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Pet trainers are exactly what the term implies:  people who train your pets.  Pet trainers can be very helpful when you do not have time or the skills to train your pet yourself.  They will take on the task of doing this job for you and offer dog friendly training techniques.  Look for a qualified pet trainer that is a certified member of a pet association.   And, ask if all pets are required to have been vaccinated before attending. A skilled trainer will use humane methods to train your pet.  A good pet training facility will allow you to observe...

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Although it is a relatively new field, pet psychiatrists are now a recognized and important professional in the pet world. Unbalanced or unstable pets can often benefit greatly with the use of the services of a pet psychiatrists. Having an unbalanced pet is a problem more common that you may think. Many people think that all they need to do to keep their pet healthy is to feed them, love them, let them outside to relieve themselves and provide a place for them to sleep.  But each pet is a unique individual and has its own character and personality.  Just...

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Does your dog have behavior problems? Does your dog chew furniture and destroy your house when you are not home? Is your dog aggressive with other dogs or people? Does your dog bark excessively, or maybe he excessively digs holes in the yard?  He may even defecate or urinate in the house. All of these problems could be as a result of your dog getting insufficient exercise. A dog with excess energy needs exercise to spend that energy, otherwise he may find his own ways to react to that pent-up liveliness. If he is not exercised regularly he will become...

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When you exercise your dog, it is always helpful to have the right equipment in order to make the task more fun for you and your dog, as well as safer. In most cases you only need a leash for your dog and a good pair of walking shoes for you. It is also good pet etiquette to take along scoopers and requisite waste elimination equipment to clean up those ‘accidents’ that may occur along the way. Another thing to consider when exercising your dog is water. You do not want your dog to become dehydrated so you may wish...

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There are two meanings when you speak of pet kennels.  One is that a kennel breeds a certain type of pet, like a dog breeder who breeds Jack Russell Terriers.  The other is that of a boarding kennel.  Some kennels do both.  This article discusses boarding kennels here. If you ever need to be away from home and cannot take your pet with you, you may have to leave your pet in the hands of a boarding kennel.  They are essentially a hotel for pets.  It can be tricky to find a good kennel, though.  You need to check out...

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