Cat and Dog Marking: Territorial Urine Marking Behavior in Pets

Cat and Dog Marking: Territorial Urine Marking Behavior in Pets

Cat and dog pets have territorial tendencies which means that they will stake out a claim to a particular area or an object that they consider their own. There are many ways in which they stake this claim to the territory they perceive as their own. They usually do...
Dog Training: Sort Good Advice from the Bad

Dog Training: Sort Good Advice from the Bad

When I was a young man working in the humane movement, other individuals offered mounds of information about dogs. It seemed I was the one person on the planet who was ignorant of the beasts. Everyone seemed to have a great uncle who was a master dog trainer.  ...
Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

I recently had the pleasure of showing and competing with my 12 year old Brittany in rally obedience trials sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Rally is the AKC’s newest competition sport. It was started originally by Charles “Bud” Kramer in 2000. It...
How to House Train Your Dog and Achieve the Best Results

How to House Train Your Dog and Achieve the Best Results

Every dog has to be house trained preferably when it is still a puppy to be classified as a sociable family pet, this process has to be taught to the dog and to the owner, if it is their first puppy, it can be a steep learning curve for both dog and owner but it just...
Training Your Dog

Training Your Dog

Training a dog is not for the fainthearted. It requires patience, repetition and praise. Keep in mind that some breeds are easier to train that others, but as one trainer told me “there are no dogs that fail, but the owners who fail.”   HOW TO GET STARTED To...