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basic obedience & training

Learn how to teach your pet basic obedience from the pros: potty training, crate training, even litter box training. Plus, how to find a professional trainer.

Taylor Swift is TIME Person of The Year.

Maybe even better.

A gray cat in a tan cat carrier

Here’s how you can train your stubborn cat to do one of their least-favorite things.

A woman with curly black hair sitting in front of a dark purple and yellow backdrop while looking down affectionately at her two cats sitting on her lap

If your cat still approaches you with a figurative arched eyebrow of skepticism, try these tricks to put them at ease.

New Dog Training 101

Look, new dogs are cute. But they’re also little alien monsters who have descended to destroy our furniture and our sleep. Still, we love them. Luckily, this program covers all the basics, from potty training to proper socialization—all through positive reinforcement. Time to stock up on treats!

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White cat with black head spots standing in front of verbal buttons on the living room floor

Cat behaviorist Kristiina Wilson and her viral cat, Steve, are successfully communicating with speech buttons.

A brunnette woman petting her black cat sitting on her desk while she prepares to give him a pill

Everything you need to know about the difficult task of medicating a cat.

woman with dark hair lying in bed with striped cat, both asleep

Here are the pros and cons of having a feline sleeping buddy.

Woman using a laptop in bed, looking at her cat

Here’s how to help your rescue kitty feel at home.

Cat sitting in a teal litter box

If you do nothing else, teach your cat to poop in their litter box (not your shoe).

Gray and white cat walking out the door

Your kitty’s an explorer. Just keep their expeditions indoors.

Ask a Vet

Pet health question that’s not an emergency? Our vet team will answer over email within 48 hours. So, go ahead, ask us about weird poop, bad breath, and everything in between.

Training a cat sitting with leash and harness on.

This popular training technique isn’t just for dogs. Here’s how you can use it for your cat.

A Burma breed cat on a leashed harness sitting near a feet of a girl at a pedestrian crossing.

Adventure Cats author Laura Moss’s step-by-step guide for hitting the streets with your cat.

Young  woman doing a High five with her cat while working from home.

It takes some patience (shocker), but it can be done.

An angry kitty swatting at a barking puppy.

A common (if not silly) question with a complicated answer.

cat playing fetch

Move over, pups. This is a cat’s game, too.

A kitten playing with a mouse cat toy.

Your cat deserves to play. You deserve to walk away unscathed.