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Gentle Leader Head Collars

July 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Behavior

In this video, Jean Donaldson (author and dog trainer) demonstrates how to train your dog to look forward to having his Gentle Leader put on. We sell Gentle Leaders at Olathe Animal Hospital, and we frequently recommend them. They are helpful for a variety of nuisance behaviors, such as pulling… Read more

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Screaming behavior in parrots

December 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Birds

  This article is borrowed from Barbara Heidenreich with the owner’s permission. Wow. That Bird Sure Can Scream! By Barbara Heidenreich www.GoodBirdInc.com “Screaming. Somebody reinforced the heck out of that behavior.” I said to myself. Misty, a double yellow headed Amazon… Read more

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House Training Tips

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Dogs

Each puppy picks up this skill at a different pace, but all dogs are very capable of learning how.  All members of the family need to be on board to let puppy outside at frequent, predictable intervals, and everyone needs to help supervise puppy closely indoors. If close supervision is not… Read more

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Chewing and Biting in Puppies

December 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Dogs

Puppies love to explore their world with their mouths—and they have no idea how sharp those little teeth are!  When puppy’s teeth meet your skin, keep in mind the following: Our hands (feet, clothes, etc.) are not toys! Respond the same way a puppy playmate might—let out a… Read more

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Help! My puppy isn’t house trained!

December 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Behavior

We often hear new puppy owners express concern about their puppy’s apparent inability to catch on to house training. Today’s call was from the owner of a 7-month old neutered male dachshund.  Here are some of the tips we suggested: Use the “umbilical cord” method–this means keeping his leash… Read more

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