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If you have a dog, you are not alone. Nearly 46.3 million American households have at least one dog. The majority of dog owners say their dog is well trained. Nearly 52% of people who own dogs think their dog was trained better than other dogs. About 46% say other dogs are better trained than their own. Almost all dog owners think that positive reinforcement is the way to go, nearly 99.5% say this. About 94% of dog owners say they do some training at home. If you have a new puppy, you may want to look into a dog trainer. Here are some tips to help you find the right own.
- Talk to your friends and family. With all of the pet dogs in the United States, you have to know a few people who have dogs as pets. Some of them have gone to a dog trainer. Ask around to see how they foun (more…)
If you have ever heard yourself say, “I think my dog is depressed,” there is a very real chance that you are right. But, what makes you say that? What makes you question your dog’s mental health? Is it his overall mood? Is it her consistent lethargy and lack of interest in being on her own that troubles you? Well, before you consider giving your loved one an ill-advised dose of Prozac, you might want to give a dog dating site a try.
Ok, right now you might be thinking, “Hey, look. I have friends who have been on Internet dating sites for months and still sit home alone on Saturday nights watching Netflix. How in the world will a dating site help my little buddy? My dog is depressed, not looking to get married.”
Those are very understandable th (more…)
We Love Our Doggies
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation in today’s society about mental health and mental health disorders, but when looking at statistics, the numbers are alarming. Consider for a moment that: One out of seven U.S. children aged 2 to 8 years had been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. An estimated […]
Colder weather is just around the corner and if you are someone who likes to have a warm, cuddly kitty to sit on your lap this winter you might be in a spot where you are looking for a new pet. Finding the right kitten is always a great way to make sure that you […]
As winter sets in humans know when its time to go inside. Horses, however, don’t always have that opportunity. Equestrians know that winter means is time to dig out that fleece blankets for horses you’ve been storing all summer. You even know that really cold weather means layers for both your and your horse’s warmth. […]
- Walter Chandoha, Photographer Whose Specialty Was Cats, Dies at 98
A stray kitten appropriately named Loco started Mr. Chandoha on an unexpected career. By the time he died, he had taken some 90,000 cat pictures. [...]
- More Pet Insurance Policies Are Being Sold. But Are They Worth the Cost?
Consumer advocates say pet owners should bring a healthy skepticism when shopping for insurance. [...]
- California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters
A law that took effect on Tuesday makes California the first state to bar the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits that do not come from shelters or rescue [...]
- Are Animals Getting Better at Acting?
Naturalistic pet performers, in movies like “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “Widows,” are making Toto look like a hack. [...]
- More Pets, Fewer Allergies
Children who live with cats and dogs when they are infants are less likely to develop allergies later in childhood [...]