What is the Low Stress Handling™ Certification?

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  Dr. Sophia Yin’s pet-friendly animal handling techniques are shaping the new standard of care for petcare professionals. Low Stress Handling leads to safer and more satisfied staff, efficient workplaces, lowered liability, loyal clients, and of course, happy animals. Download your own copy of the Low Stress Handling Certification Guide now!! About this Program: Veterinary hospitals … Continued

Day School For Dogs

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Most dog owners dream of having a well-behaved dog—one that greets guests politely, walks down the street calmly and will come when called. We all know that dog training is a process that takes time and persistence, but often we become overwhelmed with the demands of our hectic schedules and the needs of our dogs. How can dog owners balance these conflicting interests, perhaps in addition to their own inexperience, and still develop a well-socialized, well-trained and well-behaved dog? One program, Bark Tutor School for Dogs in Indianapolis, offers an innovative way for dog owners to do just that. I had the opportunity to talk with Brad Phifer, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, the trainer who developed this exciting program.

Wolf Hybrids: The Best of Both Worlds…or Not?

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What about wolf hybrids? Shouldn’t a hybrid between a wolf and dog get the best of both worlds? Maybe theoretically, but not realistically. While some hybrids—the ones with the most dog-like characteristics—can sometimes make great family pets, others—the more wolf-like ones— are a big risk.

Wolf Hybrids: The Best of Both Worlds…or Not?

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What about wolf hybrids? Shouldn’t a hybrid between a wolf and dog get the best of both worlds? Maybe theoretically, but not realistically. While some hybrids—the ones with the most dog-like characteristics—can sometimes make great family pets, others—the more wolf-like ones— are a big risk.

Dog Training Classes Can and Should Be More than Sit, Stay, Stand

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Dog training classes can and should be more than sit, stay, stand. From focusing on their owner to controlling impulse control, our global approach allows the dog-human teams to improve at an incredibly fast rate and provides a structured way for humans and their dogs to really enjoy each other’s company.

Kitten Socialization

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Why is kitten socialization important? Every year, thousands of stray kittens are fostered and adopted out. The foster caretakers do their best to address the kittens’ medical health, but did you know that perhaps the most important action a caretaker can take that will help kittens find a permanent home is to actually socialize them.

The Importance of Training and Socializing Foster Kittens

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It’s kitty season – meaning, as usual, there are tons of pregnant female cats and young kittens being relinquished to shelters. Most will ultimately be euthanized but some will be fostered and find good homes.