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Crate-train cats? Yes, you can

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Cute little tabby kitten sitting in a travel crate on a blue blanket

When a reader asked if it was possible to crate-train a cat the way you would train a dog, I immediately turned to my usual source of all things training, my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker. And of course, she had the answer! Q: Can cats be crate-trained the way dogs can? A: Cats don’t need […]

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National Pet Month Contest: Show Us Your Happy Paws!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Happy Paws contest promo picture

At Fear Free, we launched Happy Paws magazine last month to help you and your pets live happy, healthy, full lives. Now that National Pet Month is here, we’re having a contest, with one $100 and two $50 Amazon gift cards as prizes! The contest is open to Fear Free Happy Homes members 18 years […]

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Helping a dog who is afraid of thunderstorms

Thursday, Apr 18th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Chihuahua hiding under the quilt on the bed

Our dog Quixote is terrifed of thunderstorms — and it’s  fear that’s very common in dogs. When a reader asked me for help for her dog, I recruited my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, to share some tips. Q: It’s thunderstorm season, and my 3-year-old Australian shepherd has become so afraid of the noise that he […]

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Happy Paws magazine is finally here!

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Marty and QT Pi Happy Paws

It’s hard to believe this day is here, but it is: Happy Paws magazine from Fear Free Happy Homes is on newsstands across the country! I championed this magazine for the same reason I founded Fear Free, because I don’t believe animals should have to live with fear, anxiety, and stress. Thanks to advancements in […]

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Join us to prevent dog bites

Thursday, Apr 4th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Victoria Stilwell and Dr. Marty Becker

Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and pose a double tragedy to the victim and the fate of the dog. In 2018, there were 17,300 dog bite insurance claims and 670,000 dogs were euthanized. The CDC reports nearly 350,000 people were treated at hospital emergency rooms for dog-related injuries in 2017. Children and babies are […]

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