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What To Do When Your Puppy Potty Training Plan Fails

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OK. By now, most of you know the potty training basic plan. Take the puppy out first thing in the morning and stand around until she does #1 and #2. Then praise her when she does, give her a treat and some play time and water.

What to Do with a Cat Who Bites When Petted

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I’ve taken in a stray cat that’s about one year old and has been spayed. She’s very affectionate; however, sometimes when I pet her she either bites or scratches me. How can I stop her from doing this?

Turn Fido into a Skateboarding Dog

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Ever since that great video featuring Tyson the skateboarding bulldog hit it big on YouTube, skateboarding has become a standard dog trick that owners attempt to train. Most owners start by using some basic method of luring the dog onto the skateboard with a treat or pointing to the skateboard and hoping the dog will get on. If he does, then they praise and pet him like they would a child who has finally managed to ride a bike without the training wheels. They may even give the dog a treat.

Breed Ban or Better Pet Selection?

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Every year, when badly behaved dogs become the object of media focus someone asks me, ” Do you think pit bulls should be banned as pets?” To which I usually answer, “No, but some owners should be banned from owning pit bulls… or for that matter, Jack Russell Terriers, Basenji’s, Border terriers, Bengal cats and even Budgies”. In fact, some people shouldn’t have pets at all.

Cat Stalks Feet: How to Tame the Beast

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What do you do with a cat who attacks everything and everyone? Our cat lurks behind furniture and then leaps out at people as they walk by. She never seems serious because she doesn’t bite very hard, but it’s getting annoying.

What to Do When Your Dog Eats Poop

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Our puppy eats our older dog’s poop. We tried “Forbid”, a powdered product, that was supposed to have an awful taste. What else can we do?

Cat Constantly Meows and Drive Owner Crazy

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My cat has always been talkative, but her insistent meowing is getting worse. She cries constantly, when I am home. It’s not a friendly cry, it’s desperate sounding.

Can Anyone Train a Dog?

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Contrary to what many pet owners think, it DOESN’T take an expert to train a dog or cat! The principles of dog training are quite simple, and thoughtful practice is really all it takes. Anyone and everyone can train a dog!