With the hustle and bustle that comes with holidays, it’s easy to forget that all of the excitement can be stressful for our pets.
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KPCT is proud to announce the winners of our 2011 Trick and Treat Photo Contest. These tricksters demonstrated clever and creative ways to earn their Halloween treats.
Dog parks can be a wonderful way for your dog to enjoy off-leash time and play. However, when the wrong dogs collide, dog parks can also be dangerous.
Trick or Treat? Why not BOTH!
Radio Systems Corporation (RSC) has announced that it will be folding in its Premier line of products under its PetSafe brand beginning in October 2012, ending the Premier line as a separate brand and product line.
We wish that RSC were not taking this action. The separation of the Premier products and the RSC products was important to Premier's founder, Sharon Madere, to her team, and to many leading advocates of force-free training—us among them. RSC is one of the leading producers of electric shock collars. It's a huge business for them. RSC now wants to be "training method neutral" in its approach to marketing and product development. We don't share that philosophy. We, along with you, have worked long and joyously to educate professionals and pet owners on force-free training and its benefits over training methods based on punishment and correction. We think RSC's decision and actions will harm, not help, that cause.
What if instead of jumping around like a lunatic when the doorbell rings, your dog waits politely in a down position? Or, instead of circling the dinner table like a shark, your dog lies quietly in the other room? Training a dog to go to a specific place is one of the most useful behavior/skills/tasks/commands/accomplishments/lessons. In the following exercise from her bestselling book, Control Unleashed, Leslie McDevitt explains how you can teach your dog the command “go to place.”
Nothing beats an icy treat on a hot day, so why not give your canine some cool relief?