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Last year, we rang in the fall with 10 of our favorite videos of dogs playing in leaf piles. We liked it so much that we're doing it again this year.

How to Train a Problem Barker

Nuisance barking can be a big problem for owners. No one wants to be the neighbor with the crazy barking dog. If you want to improve your dog's behavior, you first have to understand it. Dogs have different barks for different behaviors. Dogs will bark to alert, for attention or out of frustration and many will bark or howl when left alone. Credit: Getty Creative RELATED: To Treat or Not to Treat Barking is very hard for pet parents to work through, because a lot of our instincts end up reinforcing the behavior. For example, take a dog who is barking at a strange dog or person on the street. As nurturing human beings, pet parents often think they should sooth and calm him with petting,...

JACQUE LYNN SCHULTZ, C.P.D.T., COMPANION ANIMAL PROGRAMS ADVISER. NATIONAL OUTREACH Certain cats believe that nighttime is the right time for making merry. Whether it's a rousing game of Hop on Pop or the feline equivalent of the Hallelujah Chorus, nighttime escapades can turn a cat keeper's sunny disposition cloudy within a few sleep-deprived nights. Credit: Thinkstock In the wild, cats are most active at dawn and dusk - the most opportune times for hunting birds and rodents, respectively. To maintain the energy needed to successfully stalk and pounce, the average cat sleeps approximately eighteen hours a day by taking multiple catnaps. With their cats' inherent need for so much sleep,...