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behavioral issues

Dog barking? Cat scratching? Our experts have tips to help all sorts of behavior and aggression issues so your pet can earn that “good boy!” (or girl).

Scruffy dog tugging on leash as owner is pulling it

Instead of focusing on the negatives, here’s what you should do instead.

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.

Golden Retrieve dog running in the grass outside, playfully chasing a flirt pole held by a man in blue jeans

Get out the toys and puzzles.

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A woman sitting on the floor of her bedroom feeding her dog a treat.

Yes — and no. Here’s why positive-reinforcement training matters.

Gray striped cat and white cat playing on cat tree.

A recent study breaks down the difference.

A Golden Doodle puppy chewing on a bully stick while laying on a bright colored pillow on a black couch

When those little razors start biting, keep these tips in mind.

Two colorful Great Danes illustration.

This study says it’s actually less about what’s in their DNA and more about what’s on it.

African American man with braids sitting on his bed using his computer with his dog next to him also looking at the computer

Like most things in 2023, there’s a Zoom link for this.

illustration of multi-colored dogs

It’s important to remember that dogs are individuals, so training isn’t one-size-fits-all.

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Try these free training programs from our friends at Dogo to help with new dog life and basic obedience.

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Small dog humps its teddy bear toy on the room floor

No less than 7 animal behaviorists weigh in on what’s behind all of this bumping and grinding.

Dog looking out of a red half-door

Dog trainer Pat Miller’s pro tips for preventing your pup from darting out the door.

A kitten playing with a mouse cat toy.

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

Three cat puzzles on a colorful pink, burgundy, and green color-block background

Genius takes many forms. Could your cat be one?

Short haired woman holding a gray cat that's playfully pawing at her nose

It’s a little more complicated than that.

A woman sitting on her bed, holding her dog's paw in her palm.

Dog trainer Robert Haussmann’s tips for teaching a pushy pup that there are friendlier ways to get what they want.