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Myth Number 3: Training

Myth Number 3:  Training

Training pets is hard. There are many misconceptions about the best way to train and socialize puppies. Myths regarding puppy socialization, rewarding good behavior, and punishing bad behavior are quite common. Let’s take a look at each of these topics to determine what is accurate and most effective. Socialization  Socializing puppies is important for many reasons. Socialization helps puppies to…

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Dog and Cat Behavior Myth Number 2

Dog and Cat Behavior Myth Number 2

Reading an animal’s body language is difficult. In fact, this ability is one of the most important skills a pet owner or veterinarian possesses. However, an animal’s body language is often misinterpreted and misunderstood. When human beings meet a stranger, handshakes are often exchanged. Affection between humans is often expressed through physical contact. Dogs and cats cannot communicate in this…

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Myths About Dog and Cat Behavior

Myths About Dog and Cat Behavior

Dog and cat behavior is something that both delights and perplexes pet owners. No doubt all of us have heard a number of different opinions from well meaning observers about our pet’s behavior. However, how do we know with certainty what is true and what is false? Unfortunately many wives tales exist when it comes to pet behavior. In veterinary…

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Prepping For a Move With Your Pet

Prepping For a Move With Your Pet

Are you considering moving to a new home or apartment? According to mental health experts, moving is number three on the list of top five stressful situations life can bring. Though moving to a new home or city can be exciting, it creates stress in your life by bringing disruption to your normal routine. Imagine if you are a cat…

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Should Our Pets Sleep With Us?

Should Our Pets Sleep With Us?

A recent study by the American Pet Products Association found that more than half of dog owners let their dogs sleep with them. Cat owners are even more likely to allow their cats to sleep in their bed. According to this same study, nearly 62% of cat owners let their cats sleep in bed with them. So it appears this…

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They Are All Our Favorites

They Are All Our Favorites

At My Pet’s, we do not choose favorites. And whether yours is a mixed breed or a purebred, you love them all the same. As a bonus to our Top 10 Dog Breeds for 2018, we are adding three more to our ever growing list, Newfoundland, Bichon Frise, and Australian Shepherd. The Newfoundland can be described in a multitude of…

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Other Favorite Breeds Not Included in the Top 10 List for 2018

Other Favorite Breeds Not Included in the Top 10 List for 2018

Today, we will start by taking a look at the Great Pyrenees, a truly majestic mountain dog hailing from the Pyrenees mountains (fun fact: the Great Pyrenees was actually adopted as a court dog by French royalty in the 17th century!). The Pyrenees is truly a mountain dog: measuring as high as 32 inches, these dogs are built like mountains…

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Next Five Top Breeds for 2018

Next Five Top Breeds for 2018

The next five top breeds on our list for 2018 include Yorkshire terriers, Rottweilers, Boxers, Beagles, and French Bulldogs.  The saying “Big things come in small packages” is perfectly apropos when it comes the the Yorkshire Terrier. Although technically a member of the Toy Group, the Yorkshire Terrier – or “Yorkie”, as it has come to be affectionately dubbed – was…

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