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Becker’s Fear Free Reading Round-Up: December 2021

Thursday, Dec 16th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

More great reads this month from Fear Free and Fear Free Happy Homes: “Training” Collars Don’t Work. Here’s What Does Frustrated by your dog’s pulling or other unwanted behaviors on walks? Don’t turn to punishment-based training tools such as choke, prong and electronic collars. Our Fear Free handout shares better, kinder, more effective options. Read […]

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Becker’s Fear Free Reading Round-Up: November 2021

Wednesday, Nov 17th, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog in grass

More great reads this month from Fear Free and Fear Free Happy Homes: How to Check Your Dog for Ticks The Internet’s full of bad advice about removing ticks from dogs. Here’s a simple, Fear Free approach to a two-minute tick check and safe removal technique. Read more… How Fostering Pets for the Holidays Benefits […]

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Becker’s Fear Free Reading Round-Up: Sept. 2, 2021

Thursday, Sep 2nd, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Beautiful dog with laptop lying on floor in light room

Some great reads this month from Fear Free and Fear Free Happy Homes: A Fear Free Approach to Helping Pets Adjust to Family Absences As life takes another twist, children are off to school, perhaps even headed off to college, and some parents are departing for the office again. Pets received no advance warning that […]

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Becker’s Fear Free Reading Round-Up: Aug. 3, 2021

Tuesday, Aug 3rd, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Some great reads this week from Fear Free and Fear Free Happy Homes: House Call Vets One of the best ways to minimize vet visit fear, anxiety, and stress for your pets? Use a mobile veterinarian! Here are two vets who made the change due to the pandemic, but aren’t going back. Learn why… Why […]

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What are pheromones and how can they help cats and dogs?

Wednesday, Jul 21st, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I frequently recommend pheromones for cats and dogs. When a reader wrote with a question about pheromones, I asked my daughter, Fear Free Head Trainer Mikkel Becker, to explain. Q: What are pheromones, and how do they affect dogs and cats? A: Pheromones are chemical signals that allow members within a species to communicate emotions […]

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