The new wave of pet animal training focuses on positive or reward-based training only. The idea is to train your dog to perform certain desired behaviors rather than to punish unwanted behavior. For example, you would not train a dog to stop barking by punishing the unwanted behavior; instead you would reward the silence that inevitably follows.
An old joke about wagging tails goes like this: A young boy is afraid to pet a dog. An adult says, “He's friendly - look, he's even wagging his tail.” The boy responds, “Yeah, but he's barking and growling - I don't know which end to believe!” This poor excuse for a joke contains a lot of truth, because a wagging tail does not necessarily mean a dog is friendly.
Is Fresh Step Litter Good for Cats? Cat lovers want to choose the best litter for their pets, so they ask vets: is Fresh Step cat litter good for cats? I want to give you a vet's opinion of cat litter in general, and whether Fresh Step is a good choice or can hurt your cat. The best cat litter is the one that your cat likes and is willing to use.
Cat owners commonly wonder about the toxicity of various human foods. The question about the safety of different foods increased after learning that certain foods were toxic which yielded a lot of press coverage. The most important toxic foods are onions, garlic, chocolate, alcohol, and excessive amounts of fish.
A bright shiny coat is a sign of vigor and good health. We want our pets to look and feel their best and grooming helps achieve this goal. All cats benefit from regular grooming. Here are a few tips to help make your pet look his very best. Beauty is Only Skin Deep No matter what breed of cat you have, coat type, or color, the first essential for good skin and coat appearance is proper nutrition.
The American Kennel Club® is warning pet owners and breeders about an alarming rise in dog thefts in recent months. From parking lots to pet stores and even backyards, more dogs are disappearing. In the first three months of 2008, the AKC has tracked more than 30 thefts from news and customer reports, versus only ten for all twelve months of 2007.