be an infection risk, and members where they could potentially infect domestic pets.” Read: Rabies worse scourge than Ebola The virus is spread of protection against rabies is to avoid contact with stray, wild or unfamiliar

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