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Fred Goodson has a passion for pets and animals. He has 4 dogs and is planning to have another one. He is also a blogger who writes about pets and animals. Currently, he is living in New Jersey.

How to Prepare the Basic Supplies for Your Dog's Formal Training

How to Prepare the Basic Supplies for Your Dog’s Formal Training

You’ll need to make sure you have equipped yourself with everything you need to be a good teacher. For you, that’s an optimistic attitude, and for your student, it’s something to keep him interested in learning. As mentioned earlier, that something is usually food—good food. Though some lucky teachers have dogs who love to work, […]

How to Train Your Cat to Travel in His Carrier in the Car

How to Train Your Cat to Travel in His Carrier in the Car

Your cat may need to travel in the car if you are going to the vet, or he may need to travel for longer periods if you are going on holiday or attending a cat show. A cat must never travel unrestrained in a car – it is very dangerous for cat and driver alike. […]

How to Train Your Cat to Jump through a Hoop

How to Train Your Cat to Jump through a Hoop

We are moving away from the idea of using a base trick which can be used as the foundation behaviour for a further series of tricks. This particular trick involves a different sequence of actions from your cat, commencing at floor level. In fact, this is a very simple trick to teach your cat. One […]

How to Train your Dog to Follow You

How to Train your Dog to Follow You

Start by training your dog to follow you. Many puppies will follow if you simply walk away from them and maybe click your fingers or chuckle. Adult dogs may require additional enticement to stimulate them to follow, such as a training lure or, at the very least, a lively trainer. To teach the dog to […]

How to Prevent Your Cat Returning to His Former Home

How to Prevent Your Cat Returning to His Former Home

Sometimes a house move only involves a small change in geography to a cat and, once let out, the cat soon comes across familiar territorial routes leading to his old home. This could mean that your cat has not created his own territory at your new house. In a situation like this, you need to […]

How to Teach your Dog to Drop at a Distance

How to Teach your Dog to Drop at a Distance

To get your dog to drop at a distance, you will first need to accustom it to dropping on the exact spot it has reached as you are giving the command. Because it will be used to dropping at your side, having learnt the “drop” in this position, when commanded to drop it will more […]

How to Train Your Cat to Be a Mouser

How to Train Your Cat to Be a Mouser

Most cat owners will assume that their cat knows how to chase and catch mice, attributing this behaviour to a cat’s natural instincts. However, a few cats can actually show fear and even run away from a mouse. If you want your cat to take on the role of mouser, there are ways of encouraging […]

How to Train Your Cat to Play with Toys

How to Train Your Cat to Play with Toys

Toys and a scratching post should be introduced early on, as the kitten, growing in confidence and security, will start to look for items to play with, and will want to exercise his claws. In reality, the kitten is developing his skills and reflexes, in preparation for adult hunting sallies. Playing with your cat helps […]

How to Socialize Your Dog

How to Socialize Your Dog

Socialize your dog at his own pace. Rushing this process can result in him becoming nervous and timid, even aggressive, or it could make formed behaviour problems worse, rather than alleviating them. Make introductions to new experiences short and sweet so that your dog views them as good things. Here are some examples. Going to […]

How to Train Your Cat to Beg for Treats on Command

How to Train Your Cat to Beg for Treats on Command

This is another variation based on the “sit up on hindlegs sequence” – and we have even seen it used as a prelude to grooming your cat! The same training steps can be used whether you decide to train your cat using a table or using the floor as a base. Training objective: To beg […]

How to Train Your Cat to Learn the Confines of his Territory

How to Train Your Cat to Learn the Confines of his Territory

When you first get your cat or kitten, you must decide whether to let your pet have the freedom of your garden, or whether to confine your cat to the house. There is only so much you can do to train your cat to stay within his boundary. However, you can take measures to ensure […]

How to Choose a Veterinarian

How to Choose a Veterinarian

Before choosing a veterinarian, make a few calls to be sure you have chosen the best health care provider possible for your puppy. A local Chinese Shar-Pei Club can recommend a veterinarian familiar with the treatment of Shar-Pei. Since the breed is fairly new to the United States, not all veterinarians are familiar with the […]

How to Treat Dog Arthritis Naturally

How to Treat Dog Arthritis Naturally

Arthritis affects dogs as often as it affects people. A painful disease, it reduces your dog’s ability to move around and play. Older dogs often get osteoarthritis, a medical condition which gets worse with age. Though your veterinarian can prescribe pain medication for your dog, you can also choose some natural remedies to help your […]

How to Massage a Dog That Has Arthritis

How to Massage a Dog That Has Arthritis

Arthritis affects millions of Americans, but this medical condition also affects pets. Dogs that suffer from arthritis experience pain and stiffness in the joints, just as humans do. You can help your pet feel better through massage therapy, which you can perform at home. However, you have to execute the massage in a certain way […]

How to Get Animal Acupuncture for Your Pet

How to Get Animal Acupuncture for Your Pet

Animals suffer from pain and anxiety the same as people do. Acupuncture can help your pet relax and relieve pain caused by a surgery, an injury or an inflammation. It can also help if your animal experiences stress and agitation. Acupuncture helps the body release endorphins, which create a state of relaxation and pain relief. […]

How to Photograph Pets

How to Photograph Pets

The thing about pets is that they can be pretty unpredictable, making them quite a challenge to photograph. However, with lots of patience along with some simple tips, you will be able to capture excellent, candid pet photographs. 1. Choose the right background When taking photos of your pets, a plain background is most ideal. […]

How to Prevent a Bear from Attacking You

How to Prevent a Bear from Attacking You

We often believe that bears are the cutest, most huggable creatures on the planet. When we were kids, we won’t sleep without our favorite teddy bear toy on our side. A child’s first stuffed animal is usually a bear, and high school girls often get giddy if they receive a nice, fluffy teddy bear from […]

How to Deal With a Dog Attack

How to Deal With a Dog Attack

A dog may be a man’s best friend and while this is generally true when the dog is around its master, it could be pretty aggressive towards an unsuspecting jogger, a mail man, or any stranger for that matter. If an unfriendly or unleashed dog has barked, growled or charged at you, your response can […]

How to Survive a Deadly Shark Attack

How to Survive a Deadly Shark Attack

Humans perceive sharks as the deadliest creatures in the ocean. This notion is somewhat exaggerated because sharks rarely hurt humans and has attack a few swimmers and divers in the recent years. In fact, most species of sharks are harmless; however, when they do attack, they can cause serious injuries and death to people. If […]

How to Survive an Alligator or Crocodile Attack

How to Survive an Alligator or Crocodile Attack

Alligators attack and kill hundreds of people each year, especially in Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and the southern part of the U.S. Alligators normally don’t attack humans, and they feed on small creatures, but if given the opportunity, they can attack any person. Alligators are defensive and aggressive during mating season, as they tend […]