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Using Treats for Training
Dog

Using Treats for Training

…if we allow dogs to take food from our hand it’s harder to make them understand when it’s not okay to take food from us or from someone else. Problems can occur. What happens when that young child walks by with an ice cream cone or some other enticing morsel?

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Rainbow Bridge
Cat

Maybe There Really is a Rainbow Bridge

“As the days passed and we lived our lives, Carmy grew older. Sometimes missing the side of the litter box all together and peeing on the floor from inside the box. She was so good, she always got herself into that box …”

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Dog

Why You Should Talk To Your Dog

This first experiment revealed that the dogs strongly preferred humans who had addressed them using dog-directed speech. However, there was the possibility that it was simply the emotional tone that appealed to the dogs and that the content didn’t have anything to do with their preference.

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Keeping Your Dog Calm This Summer
Dog

Keeping Your Dog Calm This Summer

The dog behavioral experts at OneMind Dogs – a revolutionary dog teaching method out of Finland used by some of the world’s top agility trainers and their canine competitors—are sharing some secrets that will help both you and your dog breathe easy on July 4 and all summer long.

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Cat

Ten Scientific Benefits of Being a Cat Owner

“Losing a loved one is incredibly painful, but one of the best ways of coping is to own a pet. Cats have been shown to help people get over their loss more quickly, and show less physical symptoms of pain, like crying. Despite the fact that they are only animals, cats serve as a social support during difficult times.”

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Boredom Busters for cats NI
Cat

Boredom Busters For Cats

“While there are great toys available, there are many that you can make yourself using things like tinfoil, empty toilet roll holders or ping-pong balls. Try tying toys to the waistband of your clothes and walk around for your cat to chase. And make sure you rotate toys to keep your cat interested.”

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Five Tips for Solving Behavior Problems FI
Bird

Five Tips for Solving Behavior Problems

“Try to avoid doing things that cause your bird to display behavior that indicates he is scared, nervous or aggressive. Focus on interactions that seem to promote a relaxed and comfy bird.”

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