TIP #1: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
Water is the only thing to which your pet should have unlimited access, and the purity of your pet's drinking water is a serious consideration. Animals know when they're thirsty and they should have free access to clean containers of pure, healthy water, yet contaminated drinking water is a common cause of health problems. The simple act of replacing tap water with distilled, bottled or filtered water can bring surprising, dramatic improvements to your own health as well as your pets.
- excerpted from The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care
TIP #2: BABY STEPS LEAD TO SUCCESS
You cannot rush the learning process when teaching a new behavior. Start with a step your dog can handle, and when he has mastered it, move on to the next one. Doing too much too soon will confuse your dog and frustrate you, which benefits no one.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI