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Animal Training

The Art Of Kissing Big Cats

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 02.12.2017 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

It is clear to anyone who has been privileged to see Alexander and his big cats at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, either during the show or at one of our many Animal Scout Clinics that their rapport is one of mutual respect.

Things to Consider When Your Child Asks for a Pet

Christine Escobar | Posted 09.17.2016 | Parents
Christine Escobar

Finding the right pet for your family shouldn't be a decision that is taken lightly. As a parent, I can relate to the seemingly endless barrage of requests for a cat, a dog, a goldfish, or bird. It can be really tempting to give in to these requests, especially when you encounter an adorable, but unwanted pet who really needs a home.

Dogs and Babies: Preparing Your Dog for Your New Born

Robert Haussmann | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Robert Haussmann

Congratulations! You're going to be a parent! There's only one member of the household unaware that life's about to turn upside down: your dog.

Letting Your Dog Sleep in the Bed -- the Right Way

Robert Haussmann | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Robert Haussmann

So by all means, cuddle up in bed with your best friend. Just be sure he knows the rules and that the bed is human space that he must earn with a polite "excuse me, may I please come up there with you?"

Labor Department Fires Warning Shot At Animal Entertainment Industry

David Kirby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
David Kirby

OSHA's obligation is to protect all employees against any unnecessary risks. And if that means putting a physical barrier between human workers and potentially lethal animals, the Feds are saying so be it.

The Science of Cesar Millan's Dog Training: Good Timing and Hard Kicks in the Stomach

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

The so-called "Dog Whisperer" makes training look like magic. But it's not. My biggest gripe with Cesar Millan is the fact that he is so often telling people to change everything about their demeanor in order to bring about change in their dog.

Dog Park Etiquette

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

While dog parks are ace playgrounds for Rovers to romp and Spots to socialize, without proper supervision, squabbles can break out like pimples on a teenager.