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Obedience classes, training classes or puppy socialization classes are HIGHLY recommended!
Owners involved with their dog's education build stronger relationships, improve the mental and physical well-being of their pet, and establish a foundation for a safe, rewarding, and happy life.
Need a qualified trainer? A skilled and professional dog trainer employs humane training methods which are not harmful to the dog and/or handler. A competent instructor will allow and encourage you to observe a class prior to making the decision to enroll. You can find a list of trainers who are members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) at their site. APDT is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
Information on helping dogs with separation anxiety is at www.kibblesnbits.com.
Cat Care - Thinking of having your cat de-clawed? Please think again and read this informative article on why you should NOT de-claw your cat. Also included in this article are alternatives to de-clawing.
Preventing litter box issues is the most important thing you can do to avoid your cat "thinking outside the box". However, if you're already having a hard time persuading your cat to use the litter box, using these helpful tips may help correct this behavior.
Renting with Pets - MOVING/CAN’T TAKE is the number one reason that we hear from owners giving up their pets. Don’t let your dog or cat become one of the millions of homeless animals that end up in shelters. Try these tips on how to find animal friendly housing.
If you find you still cannot take your dog or cat with you, read this information on how to SAFELY re-home your pet.
Caroline County Humane Society, 407 West Bell Street, Ridgely, MD 21660 410-820-1600