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How Long Does it Take to Train a Dog?

How Long Does it Take to Train a Dog?

Dogs bring so much joy and companionship to our lives, but they also may require some training to ensure they're well-behaved family members. If you're a first-time dog owner or considering getting a new furry friend, you may be wondering: how long does it take to...
Integrating a New Pet into the Home

Integrating a New Pet into the Home

Welcoming a new furry friend into your home can be a delightful experience for everyone involved. However, introducing a new pet into a household with existing pets or children requires careful planning and preparation. Understanding the challenges that may arise and...
Understanding Pet Behavior Problems

Understanding Pet Behavior Problems

Pets bring so much joy and companionship into our lives, but sometimes, they can exhibit behavior problems that leave us scratching our heads. Understanding these issues is crucial for creating a harmonious environment for you and your furry friend. This article...

Pheromones

Pheromones are often recommended along with behavior modification in both cats and dogs. They're thought to help with anxiety and other behaviours. Some of my clients have found them helpful, while others have not felt they made much of a difference. Let’s dig into...

Clicker training Science

Clicker training is a great way to train, and also fun for the person training and the trainee. Many trainers and behavior consultants use or recommend the use of clicker training and have great success. However, it’s always helpful to know some of the science behind...

Food puzzles and toys

Contrafreeloading, or working for food when there is some freely available, is something that we use quite often with animals in our care. This concept is used in puzzle feeders, food balls, games we play, and also in stuffed food devices like Kongs or Wobbls. ...