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 Constantly Meows and Drives 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!

Can Hand Rearing Your Puppy Lead to Dog Aggression?

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Dogs and other animals that are hand-reared may have self-control issues since most humans aren’t as good at setting limits for puppy behavior as the pup’s mom and siblings are.

Three Cool Calm Dog Tricks

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You know your dog is the coolest canine on the block. Want your friends and family members to know too? Teach your pooch flashy tricks he’ll enjoy performing.

Release Your Inner Kitty Through Tricks and Training

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America is a democracy, but the American family is not. It’s a dictatorship. One youngster explained to me, “In this house, the dogs are the lowest. Next are the kids, then the parents and the cats are on top.”

Handling Dominance Aggression in Dogs

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Do you have a dog with dominance aggression? Is he confident and aggressive over many types of resources? Is he outgoing, one moment as charming as Casanova, the next more like Mike Tyson? Read on.

Startled Australian Cattle Dog Chases Bikes

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My young ACD is chasing bikes and sometimes runners. I think they startle her. They move so fast she goes into prey mode. How do I teach her to stop and wait when she is aroused?