What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

Kelly DiCicco, manager of adoptions promotions at the ASPCA Adoption Centre, says “there’s no doubt that the response from people across the country willing to open their homes to animals in need during this challenging time has been enormous and unprecedented.”.

Best of Crufts: Dog warned trainer about her breast cancer

Best of Crufts: Dog warned trainer about her breast cancer

However, it was also time for the working dogs ’ to shine, with a trainer revealing that one of the dogs she worked alongside actually detected her early-stage breast cancer.

Pooch: Dogs too can get moody at puberty!

Pooch: Dogs too can get moody at puberty!

Lavesh Mishra, a Delhi-based dog trainer, shares, “Generally, parents bring their pets to us at the age of six months for basic obedience training, and we keep hearing that most of them do not respond to the commands when they are back home.

Woman creates obstacle course for chickens and dogs in her garden

Woman creates obstacle course for chickens and dogs in her garden

Joe Collings Nutkins ,40, had been meaning to set up the course for a while, but as she has Myalgic Encephalitis (ME), which causes extreme pain and fatigue if not managed, and often needs to rest between playing and training her dogs, she had yet to find the time.

Pets in prison: the rescue dogs teaching Californian inmates trust and responsibility

Pets in prison: the rescue dogs teaching Californian inmates trust and responsibility

Best of buddies: working with the dogs helps many of the prisoners deal with their own past traumas I join in the second week of the 14-week course at North Kern, together with two dozen inmate students, head trainer Robert Villaneda and Skow.

Dog trainer called a ‘murderer’ after healthy pet was put down ‘for being bad’

Dog trainer called a ‘murderer’ after healthy pet was put down ‘for being bad’

Katie Rogers said she euthanised Tanner five years ago because he was a ‘bad dog’A dog trainer has been slammed as a ‘murderer’ after trying to explain why she euthanised her healthy pet.

The rights and wrongs of training your baby like a dog

The rights and wrongs of training your baby like a dog

I was surprised at Chitra Ramaswamy’s strongly worded condemnation of C4’s Train Your Baby Like a Dog (G2, 21 August).I think the programme was stimulating and interesting and showed positive results without talking to the baby like a dog.

Sunny updates us on what he's learned in his guide dog training

Sunny updates us on what he's learned in his guide dog training

This is a day to celebrate the importance of guide dogs and how they help people who are blind or visually impaired reach their personal goals of independence. It's also a way to honor all the paw-some people who dedicate their time, funds and love to creating guide dog partnerships.

Qualities of a good dog trainer

Qualities of a good dog trainer

A good trainer will use gentle, dog-friendly and progressive reinforcement means instead. But pet parents need to witness the training, so that they also learn how to train their dogs. Learning basic commands like ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘stand’ is just the ABC of dog training.

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 Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Static correction dog collars, like PetSafe’s Remote Trainer Dog Collar, are designed to interrupt and decrease negative behaviors, including your dog barking, running away, digging or jumping.

Dogs putting on weight in winter due to owners' shirking walks in bad weather, study finds

Dogs putting on weight in winter due to owners' shirking walks in bad weather, study finds

In response to the findings, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Dan Osman started Doggy Bootcamp - an exercise regime to put dogs and dog owners through their paces – a way to get man and pup pumped in a tail-wagging workout when the weather gets chilly.