Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

- Dogs learn by trying out different behaviour and associating the consequences that arise as a result of that behaviour.- Always end the training on a positive note and reward your dog.Train your puppy for a sitting posture using treats.

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Gale, a 22-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and had cleared security in her crate at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta three hours before the flight, her owner, Floris van Essen, told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA.Gale, a show dog from the Netherlands, has been missing since Saturday after breaking free from her crate at an Atlanta airport.

9 Pet Product Essentials to Care for Small Dog Breeds

9 Pet Product Essentials to Care for Small Dog Breeds

“Sometimes they have even more stamina than larger dogs.” A collar appropriately sized for small dogs will help keep your petite pet from accidentally getting loose and possibly prevent a lost pup.

Puppy takes first steps after spending most of her life locked in a cage

Puppy takes first steps after spending most of her life locked in a cage

(Picture: SWNS)‘Gracie is a young dog and the cruelty she suffered during her first few months, trapped in a crate, is terrible to think about,’ said Dr Kydd.

Black Friday Deals for Puppy Parents

Black Friday Deals for Puppy Parents

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Teach Your Anxious Dog to Be Calm in a Dog Crate

Teach Your Anxious Dog to Be Calm in a Dog Crate

Start by feeding your dog his meals inside the crate, leaving the door open the entire time. Once your dog is eating comfortably inside the dog crate, briefly shut the door partway in the middle of his meal.

6 Escape-Proof Dog Crates for Your Furry ‘Houndini'

6 Escape-Proof Dog Crates for Your Furry ‘Houndini'

It features double-wall construction and a secure latching door to help keep pets contained. This heavy-duty plastic and wire dog crate is designed with strong, secure sides and steel inserts for extra reinforcement.

Pets on planes: What are your rights before and after Brexit?

Pets on planes: What are your rights before and after Brexit?

Certificates costing £55 a pop will have to be purchased by owners whose animals have had a blood test showing they have been successfully vaccinated against rabies; these tests must be carried out three months before the date of travel.

Moving With Your Pet

Moving With Your Pet

First, place their food inside an open crate, and eventually have them eat their meals in the crate with the door shut.Try carrying your pets around the house in the crate or taking a short drive.You can help your pets develop a positive association with the crate by providing treats and playtime at the conclusion of crate time.Taking these steps will make moving day a lot more comfortable for you and your furry friends.Pet-Proofing Your New HomeIt is a good idea to pet-proof your new home.

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.

Photographer puts owners and their dogs side by side

Photographer puts owners and their dogs side by side

Monica and Reggie the Chow Chow (Picture: Gerrard Gethings)Dogs really do seem to look like their owners and now we have further evidence. From long-haired afghan hounds with their hipster owners to Chinese crested dogs with the same fluffy heads as their humans, it really is a case of spot the difference.

Pets on planes: What are your rights and is it safe?

Pets on planes: What are your rights and is it safe?

For those flying with airlines that do carry pets up to a certain size in the cabin, they should be secured in a carrier and put under the seat – the earlier-mentioned story of a passenger forced to put their dog in the overhead bin is not standard practice by any stretch.

Travel Safety Tips

Travel Safety Tips

Prior to your trip, tape a small pouch of dried food outside the crate so airline personnel will be able to feed your pet in case he or she gets hungry during a layover.