Category: Pet Owner

Confinement Training

Confining your dog to a crate can have its benefits, but crate training is not ideal for all dogs. In the past, it was thought that dogs preferred crates because of their “den-like” atmosphere; however, observations of free-ranging dogs show their preferences would vary from open fields to smaller, enclosed areas that were sometimes well-lit. Only pregnant females would seek out dens as a space to safely give birth and protect their young afterward.  Confinement spaces should never be used for punishment. A puppy’s confinement space is their safe place. If used for punishment, confinement anxiety may occur.   There

Food Dispensing and Puzzle Toys for Cats

Cats need mental stimulation to keep their minds sharp.

Are Behavioral Medications Right for my Dog?

How do you know if it is time to talk to your veterinarian about behavioral medications?

How to Train Your Pet to Enjoy Their Treatment Station

If your pet already knows how to station for other training, you are one step ahead of the game as your pet has some foundational skills. If not, it is a fun skill for all pets to learn.

5 Steps to Successfully Housetrain Your Puppy or Adult Dog

Tips to help you teach your new best friend good toileting habits.

Low Stress Handling® for Cats in the ER

Emergency visits can be a difficult experience for cats. Low Stress Handling® can help.

Low Stress Handling® Silver-Level Certification

Individual Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and employers the individual’s dedicated interest in Low Stress Handling®. Hospital Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and staff the hospital’s commitment to appropriately training staff in Low Stress Handling® methods.

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