• The world offers canines a whole series of distractions. Here's how to teach your dog how to focus thanks to our expert trainer who offers these simple steps to help keep your dog's attention

  • Human food is bad for your dog's health. So, it's very important to stop your dog from begging for food or sneaking it. Our expert trainer explains how to stop your dog from begging

  • Your small breed dog may be tiny, but she still needs plenty of exercise to stay healthy. Learn the best ways to help keep your small dog in top shape

  • Dogs bark. But what if your dog barks incessantly? Sometimes, you simply need to correctly diagnose the problem, and then teach your dog to stop the behavior. Here are some strategies

  • Perhaps you've experienced a taste of dog show magic, probably by watching on TV. But why be a couch potato if you can be in the ring yourself with your dog? There might yet be a dog show future in store for you and your pal

  • Hunting with your dog can be a great bonding activity, and it's an excellent way to keep your dog healthy and fit. Even if your dog is a natural hunter, be patient. Training can be a long process

  • Rottweilers are stunning in appearance, with an always-black coat and defined tan-to-rust markings gracing their cheeks, muzzle, chest, legs and both brows

  • Discover how teaching man's best friend the doggie paddle can be lifesaving in the future (and even possibly land Rover a gig on ESPN)

  • Ready to hit the road with your dog? Before you put the car into drive, it's important to make sure that your dog is safe. Here's options for properly restraining your dog while in the car

  • Be the apple of everyone's eye the next time you and your pooch visit the dog park with these expert tips and tricks to keep your dog on her best behavior

  • Every dog fetches, right? Not exactly. Sometimes a dog just needs a little training. Our expert shows how

  • Australian Cattle Dogs are like curious, wired 8-year-old kids: Keeping them (or any dog!) happy requires stimulating their bodies and minds, says this breeder

  • This year, let your love for your cat shine through with these seven easy ways to pamper her

  • Even if your pet isn't a show dog superstar, it's the star of your show, and skills required for professional events can come in handy outside the ring. Our dog show training experts tell you why and how

  • Kids and cats can have a beautiful relationship, if you start by making sure the kids understand what their responsibilities are and what the cat needs

  • Cats giving their owners head butts are cute, but cats butting heads are not. If your cats are constantly at odds, here are a few tips and tricks you can use for keeping the peace

  • Could freestyle dancing be your dog's new favorite activity? Find out what it is, and how to participate safely with your pooch

  • Chances are you've never heard of canicross -- but if you want to run with your dog, it just might be the sport for you. Canicross -- for 'canine' and 'cross-country' -- is the sport of running or walking behind a dog in harness

  • These games will help tire out your energetic pet -- and are a blast for both of you

  • Our pooches can experience a range of mealtime side effects such as indigestion, obesity and sickness. Here are quick fixes for nine common doggie dining dilemmas

  • From special playgroups to dog parks, pet owners and their pooches are enjoying the exercise and socialization that 'free' play provides. Risks, however, are involved. Here are tips to ensure a good time for all

  • Field trial competitions began around 1896 to display the natural abilities and characteristics of certain hunting dogs. The competitive stakes are for breeds trained to perform hunting tasks, such as pointing, setting, flushing and retrieving

  • If a puppy hasn't been part of your family for a long time, you might think crate-training your bundle of joy is cruel. On the contrary: Most breeders and trainers recommend crate-training. Here's why

  • Believe it or not, many dogs love the sport of soccer. Find out the best way to teach your puppy how to play

  • You can learn what various body signals mean, and reading your dog's body language can help you guard him from the things that cause him distress. Our resident expert trainer explains

  • Games and basic etiquette are two of many subjects covered in kitty classes cropping up all over the country. Discover why sooner beats later when educating cats

  • Flying with your dog can be stressful. Here are six checklist items to keep the stress level down so both you and your dog can be happy and safe travelers

  • Don't be fooled by your dog's cuddly coat; your pet can feel the chill just like we can. Here's how to keep your pup warm when the temperature drops

  • Looking for an enthusiastic workout partner? A breeder explains why self-described fitness hounds love the Scottish Deerhound

  • How would you best describe your relationship with your cat? Is your pet like a member of your family, a best friend, a companion? Or an exotic, furry curiosity?

