Category Archives: Pet Tips

False Confidence about Microchipping a Pet – Some Scary Truths

In an article last month in The New York Times, the columnist pointed out that by law city shelters and pet stores are required to microchip animals before selling them or releasing them for adoption. The author mentioned that the … Continue reading

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Training Your Dog With A New Homemade Toy

Dog toys can cost big bucks, reason enough to make your own. In my house, the favorite toy for chasing, tugging, gnawing—and even to cart around as a security blanket—is the Towel Burrito. These are my own invention, and I … Continue reading

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How Smart is Your Mutt?

Brandon McMillan, star of the television show Lucky Dog, and author of the book Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days, recently contributed to an article about the smartest top 10 breeds of dogs. But have you ever … Continue reading

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Do You Have to Bribe Your Dog? Or Do You Reward Her?

There’s a general misunderstanding floating around about what “positive reinforcement” means in training, and the use of food rewards that often accompanies it. There are some “old fashioned” trainers who dismiss reward-based learning concepts as being “bribery” and think a … Continue reading

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What Does it Look Like When a Dog Vomits?

This is a quick “Vomit 101” so you can be aware and prepared for what happens when a dog throws up. (If you have my book The Dog Bible: Everything You Dog Wants You to Know then you probably don’t panic … Continue reading

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