The fourth and final video, “Big New Play Area” concludes Cooper’s adventure in our “Cooper: Pooch on the Loose” series. In the first video, Cooper’s Mom was less than thrilled to find that Cooper had escaped and even more annoyed that she had to drag him back home. In the second video, we learned that Cooper’s Mom made good on her threat to order a wireless fence and installed the fence while Cooper watched. In the third episode, we saw that Cooper learned to stay away from those “bad flags” and enjoy playing and rolling within the confines of his backyard. Is Cooper a changed pup, respecting his new boundaries, or will the old Cooper surface again?

Check out the final video and be sure to “sniff around” our site… especially if you have your own “Cooper” to contain!…

Cool Training Tips for Cold Days – Train your Dog Indoors

It’s still cold here in Pennsylvania and even though it’s looking to warm up, there is still rain on the horizon. Don’t let this dreary weather rain on your progress with your canine companion. There are plenty of ways to train your dog indoors that will entertain and stimulate him, both physically and mentally, making for a healthier living situation.

Confined Spaces? No Problem!

You don’t need acres and acres of space to train your dog. Simple commands such as “sit”, “stay” and “down” are simple enough to do in tight quarters. Already know the basics? Bump it up a notch and see if you can teach him a more difficult trick or challenge him in a different way.

Sit, Stay… stay… stay…

Challenge your dog to “stay” for longer periods of time. First teach him to stay, both while you’re near him and when you walk away. Once he is comfortable staying with you in another room, slowly increase the length of time before you call him and reward his behavior. Remember: increase …

No Pet Left Behind: Natural Disaster Preparation

Whether it’s a blizzard, hurricane, tornado or earthquake, natural disasters can happen with little to no notice. Most families who live in areas where these events are common, have developed a procedure for how to handle, prepare and survive the disaster, but not all families remember to make an emergency plan or kit for their animal companions. There are four key time periods to consider when planning for your pet.

Before the Disaster:

There are a few key things to have in place before there is even a storm warning on the horizon. First and foremost is to have your pet ID tagged. I would suggest having both a physical tag attached to your dog’s collar and also a microchip implanted under the skin. Having both methods of identification ensures your companion has the very best chance of being returned to you in the event of separation.
An emergency bag needs to be compiled as well. It should contain similar items you would consider for yourself: Enough food for 4-5 days, at least a gallon of fresh clean …

For Valentine’s Day, we hosted a Canine Valentine contest, inviting you to submit your answer to the question “How does your canine companion show you unconditional love?”

This week, we announced the winner! There were so many wonderful friendships to choose from. We heard from Lin and her Collie, Chuck, who keeps their family safe and healthy. We heard from James and his Dachshund, Buddy, who shines through adversity. We also heard from Rogers and Buster, who shared the heartwarming story of how they met! We couldn’t be happier to hear from so many wonderful people. Choosing a winner was difficult!

This year’s Canine Valentine winner is Jan Jordan and her Yorkshire terrier, Jazzy!

Here’s her winning entry:

Oh wow my little Yorkshire terrier Jazzy is a love bug…He shares his love between my husband and myself….Strangle my husband was diagnosed with cancer, since that time Jazzy has rarely left his side. He constantly is showering my husband with attention and love. It’s though he knows my husband is ill. He only comes to me now when I cry. He licks my tears and gives

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