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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.

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.

An angry and hissing Siamese kitten standing on top of a laptop computer in the living room

Tips to help you find a legit behaviorist (according to a veterinary behaviorist).

A gray cat in a tan cat carrier

A behaviorist’s six surefire steps to training a cat to go in a carrier.

Basic Obedience

Try the Basic Obedience program

Sometimes you’ve gotta go basic. This course will teach your dog to focus on you and listen for cues, all through positive reinforcement. (Time to stock up on treats.) All with 25 new skills in 3 weeks.

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Gray cat sniffing a glass on a shelf

A veterinarian on how nosework and scent enrichment can strengthen your bond.

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.

A woman walking with her dog at golden hour.

Animal behaviorist Karen London on how springing forward and falling back causes your dog or cat to lose sleep, too.

Couple holding a white cat in their arms

Take things slow, according to cat behaviorist Jennifer Van de Kieft.

Cat sitting in a teal litter box

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

2 cats on a small chair

Feels high stakes because it kind of is.

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Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.