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Bringing a new puppy home to your apartment is an exciting occasion -- you're getting another best friend, after all! However, making your apartment safe for your new puppy does require quite a bit of preparation. Failing to prepare could result in damage to your rental, which could mean losing your security deposit. In fact, 10 percent of renters said they lost their deposit because of a pet in a Rent.com survey. Credit: Getty Creative Make sure your puppy adoption is a fully joyous experience by puppy-proofing the space before your newest addition to the family comes home. Here are some tips for examining your apartment from top to bottom and making it safe: LATCH THOSE DOORS You know...

Teaching your dog not to run out the door means teaching them a temporary boundary exercise. This is a simple and useful tool you can use on a daily basis. Not only can teaching your dog the command "wait" at the door be helpful but it could save her life. Whether you are taking your dog out for a walk, going into the pet store or getting out of the car, a boundary exercise is a wonderful thing to teach. Credit: Getty Creative The easiest way to avoid your dog pushing her way through doors is to utilize your body language and energy to create a boundary and tell the dog to "wait" (temporary boundary command). "Wait" used in training is used to create an invisible boundary which you can set...

How Your Dog's Food Affects His Mood

Nutrition has an enormous impact on the health of our pets. But have you considered how it may affect their behavior as well? Here are three ways diet can directly impact your pet's behavior. Credit: Getty Creative 1. FEEDING TIMES It's no longer considered standard regimen to feed your pet once a day or leave food out all day - also known as free-feeding - unless recommended by your veterinarian due to a medical reason. "Just think about how you would feel (and look) if you were only able to eat once every 24 hours, or kept nibbling on a high-calorie food all day long," says Nan Arthur, dog behavior expert and owner of Whole Dog Training. Arthur recommends asking your veterinarian if...