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How to Ensure Your Cat Adores You

How to Ensure Your Cat Adores You

You love your cat and sometimes you may feel that your cat isn’t as head over paws for you as you are about them. There are ways to win the heart of most cats and the most important way to ensure your cat adores you is to understand it. Understanding a cat means...

What to Know About Housetraining

What to Know About Housetraining

Housetraining is usually the first skill owners attempt to train. Good housetraining goes a long way toward keeping the peace with a new dog. It also helps to keep those pet stains to a minimum. Puppies and older adopted dogs need housetraining instruction. This...

What Not to do During Dog Training

What Not to do During Dog Training

Training a dog is a complicated undertaking. That’s why people go to school to learn how to properly and safely train the pups. It’s always best to have a professional on your side. The wrong kind of training is often highly detrimental. It can teach a behavior you...

What to Look For in a Dog Trainer

What to Look For in a Dog Trainer

Our dogs mean the world to us. Just as we wouldn’t trust everyone with caring for our human family, it is important to be selective when hiring a pet sitter or trainer. Good training early on in life sets a dog up for success and happiness in the future. Improper...

Canine Body Language and Training

Canine Body Language and Training

How many nonverbal cues do we humans give on a daily basis? Well, let’s think- winking, waving, slouching, eye-rolling and the list goes on. We are lucky because when these nonverbal cues fail to communicate our message, we have a vocabulary to fall back on....

Should I Hire a Dog Trainer?

Should I Hire a Dog Trainer?

Maybe you have heard that 2 Paws Up Inc. has a new trainer. Her name is Bambi Pinkerton and she’s kind of a big deal. Some might wonder why a dog trainer is necessary. Your pup doesn’t need to have aspirations of becoming a canine officer to benefit from training....

DIY Crafts and Holiday Gifts for Pets

DIY Crafts and Holiday Gifts for Pets

While our cats may bring us gifts we may not want to show they love us and our dogs bring us soggy tennis balls and occasionally other things, we humans love sharing the gift-giving fun of the holidays with our pets. Here are some DIY crafts, toys, and pet treats you...

Christmas Trees and Dog Safety

Christmas Trees and Dog Safety

Setting up the Christmas tree and decorating it is a beloved tradition for many families, but those wonderful holiday traditions can pose a danger to our dogs. The choice of Christmas tree and its décor can be a serious health and safety risk to our canine companions....

Essential Tips for Moving Houses with Pets

Essential Tips for Moving Houses with Pets

Moving to a new house can be hard on pets. Our animals are creatures of habit, so changing their surroundings might be a challenge for them. When it comes time to buy a new home and move your family, use this guide to help you make your pet comfortable throughout the...

The Costs of Dog Ownership

The Costs of Dog Ownership

Understanding the typical costs involved in dog ownership Being a dog owner requires an investment or money, time, and energy, but how much does it cost to care for a dog properly? Dog care may be within your budget or not so let’s examine the costs involved in canine...

Cats and Coconut Oil – What You Need to Know

Cats and Coconut Oil – What You Need to Know

Coconut oil has been used in cooking for decades but recently, it’s become the darling of the “all-natural,” “holistic,” and “integrative medicine” world as well as top skincare and cosmetics item. Coconut oil is everywhere and buzzworthy.  For every human food trend,...

Fish Nutrition Basics

Fish Nutrition Basics

Fish are lower-maintenance pets, but a pet fish is only as healthy as his diet and water conditions. Fish need the same attention paid to proper nutrition as other pets even if they only eat tiny portions of food each day. Understanding the nutritional needs of your...

Puppy Development between 8 – 12 Weeks

Puppy Development between 8 – 12 Weeks

We adopt puppies during one of the most important times in a dog’s entire lifetime. This time is the imprinting stage. Most puppies go to their new homes between eight to twelve weeks of age. This is a point of rapid change and brain development. The puppy has just...

Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic Diseases

Illnesses You Can Get from Your Pet   During a public health crisis, we all are concerned and worried about communicable illnesses. There are concerns about COVID-19 and our pets, but it serves to remind us there are other illnesses that we must protect our pets...