- 5 dog leash tips – the best and the safest!
There are so many different styles of dogs leashes, how do you know what is best and safest for you and your dog? A nylon 4′ leash or a 16′ cord retractable leash like a Flexileash? A 6-foot leather leash or a rope slip-leash? You’re a good pet parent and want to keep your pet [...]
- A free gift for new puppy parents!
Puppies can be a popular holiday item! While of course we support adopting a puppy from a local rescue or shelter, even if you or someone you know is buying a puppy from a breeder or pet store, we want to help those puppies stay happily in their new families too. The Puppy Manual is [...]
- How to make an indoor grass pet potty
Sometimes dogs or cats need an indoor place to go potty. You might be house training a baby kitten or puppy, getting an outdoor cat used to being and going potty indoors, or perhaps you have an elderly very-housebroken pet who won’t use pee pads and isn’t making it quickly enough to the outside. There [...]
- The Puppy Manual from Adopt-a-Pet.com
Getting ready to adopt a new puppy? Adopt-a-Pet.com’s “The Puppy Manual” is not a complete guide to raising a puppy – there are entire books devoted to that topic! However it is a super-helpful and concise 21 pages covering the basics, to help you prepare for the arrival and first few months with your new [...]
- 10 Tips for Pet’s Fear of Thunderstorms
Summer is here, and with it, summertime thunderstorms! Do your pets start trembling the moment they hear the low rumbling of thunder in the distance? I’ve seen dogs who will hide under beds or even in bathtubs trying to escape from the “attack” of thunder and lightning. Some pets will go into a total panic [...]
- Shy dog tip: ignore me please!
Humans love to love on dogs! Dogs often are overwhelmed by how humans show affection. Humans show their affection toward other humans by looking them right in the eye, giving a firm handshake or big strong hug, laughing loudly, giving a manly strong thump on the back. For a shy dog, that kind of contact [...]
- Stop Dogs from Play Chasing New Cat
Dogs and cats really can be the best of friends! But sometimes when you bring a new cat into your home, even if your dogs already live peacefully with cats, the new cat is so exciting and… she runs when they play chase her, how fun! Well, fun from the dog’s point of view, but [...]
- Dog Behavior and Training
Ever feel like everyone is suddenly a dog behavior and training expert – who can you trust? Dog behavior and dog training has many different methods and theories. With our decades of dog and puppy experience, helping hundreds of new adopters and experienced pet parents, we’ve assembled this collection of dog behavior and training articles [...]
- Keeping the Peace in a Multi-Dog Home
Ever wonder how some people can live with a pack of three, four, or even more dogs who all get along? Maybe you’re reading this article because you have a dog and are wondering how you can adopt or foster a new dog and be sure that they will get along well, if not become [...]
- Clicker Training 101
Clicker training is an effective and fun training technique used to shape a desired behavior without the need to force, intimidate, or punish dogs while they learn. Small, easy to carry clickers are used to mark and identify a desired behavior from your pet, and the “click” is often followed by a treat or praise. [...]