• General Tips for Taking Great Animal Photos

    General Tips for Taking Great Animal Photos

    So you want to try to take some gorgeous photos of your pet? We can help! Every dog and cat has a photogenic side and we can assist you in finding it. If this helps you get some great shots, …

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  • Alone Time Training

    Alone Time Training

    Low-Key Departures and Arrivals During the 10-15 minutes before you leave the house, strive for a calm, neutral atmosphere. Avoid grand gestures of hugging, kissing, or high energy play or petting your dog. It may be best to simply ignore …

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  • Getting Your Dog’s Attention

    Getting Your Dog’s Attention

    The Nothing Game Stand with the dog and simply do nothing … until the dog pays attention to you! Then you come alive and respond to the dog. In this game, the dog is rewarded for making a choice to …

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  • Dogs and KONG® Toys

    Dogs and KONG® Toys

    KONG rubber toys play an important role in the wellbeing of dogs. The process of licking a stuffed KONG to take the food out is soothing, mentally stimulating, satisfies a natural need, and is also fun! It makes dogs feel …

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  • Take Your KONG® and Stuff it!

    Take Your KONG® and Stuff it!

    A KONG is a nontoxic, dishwasher-safe, enrichment toy with a hollow center. By filling this hollow center with food, you can use KONGs as a useful enrichment tool for your dog. They’ll have to work to get food to come …

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  • All About Enrichment

    All About Enrichment

    A Bored Dog is a Naughty Dog Work-to-eat toys are a fantastic and simple solution for any pooch suffering from canine cabin fever. Even domesticated dogs are hunters and scavengers, hardwired to work for their food though it may simply …

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  • Puppy Socialization Chart

    Puppy Socialization Chart

    Little Puppy in the Big World Puppy Talk Knowing how to read and react to puppy body language will enable you to be smart about socializing your puppy. This puppy is shifting their weight and their ears are back. They …

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  • Updates Regarding COVID-19 and Joybound

    Updates Regarding COVID-19 and Joybound

    Information on the status of our programs and services. Thank you for your continued interest and support of ARF.

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  • Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Fireworks The sound of fireworks can be scary for many animals! If you can hear fireworks from your home, try to keep your pets inside in a quiet, cool, well-ventilated room with a radio or TV playing softly in the …

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  • All About Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

    All About Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

    What is Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)? How is FeLV Spread? FeLV is spread by close contact with other cats. The primary mode of infection is through saliva—mutual grooming, fighting, and (rarely) sharing dishes can transmit infection. An infected mother cat …

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  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) FAQ

    Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) FAQ

    FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus is in the same family of viruses as FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). They are both retroviruses. But the subfamily of FIV is different: It is a lentivirus (or “slow virus”). The other familiar lentivirus to all of us is HIV, which causes AIDS in humans. So, humans…

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  • Don’t Be a Kitten-Napper

    Don’t Be a Kitten-Napper

    Community cats — sometimes referred to as feral cats or strays — are free-roaming cats without an owner. They may or may not be social with humans, but they are often well-adapted to their surroundings and either find a food …

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