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Quick Tip Of The Day

Filed under: PetsTrainingDogTipsDr. Patrick Mahaney

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Is your doggie a loud barker? What about an OBSESSIVE chewer?

Dr. Patrick and friends can help you with your canine's problem!

Andrea Arden, a multi-certified dog trainer and Animal Planet correspondent, has this tip just for you:

Invest in 5-10 durable, hollow, rubber toys that can be filled with your dog’s normal meals and special treats.

These sorts of enrichment toys provide a much needed outlet for some of your pup's mental and physical energy and will keep your puppy happily occupied 'hunting' for its food.

This helps prevent an endless list of unwanted behaviors, such as inappropriate chewing and excessive barking.

To learn more from Andrea Arden, visit her website, HERE!

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Quick Tip Of The Day

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Your puppy is a growing boy or girl and it's great when you can share the world with your pets.

Dr. Patrick and friends have great advice for your pup's socialization.

Laura Nativo, creative director for Petsami and APDT trainer says the following:

As soon as your veterinarian gives you the go-ahead, introduce your puppy to as many new environments, people, and other pets as possible. Many common behavioral issues like excessive barking, resource guarding, and fear and leash aggression stem from missed opportunities for puppy socialization. Puppies that are well-socialized and trained in a variety of settings have the best chance of growing into happy, confident and well-mannered adults. Make it a priority to socialize your dog every day, whether on a walk, hike, at the dog park, the local coffee shop, or in a puppy kindergarten class! Your dog will love it, and so will you!

To learn more from Laura Nativo, visit her website, HERE!

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Quick Tip Of The Day

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Walking with your dog is a great way to stay healthy and have fun with your pet.

Dr. Patrick and his pet training friends have some tips to help you enjoy your walks safely and smartly!

Darlene Arden, a speaker and multi-published cat and dog writer says:

Instead of a cervical (neck) collar, use a chest harness to prevent any pressure on your puppy's trachea (windpipe).

And Dr. Patrick echoes her sentiments:

I wholeheartedly agree with Arden and greatly appreciate her goals for promoting safe training from the perspective of health. Besides the potential for harm to the trachea, there is also the potential for the esophagus, blood and lymphatic vessels, vertebrae, intervertebral discs, facets (small joints connecting the vertebrae), spinal cord, and muscles of the neck to be adversely affected by abrupt leash tugs on a cervical collar.

To learn more from Darlene Arden, visit her website, HERE!

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Quick Tip Of The Day

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Training your pup is EXHAUSTING but luckily we've got some great tips to make life easier from Dr. Patrick and his pet training friends!

Nikki Moustaki, an award winning freelance writer and dog and bird trainer, has some FABulous advice on training with clickers.

CLICKER TRAINING

Clicker training using operant conditioning is an amazing way to get consistent and reliable behaviors from your puppy right from the start.

Before considering a training method that uses corrections, which is not fun for the dog or the human, consider learning how to clicker train.

It's 'going the extra mile,' but wouldn't your dog do that for you?

To learn more from Nikki Moustaki, visit her website, HERE!

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Quick Tip Of The Day

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Kids and our four legged friends both mean the world to their mommys and daddys so it's imperative that children play nice with their pets.

Here are few pointers on how to make sure youngsters treat animals with respect.

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Quick Tip Of The Day

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Easter is just around the corner and that means bunnies, bunnies, BUNNIES!

But using live bunnies is not the way to go. Check out this tip about businesses using live animals for this holiday season.

PETA QUICK TIP: Bunny Hops, Not Bunny Props This Easter

Like a warm-weather Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny delivers baskets full of treats to children every year. But photographers who use real rabbits as props in Easter photos shouldn't expect anything in their baskets but plastic grass.

Rabbits are easily stressed by unfamiliar surroundings and terrified by loud noises and sudden movements. They often panic when handled, and a frightened rabbit can bite or scratch children. They are also delicate animals whose spines can snap if they kick or if they're dropped or even held improperly. And when Easter is over, these animals are often abandoned at shelters or dumped outside, where they are killed by predators.

Please don't support businesses that use live animals as props. Many national portrait studios have policies against using live animals, such as Sears Portrait Studio and LifeTouch Inc. studios in Target and JCPenney stores. Stuffed animals are a simple, humane alternative, as are Easter bunnies of the costumed variety.

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PETA Quick Tip: Declawing

To cats, clawing is a natural, healthy, and important behavior. Cats claw to exercise and enjoy themselves, to maintain the condition of their nails, to stretch their muscles, and to mark their territory—both visually and with scent.

Declawing is not like a manicure. It's a serious surgery that involves 10 individual amputations—not just of the cats' nails but of the last digit of each toe as well.

Cats often experience extreme pain when they awaken from the surgery and often have difficulty walking. Declawing results in a gradual weakening of leg, shoulder, and back muscles. Because of impaired balance caused by the procedure, declawed cats have to relearn how to walk, much as a person would after losing his or her toes. After the surgery, the nails can grow back inside the paw, causing extreme pain unbeknownst to the cat's guardian.

Without claws, even house-trained cats might start to urinate and defecate outside the litterbox in an attempt to mark their territory. Declawed cats might become morose, reclusive, withdrawn, irritable, aggressive, and unpredictable. Many people think that declawed cats are safer around babies, but, in fact, the lack of claws (a cat's first line of defense) makes many cats feel so insecure that they tend to bite more often as a means of self-protection.

Nearly two dozen countries—including England, Australia, and Japan—have prohibited or severely restricted veterinarians from performing the painful, permanently crippling, and mutilating procedure.

Many compassionate veterinarians refuse to declaw cats, even in areas where the procedure is legal, because declawing is cruel and of no benefit to cats—and it violates veterinarians' oath to "do no harm."

With a little bit of patience and effort, it's easy to keep cats from shredding couches and curtains—without resorting to cruel declawing surgery.

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