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The Right Way To Pet a Dog
Did you know there is a right and wrong way to pet a dog? Certified dog trainer, Mikkel Becker, teaches the best way to pet a dog and how to understand different signals during the interaction. 
Dog Training: House Training Talk
Fear Free's lead animal trainer, Mikkel Becker, shares her thoughts on the best way to potty train.
Should You Walk Your Cat?
The idea of walking down the street, leash in hand and on the other end of the leash...your cat?
How to Introduce Two Dogs | Lucky Dog
Brandon McMillan introduces two dogs on neutral territory.
Playing with Your Newly Adopted Cat
Cats need mental stimulation and exercise just like people. Regularly playing with your newly adopted cat is not only fun, but it provides valuable exercise for cats of all ages. Just as important, it strengthens the feline-human bond, which is...
Say Cheese! Pro Tips on Taking Great Photographs of Your Pet
If you are a doting pet owner, it’s your prerogative to have meaningful images to share online, to have framed images within your home or at your workplace, and to even feature your furry friend on the annual holiday card....
How to Stop Cats From Urinating Outside the Litter Box
This video discusses cats urinating outside the litter box due to behavior.
Tips for creating a safe and happy bond between your newly adopted dog and children
Supervision is essential when your new dog meets family members for the first time. Careful handling of introductions will set the scene for future interactions and help your dog settle into family life. By taking the right steps in the...
Tips for creating a safe and happy bond between your newly adopted cat and your children
Children are naturally drawn to cats, but it’s important to lay some ground rules for the safety of all concerned. An overzealous toddler could severely hurt a kitten. On the flip side, cat scratches and bites can pose serious health...
Complete Your Fur Family: Tips on Introducing Dogs and Cats
Whether you already have a dog and are considering adopting a cat, or vice versa, it is very important to think about their first introduction. By letting a loose cat and an off-leash dog meet each other in an open...
Introducing Your Dog to Your New Baby
When you bring home a new baby, what’s exciting for you and your spouse can be confusing and even frightening for your dog. That little baby seems like a human, but it smells, sounds, and moves like nothing your pet...
How To Teach Your Dog To Take Treats Gently
This video covers how to teach your dog to take treats gently.
Cats and scratching | Behavior guides
Scratching is usually a normal behavior for cats, they simply need to be provided with appropriate ways to express this.
3 Steps To Make Your Cat More Social
Jackson has 3 straightforward tips that you should try implementing gradually over a period of time to see if you can help bring out the best in your cat by overcoming their fears.
Social Networking 101: Dog Park Etiquette
A day at the dog park is wonderfully beneficial in terms of physical and mental benefits for your pet. They get the chance to get off-leash and run around and play with other dogs. It keeps their weight down and...
How to Train a Cat to Come When Called | Cat Care
Many people think that you can't train a cat. Well, they're wrong.
How to introduce cats to dogs
Wondering how to introduce your new cat to your resident dog? Watch this practical guide to make sure that your cat and dog's first meeting is a positive one.
Two Peas in a Pod: Do Your Cat and Dog Get Along?
Sometimes it’s tough to get them both in one picture. But some dogs and cats are BFFS. Show us your best shots of your cat and dog getting along. Or not getting along!
How To Prevent Door Dashing

Door dash training is essential to keeping your pups safe whenever a door opens.

Decorating Your House With Your Cat in Mind
‘Tis the season for trees, candles, and lights, but while it may bring holiday joy to adorn your home with an array of festive décor, cat owners may want to think twice about displaying some of the most common holiday...
Decorating Your House With Your Dog in Mind
Many people can’t wait to start decorating their homes for the holidays thanks to an endless array of festive options, from plants (and trees!) to candles to lights. But dog owners have to be especially wary about their holiday décor, as many holiday decorations can actually be dangerous for dogs.