Choosing the Best Treats for Training Your Pets

Positive reinforcement is one of the most effective ways to train your pets, and what better reward for your furry friends than tasty treats? Dog and pet training requires consistency, structure, and providing your pets with the incentive to work hard and perform well. We’re always here to offer the best pet training tips and advice to pet owners at Bayside Animal Hospital. We love helping them achieve the best results with their pets.

Our mindset is always pet wellness first. We’ve adopted a positive approach to pet training, which aligns with our goals and optimal pet mental health. A well-trained pet makes for a happy pet owner and a happy pet, too. We believe that pet training can be both fun and rewarding for owners and their pets. By choosing the best and healthiest pet training treats, you can ensure that every reward does good for your pet’s mind and body.

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5 Positive Reinforcement Pet Training Tips

Training your pets is an attribute of pet health and happiness. Positive pet discipline also provides structure and safety for your furry friend, and is a wonderful way to bond with your dog or cat. You can begin training your puppy as early as 8 weeks of age, but any pet can learn something new and benefit from training through positive reinforcement–whether they’re old or young.

At Bayside Animal Hospital, we advocate positive pet training as the healthiest, best way to shape a pet’s behavior. We hope these positive pet training tips will help you in your journey, whether you’re a new puppy parent or looking to teach your long-time companion better behavior.

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Training Your Pet Using a Clicker & Treats

Pet training helps you bond with your pet, protect their well-being, and look after their mental health. Clicker dog training gives your pooch a constructive outlet for their energy, as well as a brain workout that can decrease undesirable pet behaviors in a gentle, loving way.

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Tips for Training Your Pet in the New Year

Pet training is more than just a matter of getting your dog or cat to listen to you. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we help owners come up with personalized plans for their pet’s total mind and body wellness. This means learning how to connect with your pet through training in a way that’s both rewarding and fun.

In honor of National Train Your Dog Month, we’ve put together a list of pet training tips to make your pet training sessions both easy and fun.

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5 Tips for Training Your Pet New Tricks at any age

At Bayside Animal Hospital, we want to nurture every aspect of your pet’s well-being, including their mental health and social connection with you, their best friend. Pet training is an important part of being a pet parent! Training not only helps improve pet behavior, but it also brings you and your furry friend closer together. Good training instills a sense of calm and trust, and helps your pet understand how you want him or her to behave in social situations.

The following pet tricks may not be very flashy, but they’re some of the best behaviors you can teach your companion.

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6 Tips for Bringing New Pets Home

When it comes to new pets, nobody cares more than our team here at Bayside Animal Hospital. With caring hearts and educated minds, we have the attentive patience and expertise to help you create the happiest and healthiest life for your pets. It can take some time for pets to adjust to your home and become comfortable in social situations, both with other pets and people. Here’s how we suggest helping your pet adjust and socialize once they arrive in your new home.

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Crate Training Your New Pet and Getting them into a Routine

When a new pet first comes home with you, it’s all about love and snuggles, toys and fun. But working your new pet into your everyday routine of work, errands, and all the things you’ve got going on in your life – well, that can be a bit more tricky. Here are some tips for crate training and getting your new pet into a happy and healthy routine at home:

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Preparing Your New Pet for their First Vet Visit

New pets need lots of love and care, and that includes taking them for their first visit to the veterinarian. While new fur babies–especially puppies and kittens–are typically healthy, young, and seem to be “just fine,” the truth is that it’s the preventative measures and working with your local vet that ensures that your pets will live long, healthy lives at your side. Here at Bayside Animal Hospital, we truly believe that bringing your pets in for annual veterinary visits is the way to go. In order to prepare your beloved pet for their first vet visit, here are our best tips for getting your new pet ready to see us for the first time:

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Socializing Your Pet: The Basics for Puppies and Kittens

Socializing your pet will help determine their personality and world view.Why are some dogs and cats eager to meet new people and do new things while others hide, run away, or even become aggressive? Some of it’s due to breed, but socialization also plays a role.  

At Bayside Animal Hospital, we believe in the positive effects of actively socializing your pet. In addition to making your pet happier, socialization also prevents many unwanted behaviors. Let’s take a moment to review other reasons why socializing your pet is a wonderful investment of time and energy.

What is Puppy and Kitten Socialization?

Socializing your pet means actively exposing them to other animals, people, and new experiences in a positive manner. Done at the proper time and in the proper manner, socialization can build confidence in your puppy or kitten, strengthen your bond, and reduce the likelihood of certain problem behaviors. Continue…