Dog Training Pet Professions

Choosing a Dog Trainer

Choosing a person to train your dog is a very important decision. Knowing your dog’s personality can help you decide on which method of training will work for her/him. Of course you never want to choose a trainer who uses punishment or harsh methods. Your goal is to find a trainer who subscribes to humane […]

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How to Choose a Vet

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a vet. Below are some tips and recommendations on finding a qualified vet for your pet. Contents 1 Where to find a vet 2 Questions to ask a prospective vet 3 Special issues relating to dogs 4 Special issues relating to cats 5 Special issues […]

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Animal Whisperers

Since the release of the movie “The Horse Whisperer” in 1998 and its re-release in 2007, there has been much interest generated in communicating with animals. There are people who claim to be whisperers for all types of animals, from pets to those in the wild. Cesar Milan, who calls himself “the Dog Whisperer” uses […]

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Choosing a Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

In choosing a dog walker/pet sitter, you are entrusting your beloved pet to someone else. It’s important to choose the right one for you and your pet. You can find a dog walker/pet sitter by asking your vet, through the recommendation of a friend, the humane society, pet rescue organizations or your dog trainer. Check […]

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Well-Known Animal Trainers

Winifred Gibson Strickland began competing in dog obedience trials in the early 1940s. Winifred was the first trainer to incorporate humane methods although she still used physical punishment in training. After winning numerous obedience competitions, she retired in 1955. Her book, Expert Obedience Training for Dogs, is still used by many in spite of some […]

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Turn Your Love of Pets into a Business

If you love pets there are many interesting business opportunities in the field. You can open a store, provide a service or use your creative talents to benefit pets. Selling Pet Products If you excel at sales you may want to consider selling pet products. You could open a store or you could sell directly […]

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Pet Sitting

Whether you are going on vacation or simply spend a lot of hours away from home, you might want to consider pet sitting. A pet sitter generally comes to your home and cares for your pet there. This ensures that your pet gets individual attention and isn’t exposed to diseases which might be found at […]

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Famous Veterinarians

James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred Wight, a Scottish veterinarian who was born in 1916. In 1969 Wight wrote If Only They Could Talk, the first of the now-famous series based on his life working as a vet. This book and some of his other stories were collected in a book called […]

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Celebrating Veterinary Technicians

When you go to a veterinarian’s office, chances are the first person you meet is a veterinary technician. Their jobs are many and varied. Their work is invaluable, allowing the vet to concentrate on the patient while they assist. Veterinary Technicians can actually work in other settings besides the veterinary office such as zoos, laboratories […]

Pet Behavior Pet Professions

Choosing an Animal Behaviorist

Care in choosing an animal behaviorist for your pet can make the difference in successful treatment. Before you entrust your pet to anyone else, look for a person who has a degree in behavioral science and who has hands-on experience with animals. Sometimes, reading books or watching animal behavior programs on TV just don’t work. […]