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horseback riding

5 Tips for a Safe Horseback Riding Experience

Superman’s (Christopher Reeve) fall from grace - and a horse - helped bring to light the dangers of horseback riding, even for an experienced...
walk

How To Train Your Dog To Walk Obediently

If you never taught a person how to speak or write, they wouldn’t be able to do either - certainly not at a socially...
agility training

Benefits of Agility Training for Your Dog

Training your dog is an important step in ensuring he'll be properly socialized and always willing to take commands and behave. But, in addition...
pocket pets

The Perfect Pocket Pets for Kids

Children who grow up with pets develop a respect and love for animals that they carry into adulthood. Caring for another creature also teaches...
shock collar

Are electric shock collars helpful, harmful or useless for dog training?

Whether we subscribe to them or not, I’m sure we all have some sort of reaction to electric/shock collars. Many of us see them...
global fear in dogs

Help! My Dog’s Afraid of Everything. Global Fear in Dogs and What to do?

A lot of dogs are afraid of something. Just like you may be afraid of heights, snakes, or your Aunt Bertha’s cheek-pinching ways, dogs...
mourn

Animals That Mourn Their Dead

Sometimes we forget that despite our amazing and seemingly human-specific characteristics, we are, in fact, still animals. Which is why it shouldn’t be so...
parrots

The Complexity of Parrots: Keeping Them Happy and Friendly

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That adorable baby bird you purchased at the store may be very sweet as a youngster but may turn into the equivalent of a...
dog sleeping in bed

5 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Not Sleep With You

I’ll preface this by saying I’m guilty as charged – or at least I was guilty of letting my dog sleep with me. I’m...
bunny

Things to Consider Before Getting a Real Easter Bunny

No one can deny how adorable a bunny really is, especially a baby bunny. And there seems to be no better time than the...