Prepare Your Pets for a Disaster

How Did Your Pet Get His Name?
How to Crate Train Your Dog
How to Pick Up and Hold a Cat
Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

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  • If an emergency strikes, you and your pet will be in much better shape if you have prepared in advance. Here are a few key things to remember — plus basic supplies to have on hand to help keep your pet safe.
  • Dr. Patty Khuly asks Miami dog owners how they came up with the names for their  pets.
  • Crate training is a must for any dog owner. It’s great for managing behavior problems, necessary for car and airline travel, and will likely be required at some point in your dog’s life, whether at a veterinarian, groomer or boarder.
  • Training consultant Mikkel Becker demonstrates the proper way to handle a cat — and how to safely introduce him to children. 

One key tip: It's important to remember that some kitties just don't like to be held, so if he shows any signs of aggression or seems skittish, you shouldn't try to pick him up.
  • Far too few dogs consistently come when their owners call them. Mikkel Becker shows you how to teach your dog this potentially lifesaving behavior.

If an emergency strikes, you and your pet will be in much better shape if you have prepared in advance. Here are a few key things to remember — plus basic supplies to have on hand to help keep your pet safe.

Dr. Patty Khuly asks Miami dog owners how they came up with the names for their pets.

Crate training is a must for any dog owner. It’s great for managing behavior problems, necessary for car and airline travel, and will likely be required at some point in your dog’s life, whether at a veterinarian, groomer or boarder.

Training consultant Mikkel Becker demonstrates the proper way to handle a cat — and how to safely introduce him to children. One key tip: It's important to remember that some kitties just don't like to be held, so if he shows any signs of aggression or seems skittish, you shouldn't try to pick him up.

Far too few dogs consistently come when their owners call them. Mikkel Becker shows you how to teach your dog this potentially lifesaving behavior.

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