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.

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

If he were to visit Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes nature reserve on the edge of Lowestoft, he would learn how – with its dog ambassador scheme – it has managed to turn conversation into conservation.

Karl Ove Knausgaard is wrong – writers should own dogs

Karl Ove Knausgaard is wrong – writers should own dogs

In an essay for the New Yorker, Karl Ove Knausgaard has detailed two difficult years of owning a dog, wondering if its presence in his home was connected to the fact that he did not write a line of literary prose during that period.

Should you feed your pet raw meat? The real risks of a ‘traditional’ dog diet

Should you feed your pet raw meat? The real risks of a ‘traditional’ dog diet

A recent study has raised concerns about the health risks of these raw meat-based diet products as possible sources of some bacterial and parasitic diseases. The recent study in the Veterinary Record analysed 35 commercial frozen raw meat products from eight different brands.

Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

"In addition, the fact that parents of the children who were in the CAI group reported significantly fewer problem behaviours over time than those treated without therapy dogs is further evidence of the importance of this research," Schuck added.

Why I Refuse to Brush the Dog's Teeth

Why I Refuse to Brush the Dog's Teeth

If there's one problem I've never really worried about, it's my dog's dental care. The veterinary dentist won't give your dog braces, but he has ways to realign the teeth. Turns out that not a lot of other people want to brush their dog's teeth either.

Listerine and Pets: Not Veterinarian Recommended

Listerine and Pets: Not Veterinarian Recommended

This company does not claim, nor has it been proven elsewhere, that Listerine treats fungal, bacterial or viral infections when applied topically to the skin of a dog.