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My dog Apollo recently took part in a scientific experiment. To be honest, I'm using the words "scientific" and "experiment" in the most general of ways. My 11-year-old neighbor included Apollo in her "Does Dog Breed or Size Influence Trainability" 5th grade science fair project. Credit: Getty Creative Going into the experiment, I was fairly confident which end of the bell curve Apollo would fall on ... and he didn't disappoint (or did, depending on one's point of view). He didn't learn how to jump through a hula hoop held just off the ground. He simply leaned toward a treat until it was obviously out of reach and then sat down and looked dejected. He also didn't understand that a treat...

April 2014 Pet Owner Horoscopes

These horoscopes are calibrated for you, the owner, according to your horoscope sign. Even though most pet owners don't know their pets' birthdays, astrology can still give you perspective on your animal companions by looking at your chart. Specifically, your sixth house rules the part of life that is connected with taking care of your pets, as well as other day-to-day routines. Credit: Getty Creative Aries (March 21st to April 19th) You and your pet are ready to hit the road ... if you can travel together. With April's energetic Sun and uplifting Jupiter energy, it's all about being sporty and having fun. Even if you can't get out and about, you can bring the fun home to your pet with new...

By Jane Harrell This winter I installed a bird feeder just outside my window. While I knew my cats would like it, it's changed their entire routines and helped them get along better as well. Before the feeder, my cats' days were spent mostly napping or fighting over the most-comfortable pillow (to nap on, of course). Now they spend time close to the window, waiting for the entertainment to start. But instead of fighting over the best spot like they used to, they've started sniffing each other and even napping within a few inches of each other sometimes. (Get tips for setting up your own bird feeder for your cats.) Credit: Thinkstock Birds come by several times a day and my cats come to...