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How to Become a Dog Trainer

Have you dreamed of working with animals all your life? Or maybe you've decided you need a career change? Joining the Humane Society or packing your bags for the Peace Corps isn't for everyone, but becoming a dog trainer can be a happy medium -- helping humans and animals alike. Dog training is a skill that is always in demand. Here are 10 quick tips to get you on your way. Credit: Getty Creative RELATED: Top 10 Ways to Stop Your Puppy From Destructive Chewing 1. Be patient. It's not going to happen over night. Becoming a dog trainer (a good one), takes years of dedication and training. You have to really want this. 2. Read, read, read. Books, magazines, training manuals. Get to know the...

10 Sounds Cats Make

Ever wonder what your feline is trying to communicate? Find out the meaning behind some of the most common noises your cat makes.

WASHINGTON - Dogs show jealousy when their owners spend time with what appears to be another dog, suggesting that the emotion may have survivalist roots, US researchers said Wednesday. Credit: Getty Creative Scientists tested 36 dogs and their owners with an experiment in which the owners were told to play with three separate objects in front of their dog. One of the objects was a toy dog that barked and wagged its tail when a button on it was pushed. The owners were told to play with it as if it were a real dog for one minute. They were told to do the same in the next phase of the experiment with a toy jack-o-lantern pail, acting as if it were a dog and playing with it. Finally, they...