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Pet Etiquette: Training Your Pet

As parents, we set boundaries for our children to ensure they remain safe. Our animals also need guidelines. Animals who come into contact with people on a regular basis, such as dogs on a walk, need strict ground rules implemented by Mommy and Daddy. Pet Etiquette is not only flattering to you and your pet; it helps demonstrate respect for the strangers you will meet. As with all dog training, it is best to start training at a young age. […]

You ate my shoes again?

Is your dog running your household? Does Fido bark often, jump on people and show aggression with his territory? It’s never too early to start behavioral training and if you have an unruly adult dog, then you have some catch-up training to do! There are different levels of dog training. The most basic includes commands such as sit, stay and heel. Though these are “entry level”, they are very important as a foundation for future training. […]

Responsible Pet Care is the Law

 Spay. Neuter. Be Responsible. It seems a simple idea, but in reality, there are millions of people who have failed their pets by not providing training, basic health care, grooming, proper socialization and more. Become part of the solution to the nationwide stray and unwanted pet epidemic. There is a serious animal issue in our great state of Arizona, which includes a growing stray, homeless, and pet surrender population. […]

Helping Animals Through Adoption, Not Shopping

Pet Shopping? Here’s what you should know before you buy (accidentally or intentionally) your next pet from a “puppy mill”. Where do you go when you are looking to add a four-legged friend to your family? There are thousands of unwanted, stray animals that deserve a chance at a loving, forever home. Your local Humane Society, County and rescue groups are bombarded with abandoned or unwanted pets daily! Even your local Petsmart or Petco work with shelters and groups to match rescued furry friends with compatible owners. […]

Is Clay Cat Litter Safe?

Many years ago, the only cat litter was clumping clay litter. Today, there are so many cat litters on the market it will make your paws pause! Upon doing some research, I found that sodium bentonite is what makes clay cat litter clump. Sodium bentonite acts like an expandable cement, which is why they caution [...]