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The Play’s the Thing

Play is very important for your pet. In young animals, play helps to develop social skills and bite inhibition, and in older animals play enriches their environment and helps burn off excess energy. Play can also be great practice for

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Diamond in the Ruff: Sabo

This week’s JR Dunn Jewelers’ “Diamond in the Ruff” is a dog who is shaping up to be a real “Shelter Success Story.” Meet Sabo (ID 591792), he’s a 3-year-old male, mixed-breed who came to us from Puerto Rico back

Multi-Cat Households: Keeping the Peace

This article was written by our Training and Behavior Department Specialist, Stephanie Rodgers, CPDT. Managing a multi-cat household can be a challenge. The more cats living in an average-size living environment, the more difficult it may be. Cats have a

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Jumping Up – Control and Prevention

Overly rambunctious greeting behaviors are very common in puppies and juvenile dogs, and if not corrected, this behavior can often follow them into adulthood. It’s cute when they’re little puppies, but it becomes annoying later – and when they grow

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Choosing a Dog Trainer

Finding a good trainer can be like finding a good mechanic or good veterinarian. You want someone knowledgeable and experienced, but you also need someone you can communicate with. If you can’t see eye-to-eye, or don’t even like your trainer


Preparing Your Pet for a Baby

Getting ready for an addition – a human one – to your family? It’s a good idea to give your pet time to adjust to the new smells, sights and sounds before the baby actually arrives. Preparing your pet prior

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