The trainer is getting the dog to walk through the water in the pool by leading them with a treat.
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Pets + Animals

10 Minute Water Training Game for Your Dog

Training your dog can be challenging and time-consuming; that's why games are an effective tool for training! Games make training fun for both you and your dog. If you're fortunate enough to live in a warm climate where taking a dip is Read More

chicken flock language
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Pets + Animals

Learn to Speak Chicken Like Part of the Flock

People who don’t have chickens tend to think the only sound they make is that of a rooster crowing. Nothing could be further from the truth! Chickens have a language all their own, which they use quite often. In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Read More

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Pets + Animals

Living with a Rooster: What to Expect

Like nearly every farming decision, deciding to add a rooster to your flock requires researched and informed consideration. If you’ve never had a rooster in your flock, you’ll find the dynamics change with a rooster in the mix. Hens that Read More

A male Western Bluebird perched on a branch.
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Pets + Animals

Bring Bluebirds to your Backyard

There are three different species of Bluebirds. The Eastern Bluebirds reside mostly in places on the east coast and spreading to the west, the Western Bluebirds reside on the west coast and down into Mexico, and the Mountain Bluebirds Read More

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Pets + Animals

Fill Your Yard with Beautiful Finches

Goldfinches bring merry darts of lemon yellow and bright gold to bird feeders in many regions of the US and the United Kingdom, making it one of the best-loved and most familiar visitors year-round. Michael Berger offers us a way to further Read More

This cat looks like it's ready to pounce.
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Pets + Animals

Top 10 Most Popular (and Cute!) Cat Breeds

We know cats have been around since the Egyptians, but may have been around even before that. Although we have had a long relationship with felines, it was not until recently that cat breeds came into light–most domestic cat breeds are less Read More

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Pets + Animals

3 Easy Training Skills for Your Puppy

Anyone who’s had a puppy treat a trash can like an archaeological dig or trot away happily when you say “come” knows that puppy training is hard work. Introducing a behavior once won’t do it; consistent training based on positive Read More

A scarecrow could help to ward off opportunistic birds of prey.
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Pets + Animals

How to Keep Your Chicks Safe

Chicken keeping is becoming more and more popular as sustainability efforts increase. However, keeping chickens comes with some problems you might not expect. One problem is how to protect your chicken, especially the young chicks, from Read More

butterfly
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Pets + Animals

10 Tips for Butterfly Watching Beginners

Like bird watching, butterfly watching takes time and patience. Observing these winged insects can be fun on it's own, and soon you'll be able to identify the many different species. Here are beginner tips from Bird Watcher's Digest Read More

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Pets + Animals

What to do When One of Your Chickens Isn’t Eating

The two factors that will most govern the success you enjoy with your backyard chickens are the quality of the feed you give them and your ability to maintain a constant supply of fresh and clean drinking water. Appetite is a useful Read More

beekeeping
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Pets + Animals

What do I do with Two Queen Bees in the Brood Nest?

Beekeeping can be difficult sometimes. No matter how long you have been doing it, problems will still come up. Bee hives only have one queen, so what happens if your hive somehow has two? Where did the two queen bees come from and what will Read More