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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.

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.

Two Dogs Sitting in Back Yard.

Having an older, wiser dog around can be a big plus.

A cute Pit Bull Terrier mixed breed dog listening with a head tilt.

I’m baffled by the number of names I call my dog. Is my dog baffled, too?

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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profile portrait of grumpy a ginger dog, inside on a golden retro velvet armchair

This study found that cranky pups are actually very fast social learners.

woman with black hair shrugs down at dog up on hind legs

A new study says your pup could fall into one of these categories based on their reactions to real-life events.

Bodil Jane illustration, someone waters a garden with a brown dog in it

Your personality may actually have something to do with your pet’s personality.

White dog running in the snow.

Your dog is wild for the snow, but here’s how to convince them to retreat back inside when your toes start to get frozen.

White Cat And His Reflection On Window While He Stares At The Outside.

The pros and cons of letting your cat explore the neighborhood (and beyond).

Woman playing with a black kitten.

Keep track of all their fun phases with these guidelines.

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.

woman playing with her dog in the park

You need a break sometimes, and your dog is ready (and willing!) to take one with you.

A beautiful trained cute puppy obediently obeys the commands of its female owner at home.

Your little cutie is growing up in many ways—look out for these big stages as they do.

Young smiling female owner sitting on leather chair and embracing cute beige Cocker Spaniel dog.

It’s normal to worry—but your pup might need some space.

Woman playing with her cat and dog.

Just a few things to keep in mind so everything goes smoothly as you all get adjusted.

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.

Person with two small dogs that won't poop in snow

Snow days are fun—until your pup needs to do their thing outside.