  • Capturing quality images of your cat can prove to be a challenge, since most felines aren't willing subjects. By following these tips from our pet photography experts, you'll soon be showing off your perfect pet pics

  • During the hectic holiday season, it's important to make sure that your dog stays healthy and safe. Here's how

  • As temperatures cool, desert hiking opportunities with your dog heat up in Southern California

  • New dog food recipes are being formulated with your dog's health in mind, helping dogs stay healthy from the inside out

  • Your dog could be having a problem with an ingredient in its food. Learn what the most common symptoms are, and what you can do if you suspect something is causing a reaction

  • Most cats dread their visits to the vet. These tips will help make the trip more pleasant for both you and your pet

  • From the store to storage, here are smart tips for keeping your cat's food as fresh and palatable as possible

  • A more mature cat from your local shelter, humane society or other animal organization may be the best possible addition to your household

  • Who could resist a cuddly little Chihuahua? These diminutive dogs are known for being fiercely loyal. If you're lucky enough, your amigo will enjoy spending all his time with you

  • As the axiom goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are tips to prevent some of the most common dog health problems

  • As the axiom goes, 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' Here are tips to prevent some of the most common cat health problem

  • Protein is a vital component of pet food, particularly for our feline friends. It helps to understand why when you are selecting a cat food product

  • Kittens, adult cats and senior cats have different protein needs. Learn what's best for your cat

  • It's the stuff of cartoons, but there's nothing funny about a dog chasing a cat in real life. Here's how to change your dog's behavior

  • The common factor is that dogs go out supervised and safe, with the basic goals being activity, social stimulation and fun for your four-legged pal

  • Military working dogs are the unsung four-legged heroes of our armed services. When these dogs grow too old, they can be retired from the military and offered for adoption

  • Looking for a canine Einstein? The Airedale Terrier offers smarts to match his size

  • The wisest thing you can do before bringing a puppy in your house is to set up management systems that prevent puppy behavior slipups, like having potty or chewing accidents. Here's how

  • Is it ever ok to give human medications to dogs? Dr. Tracy Dewhirst weighs in on the subject

  • Perhaps a purebred puppy is beyond your budget. Maybe you simply love your dog and want to help other dogs of his breed. These are good reasons to check out breed rescue groups

  • Taking an excursion with your dog doesn't need to be an expensive or planning-intensive experience

  • A new survey shows that the recession has affected dog care. Advance planning can help you save money and provide proper medical support for your pet

  • What are the 10 most common behavioral problems seen in dogs?

  • Find out which top 10 pet medical conditions cost cat owners $1,000 or more

  • We look at some of the newest feeders, from combo play-food stations to 'slow-down' bowls for tubby tabbies, to see if they live up to their claims

  • Cat owner Dorian Wagner says microfiber has eliminated her concerns over feline-damaged furniture. Here's why

  • Our veterinarian discusses the five rules she follows when feeding her own dogs

  • Dog sleepovers can be a fun bonding time for dogs and pet parents alike

  • Dr. Trisha Joyce weighs in on the special nutritional needs of dogs in their golden years

  • Here are the top five picks for up-and-coming items for your favorite feline

  • A new survey shows that the recession has affected cat care. Advance planning can help you save money and provide proper medical support for your cat

  • There are plenty of ways to get your dog off the couch and on the move, but none are more entertaining than agility. Dogs learn to maneuver jumps, teeter-totters, tunnels and poles

  • Some clicker training makes 'No' a dirty word. But it's OK for your dog's unwanted behavior, if you follow our trainer's techniques

  • Give your dog a socialization boost! Here's what you need to know about joining or starting a puppy playgroup

  • Here's how you can keep your enthusiastic dog from destroying all your hard work in the garden

  • Our vet responds to recent buzz that tennis balls are dangerous for dogs -- and offers tips to find a safe ball for your pet

  • Is your dog a jumping machine -- leaping on you, friends and even strangers? Our trainer explains how to fix this naughty behavior

  • Your dog sheds the most this season; our groomer explains how to tame it