Category Archives: Training & Behavior

Leaving Your Dog Home Alone: Steps to Follow

As our best friends, it’s no wonder we want to take our dogs with us everywhere we go. And in this day and age, it’s nearly possible! Still, there are some times when we have to leave our dog home alone, sometimes for longer than we’d like. So what’s a dog owner to do?  Luckily, […]
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Training an Older Dog: Is it Possible?

There are many great reasons to adopt an older dog. Perhaps not surprisingly, the absence of housetraining ranks pretty high. Sure, there might be accidents in the very beginning of your new relationship, but once you train them to go at certain times (and only in designated areas!) a new-to-you adult or senior dog will […]
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5 Ways to Score A Pet-Friendly Rental

A recent search for a pet-friendly rental on Apartments.com yielded tons of results – and that’s just in (and around) San Antonio! That’s great news for a pet owner, especially because landlords and property management organizations are generally perceived as “anti-pet”. With potential for significant damage, disruption and conflict, what can prospective renters do to […]
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Why Dogs Dig and What You Can do About it

Dogs can be puzzling and entertaining, but when they do things that seemingly defy human logic and understanding, owners can go from exasperation to anger in no time. Consider digging, for example. An innocuous canine behavior most of the time, digging can become pretty destructive for some pets. Let’s take a closer look at why […]
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If the Shoe Fits: Examining Small Dog Behavior

Although it wouldn’t be true to say that every small dog has a Napoleon complex, many can be domineering or overly aggressive in social situations. This doesn’t mean small dogs are incapable of affection or good manners, but when compared to gentle giants or other larger dogs, they can appear high-strung, excitable, and less obedient. […]
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The Ick Factor: Why Do Dogs Eat Poop (And Other Gross Things)

Have you ever been the recipient of a big wet dog kiss and simultaneously realized your dog just ate cat poop (or worse)? We can’t believe they do it, and don’t understand why. But one thing’s for sure, some dogs sure seem to enjoy it – even with our loud protests. It turns out this […]
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Is Your Senior Cat Lonely?

There are different reasons to consider adopting another cat, but if you already have an aging feline at home you’d be correct to take pause over the decision. It’s possible your senior cat is out of sorts if they’ve recently lost a friend or littermate, but introducing them to another pet won’t replace their buddy. […]
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Furry Personal Barometers: The Truth About Cat Tails

People depend on verbal communication to understand each other, but body language is a huge part of eye-to-eye conversations. Even though we constantly process and synthesize information from others, confusion and miscommunications occur all the time. So, if we aren’t that great at understanding other humans, how can we expect to learn verbal and nonverbal […]
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Ask a Vet: Do Pets Watch TV?

As you settle in for a marathon Netflix session or just a quick recap of the nightly news, are you regularly accompanied by your four-legged companion? Is your dog quick to react to the sight or sounds of other dogs on TV? Does your cat race around your living room looking for the lions in […]
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Look What the Cat Dragged In: A Closer Look at this Peculiar Feline Behavior

Domestic felines may seem like they’ve shunned many of their primal instincts, and yet, many ancient behaviors remain in tact. Hunting, for example, is one feline behavior that persists despite the fullness of their food bowl. Sure, pet cats don’t have to be the predators their ancestors once were, but it sure is fun to […]
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