It’s Time For An Adult Conversation About Punishment

A dog trainer in Loveland Colorado has been charged with felony cruelty to animals after an employee of his business witnessed the alleged abuse and called Larimer County Animal Control. The witness reported that the trainer hit, kicked, body slammed and rammed his own dog’s head through a sheetrock wall. Animal Control claims in the…

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A Sneak Peak at How Four Behavior Experts Are Helping Dogs Be Behaviorally Healthy and Keeping Dog Owners Happy – and Why You Should Care

Have you ever adopted a dog from a shelter, or knew someone who did? Do dogs from shelters have “special needs” when they first come into a new home?  What’s the very first thing you should do with your new shelter dog when he first enters your house? Do you, or someone you know or…

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Cat Bite Prevention: It Should Get More Attention

Dog Bite Prevention Week occurred in May and was devoted to educating the public about the dangers of dog bites and ways to avoid them.  Certainly dog bites are a serious problem with an estimated 4.5 million people bitten in the U.S. each year.  But cats also injure people. And as the popularity of cats…

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Dog Bite Prevention: Is There Anything New?

National Dog Bite Prevention Week was held in May and organizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and The United States Postal Service (USPS) put out news releases encouraging people to be safe around dogs.  Raising awareness of the dangers of dog bites and providing…

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Low-Stress Handling and Behavioral Health

How often have you seen dogs or cats that struggled when people tried to brush them or clip their nails? How many dogs and cats do you think are comfortable with having a veterinary physical exam?  A great many dogs and cats are intolerant, uncomfortable and afraid of such routine handling and some are so…

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