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  • January 1, 2002

    How to Set Up a Comfy Dog Kennel

    Here's how to provide your canine critters with the most basic of homes away from home: a cozy but no-frills stay that will help keep their bellies full, their minds active, and their bodies rested.

  • November 1, 2001

    “Help! My new cat is peeing outside his litter box!”

    Oregon Humane Society behavior/training specialist Tanya Roberts talks about the logistics of the behavior helpline program she set up in her shelter and its many successes. 

  • May 1, 2001

    How to be King Kong

    Dogs can get a little bored with the humdrum kennel existence, but yours don't have to stare into space. You can liven up their lives by providing a little entertainment with toys like stuffed Kongs.

  • May 1, 2001

    Training Wheels for Pet Owners

    Renowned dog trainer and shelter operator Sue Sternberg describes "Training Wheels," the inspiring program her shelter has created to reach out to the most needy members of the community. 

  • March 1, 2001

    How to Teach a Dog "Down"

    Shelter dogs who know how to respond to the flick of a wrist also have a hip edge over their counterparts in pet stores. 

  • March 1, 2001

    Profiling Pets and Their Relinquishers

    In their continuing investigation of the reasons behind pet surrenders, researchers for the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy have conducted a study comparing the people and pets involved in relinquishment cases to those who have stayed together. 

  • November 1, 2000

    How To Teach A Shelter Dog to Sit

    Find out how you can have your canines sittin' pretty when prospective adopters approach.

  • November 1, 2000

    When Animals Behave Like Animals

    Study examines causes of behavior-related pet relinquishments.

  • March 1, 2000

    Teaching People and Their Pets

    Profile of shelters that have found ways to help pet owners who believe they have run out of options for solving behavior and other pet-related problems.

  • March 1, 2000

    Giving Dogs Another Chance

    A group of psychology professors and animal behaviorists suggests ways that shelters can modify the behavior of shelter dogs. 

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