Posts Categorized: Pet Tips

Joe. Maisie. And The Cheese.

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This is a little story about how dogs learn, and especially how we can communicate to them certain behaviors, which displease us. Most importantly, it’s a story about how/when/if to reprimand a dog for having engaged in one of those behaviors. This story is especially useful for new dog owners, or those whose ideas about […]

Dryer Sheets Keep Away Nasty Flying Insects!

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Summer bug problems? I nearly forgot about this low-tech simple solution really works to keep away the nasty little biting, flying insects that swarm around me and my dogs when we go on summer walks in the middle of summer. My girls Maisie and Wanda – who run across fields, streams and into woods year round […]

The Humane Society of The United States: Urine-marking

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Halo is proud to work together with The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for animals, to help ALL animals! You mark your stuff by putting your name on it; your dog marks their with urine. We’ve covered why dogs mark territory, now here’s how to prevent urine-marking behaviors before they happen in […]

Playing Outside The Box

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Do you keep trying to find the perfect toy for your dogs to play with and they either ignore what you’ve purchased, or they immediately tear it to shreds? Here’s an alternative way to let your dogs have fun without costing you a penny – and maybe even helping you recycle in the process! You […]

Praise Not Punish – The Basic Winning Philosophy for Dog Training

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Accentuate the Positive Training a dog is really pretty simple, once you grasp the basic concepts and are consistent in applying them. What scientists, trainers and teachers have discovered is that all creatures – including humans, dolphins or dogs – learn from positive reinforcement, not from punishment or negative feedback. Be Calm, Cheerful and Consistent […]