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How to Become a Pet Foster Home

Becoming a pet foster home is a great opportunity to help dogs and cats in need without having to run a full rescue center from your home. Whether you already have pets in your house or you’re looking for a single companion to take in and nurse back to health, you can help a pet find its forever home. Many humane societies and rescue centers throughout the country promote fostering as a way to "save two lives, not just one," because you help the pet you foster and open up a place for another pet at the rescue center. If this sounds like the job for you, read on to learn how to become a pet foster home.

Basic Dog Training with Hand Signals

Dog training with hand signals is a fun an effective way to get your dog to respond to basic commands, like sit, stay, or come. Some dogs respond better to verbal cues than others, but most dogs can be trained to respond to hand gestures alone over time. If this is something you want to try with your dog, get the dog treats ready and check out these hand signal dog training basics.

How to Feed a Dog with a Picky Appetite

Some dogs are stubborn, picky eaters, just like some humans are. Others dogs eat just about anything you put in front of them. If you are getting frustrated trying to feed your dog’s picky appetite, there are some tricks you can try to get him to eat more. Here is a guide for feeding finicky dogs.

Training Your Dog to Stop Barking

There are many reasons why dogs bark – fear, intimidation, confusion, communication, etc. While it may be appropriate for your dog to bark when a potential intruder comes to your home, it’s not as appropriate for him to bark at everything you pass by during your daily walk. Luckily, there are some techniques you can practice to control your dog’s barking so you can take him out in public. Read on to learn how to train your dog to stop barking.

5 Ways to Control Pet Shedding

Pet shedding is a common problem around this time of the year because the weather is starting to warm up. Your pet built up a thick fur coat to keep himself warm over the winter, and now it’s time for him to let it go so he can get through the warm summer months. If you have a pet that sheds a lot, you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of hair in your home. This guide explains five ways to control pet shedding so you can keep your house as clean as possible.

How to Prevent Pet Car Sickness

Most people do not realize that pets can get car sick until they have a pet that starts vomiting in the car. Just like humans, some animals do not handle the bumpy ride that comes along with being in the car. If you have a pet that gets car sick pretty easily, there are some steps you can take to keep your pet comfortable and avoid cleaning up an unpleasant mess in the future. Here is a guide explaining how to prevent pet car sickness.

Dealing with That Rowdy Dog Next Door

Have a neighbor with an annoyingly rowdy dog? We’ve all been there at some point in time. You may not be worried much if it’s just a Chihuahua with an attitude, but things change when it’s a pit bull looking to tear down the fence. If you have found yourself living next to an unruly pet, there are things you can do to make the situation better. Here are some tips to help you deal with a rowdy dog next door.

Protect Your Dog Bowl from Winter Freezing

Water freezes in the winter. This is a well-known fact that should come as no surprise to you. As a dog owner though, this simple fact can cause a major dilemma. How can you keep water outside for your dog if it is going to freeze shortly after you put it out there? Here are some tips to protect your dog bowl from winter freezing and ensure your dog has healthy drinking water even in the cold.

Convincing Your Dog to Sleep in His Dog Bed

Most dogs love to sleep in their dog beds. That area quickly becomes their territory, where they feel safe, secure, comfortable, and in charge. With that in mind, some dogs take a little while to transition to sleeping in a dog bed. Whether you’re trying to get your dog off your furniture or you simply want him to make use of the dog that you’ve purchased, there are some tricks you can do to motivate your dog to sleep in his bed. Here are some tips to convince your dog to sleep in a dog bed.

Choosing the Perfect Dog Winter Outfits

Many pet owners love the winter because it gives them a chance to dress their dogs up in fun sweaters and outfits. Choosing the right dog winter outfits is about a lot more than the design on the clothes though. You need to make sure that your dog is properly covered in the coldest months of the year. The guide below will help you select the right winter outfits for dogs so you can keep your pet warm and happy.

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