Dogs don’t grow out of bad behaviors…they grow INTO them.

A dog is never too old to learn; however, it is much easier to teach him before bad habits have the chance to develop. With that being said, you will still find that your dog regresses in training if you are not consistent with your expectations. An excellent example of this is Brody, my 13-year-old Golden Retriever. I met Brody…

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From Foes to Friends: Using Positive Reinforcement to Teach a Cat and Dog to Happily Coexist

This article was published in the IAABC Fall Journal of 2018 and can also be found at https://fall2018.iaabcjournal.org/2018/10/25/from-foes-to-friends-si-jeter/ BACKGROUND Si is an approximately 6-year-old domestic short haired tabby cat. He was found as a stray when he was about a year old. At the time, our home consisted of two dogs and two other cats. Si instantly snuggled with the…

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