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For Immediate Release: Home Dog Training of South Florida Promotes Animal Disaster Preparedness Day Tips for Helping Your Pets Stay Calm and Safe

Fort Lauderdale April 23, 2012--The summer months bring an increase in natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. In recognition of May 12, Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, Home Dog Training of South Florida wants to help prepare pet owners with information about what to do in the event of a natural disaster. "Natural disasters create immense stress for pets and pet owners alike," said Robin Edwards, dog behavioral therapist and trainer"People can easily get caught up in the chaos of the storm and forget to help their pets. It is important to include your pets in your emergency safety plans. By being prepared, you can help ensure the safety and well-being of your pets should a disaster occur."
These general guidelines can help you prepare for a natural disaster.
Research a safe place to take your pets. Most emergency shelters do not allow pets. Ask friends or relatives if they can shelter you and your pets.Look for pet-friendly facilities and lod…

For Immediate Release: Home Dog Training of South Florida Observes National Pet Week with Top 10 Tips for Dog Owners

Fort Lauderdale, Florida April 16, 2012 - In celebration of National Pet Week (May 6-12), Home Dog Training of South Florida has issued a list of the "Top 10 Things Every Dog Owner Should Know."
"As part of our commitment to encourage a balanced, positive relationship between owners and dogs, we have compiled a top 10 list to help dog owners better understand their canine pets," said Robin Edwards, dog behavioral therapist. "What better way to celebrate National Pet Week than by promoting a better understanding of man's best friend?" 1. A dog is a dog. "The greatest misconception many dog owners have is to assume their dogs communicate the way people do," Edwards said. Dogs intuitively follow the same rules and exhibit many of the same behavioral patterns as their wild ancestors. To effectively train your dog, you must first understand his instinctual behavior. 2. All dogs think in terms of survival. Dogs naturally know that livi…