“What Did You Say?” – What Your Body Language Says To Your Pet

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By Debbie Gass, CVT, LSHC-S, and Traci Sennesael, LSHC-S   With so many different training resources available throughout the world today, it can be quite overwhelming when deciding which program will best fit the lifestyle of you and your pet. And, like with most things in life, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to training … Continued

Storm Sangria – A Calming Cocktail for Your Storm Fearful Dog

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By Sally J. Foote, DVMCABC-IAABC, LSHC-S Executive Director, CattleDog Publishing It is April, and thunderstorms are upon us here in the Midwest.  Many dogs are fearful of thunderstorms.  It is the most common subtype of noise phobias in dogs.  The behavioral response may vary from mild pacing or panting up to escape behaviors such as … Continued

Adopting a Dog: Some Dogs are Easier Than Others

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If you’re looking for that perfect canine match, you’ll have to carefully evaluate your lifestyle and the amount of training you’re willing to invest, plus the characteristics of the dog. What types of characteristics as well as warning signs should you look for? Here are some tips.

Are Head Collars on Dogs Dangerous or Safe? It’s All About Technique!

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Head halters attached to leashes are tools designed to help you control your dog by guiding their head, just as halters and lead ropes are used to help control horses. But are they safe for dogs who are likely to run to the end of their leash? Dr. Yin explains the use of head halters and how to use them safely.

Free Dog Bite Prevention Week Resources

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In honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Dr. Sophia Yin presents some unique educational resources including an animated PSA and canine body language poster.

How to Greet a Dog

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It’s essential that people learn how to greet a dog properly if they hope to avoid scaring dogs and avoid being bitten. Inappropriate greetings are a common reason people get bitten.