Haylee Bergeland, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, RBT

A regal and determined hound, the bluetick coonhound can be a wonderful hunting companion and gentle best friend wrapped into one shiny body. Needing an outlet for their “houndy” behaviors, these special dogs could amaze your neighbors with their ability to “sing”. Find out if this unique breed is a suitable addition to your lifestyle.
From oatmeal baths to Benadryl, these easy at-home solutions can help your pet feel better without a trip to the vet or while you’re waiting for an appointment.
Not every “doglike” behavior equates to prey drive.
Even if your canine best buddy has hearing loss, you can still communicate with him and teach him important life skills using positive reinforcement.
If you’ve had these six experiences, you might be ready for just about any breed of dog.
  • breed group: hound
  • breed size: medium (26-60 lbs.)
  • other traits: hot weather tolerant, high prey drive, easy to groom
  • colors: fawn, cream, black, red, gray, gold / yellow
  • patterns: bicolor, brindle, tricolor
  • coat length/texture: short
  • temperament: aloof, gentle, outgoing
Slender, extremely fast, and beautiful, the saluki is a rare breed that needs opportunities to be active in the safety of a fenced-in yard. Discover if the saluki may be a good match for you.
As much as our vets like us—and our dogs—sometimes they’d be OK not to see us quite as often. These vet-recommended best practices can help you avoid the time and expense of preventable visits and be a better partner in your dog’s overall health. 
Old English sheepdogs are intelligent, agile dogs with heavy, fluffy coats who are happiest when they are with their human family. Find out if the Old English sheepdog might be the right pet for your lifestyle.
Combined with their other senses, cats have excellent nighttime vision making them the perfect little midnight hunters.
Fireworks are not all Oohs! and Ahhhs! for dogs. Learn why most dogs don’t like fireworks and what you can do to help them feel more comfortable.
Our dogs are incredibly smart and can learn so much about the human world, including words and phrases. 
Man’s best friend comes with a good set of teeth. To ensure both you and dogs near you remain comfortable, practice these tips to avoid a bite from an unfamiliar dog.
Do our favorite felines see color? Although cats don’t enjoy rainbows like we do, their vision is a little different than you might expect.
Are dogs color blind? While you may think dogs cannot see color, the truth may surprise you. Find out what colors dogs can actually see (and not see).
Not all dogs that roam are lost, but there are things you can do to help a dog find their way back home.
Although they look complicated, dog harnesses are a great tool that anyone can use to make dog walks more enjoyable for you and your canine.
When your cat gets catnip she may act as though she’s FELINE fine, but catnip isn’t well-suited to every kitty.
Cats know their names, but don’t expect them to always come when you call.
Hump Day or not, humping is a common behavior in dogs—and the reasons they do it may not be what you think.
From the living room to the bedroom, to the kitchen and the bathroom, our dogs follow us. We examine the reasons why your pooch always wants to tag along.
Treating your dog like a furry human isn’t always bad, but it can cause you to behave unfairly.
Are your dog’s “misbehaviors” really signs of anxiety? Here’s what to know about anxiety and when to get help.
You might be surprised at how easy it is to improve your four-legged best friend’s happiness.
The answer might surprise all you huggers out there.
To help our animal BFFs put their best paw forward, it's up to us humans to give our pets the opportunities they need to live their happiest, healthiest lives.