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  • Pet Tip: Leash Alternatives for a Rambunctious Rover

    Pet Tip: Leash Alternatives for a Rambunctious Rover

    Tuesday, April 14 2015 12:53 AM EDT2015-04-14 04:53:00 GMT
    Ever wonder who's walking who, when you take your dog out on a leash?Jean Biggins with the Humane Society of Western Montana and Penny, her canine companion, show us different ways to get back in-control of your peppy puppy, in this week's Pet Tip.Hi I'm Jean here at the humane society of western Montana and this is Penny. Penny is a six or seven year old pit bull mix looking for a loving home. And she's going to help me demonstrate some of the walking tools available out there. So, right now...
    Ever wonder who's walking who, when you take your dog out on a leash?Jean Biggins with the Humane Society of Western Montana and Penny, her canine companion, show us different ways to get back in-control of your peppy puppy, in this week's Pet Tip.Hi I'm Jean here at the humane society of western Montana and this is Penny. Penny is a six or seven year old pit bull mix looking for a loving home. And she's going to help me demonstrate some of the walking tools available out there. So, right now...
  • Training Tip: Teaching Your Pooch to Wait at the Door

    Training Tip: Teaching Your Pooch to Wait at the Door

    Wednesday, April 1 2015 1:09 AM EDT2015-04-01 05:09:16 GMT
    Not only is it a polite behavior for your dog to learn, but it's also for its safety, according to animal experts. That is teaching your dog to wait at the door.
    Not only is it a polite behavior for your dog to learn, but it's also for its safety, according to animal experts. That is teaching your dog to wait at the door.
  • Training Tip: How to Trim Your Pet's Claws

    Training Tip: How to Trim Your Pet's Claws

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 12:59 AM EDT2015-03-24 04:59:36 GMT
    What animal wouldn't love a nice mani-pedi? Actually, most people with cats would tell you that it's a lot more pleasant for humans, than their pets.  So, the Humane Society of Western Montana gives us this week's pet tip on how to make trimming claws a less stressful event for both of you.
    What animal wouldn't love a nice mani-pedi? Actually, most people with cats would tell you that it's a lot more pleasant for humans, than their pets.  So, the Humane Society of Western Montana gives us this week's pet tip on how to make trimming claws a less stressful event for both of you.
  • Training Tip: Getting Your Pet Comfortable to Ride in a Pet Carrier

    Training Tip: Getting Your Pet Comfortable to Ride in a Pet Carrier

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 1:31 PM EST2015-02-18 18:31:50 GMT
    Many pets, cats in particular, get anxious when riding in carriers. Jean Biggins with the Humane Society of Western Montana and Aubrey, a 5-year-old feline, show us how to make riding in a carrier comfortable.
    Many pets, cats in particular, get anxious when riding in carriers. Jean Biggins with the Humane Society of Western Montana and Aubrey, a 5-year-old feline, show us how to make riding in a carrier comfortable.
  • Training Tip: Basics Training Techniques for Your Pooch

    Training Tip: Basics Training Techniques for Your Pooch

    Wednesday, February 18 2015 1:30 PM EST2015-02-18 18:30:11 GMT
    Trainer Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Sunny, a one-year-old Shar pei-Lab mix demonstrate basic tips for training your pet.
    Trainer Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Sunny, a one-year-old Shar pei-Lab mix demonstrate basic tips for training your pet.
  • Training Tip: Walking Your Pet on a Leash

    Training Tip: Walking Your Pet on a Leash

    Friday, January 16 2015 7:52 PM EST2015-01-17 00:52:51 GMT
    Any pet owner knows an excited pooch is difficult to walk on a leash. In this training tip, Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Haskle, which is an eight-month-old Shepherd Hound-mix, show us how to loose-leash walk.
    Any pet owner knows an excited pooch is difficult to walk on a leash. In this training tip, Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Haskle, which is an eight-month-old Shepherd Hound-mix, show us how to loose-leash walk.

  • Training Tip: Teaching Your Pet to Lay Down Using a Lure

    Training Tip: Teaching Your Pet to Lay Down Using a Lure

    Tuesday, December 30 2014 7:13 PM EST2014-12-31 00:13:23 GMT
    In this Training Tip, Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana with the help of Maverick, an eight-month-old Lab-mix, show you how to teach your dog to lay down using a lure.
    In this Training Tip, Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana with the help of Maverick, an eight-month-old Lab-mix, show you how to teach your dog to lay down using a lure.
  • Training Tip: Making Meal Time Fun with Food Toys

    Training Tip: Making Meal Time Fun with Food Toys

    Tuesday, December 30 2014 7:11 PM EST2014-12-31 00:11:56 GMT
    Meal time: Let's be honest. It's your pet's favorite time of the day. In this Training Tip, Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Gunner, which is a three-year-old Weimaraner, Hound-mix, show us how to make meal time more fun with food toys.
    Meal time: Let's be honest. It's your pet's favorite time of the day. In this Training Tip, Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Gunner, which is a three-year-old Weimaraner, Hound-mix, show us how to make meal time more fun with food toys.
  • Training Tip: Preventing Your Pet from Jumping Up

    Training Tip: Preventing Your Pet from Jumping Up

    Tuesday, December 16 2014 6:40 PM EST2014-12-16 23:40:13 GMT
    It can be a pet parent's worst nightmare: your pet unexpectedly jumps up on a guest, startling or scaring them. Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Sadie, a two-year-old Lab mix, give us some tips on how to prevent this in this week's Training Tip.
    It can be a pet parent's worst nightmare: your pet unexpectedly jumps up on a guest, startling or scaring them. Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Sadie, a two-year-old Lab mix, give us some tips on how to prevent this in this week's Training Tip.

  • Training Tip: Keeping Your Pet Warm and Safe in the Winter

    Training Tip: Keeping Your Pet Warm and Safe in the Winter

    Friday, December 5 2014 6:29 PM EST2014-12-05 23:29:25 GMT
    As our temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall, not only do we need to keep ourselves warm and safe in the winter, but we can not neglect our pets. Jean Biggins with the Humane Society of Western Montana and Buddha bring us some easy-to-remember tips for keeping your four-legged friend cozy in the cold.
    As our temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall, not only do we need to keep ourselves warm and safe in the winter, but we can not neglect our pets. Jean Biggins with the Humane Society of Western Montana and Buddha bring us some easy-to-remember tips for keeping your four-legged friend cozy in the cold.

  • Training Tip: House Training Your Pet in the Cold, Winter Months

    Training Tip: House Training Your Pet in the Cold, Winter Months

    Friday, December 5 2014 6:25 PM EST2014-12-05 23:25:18 GMT
    When the snow flies and the temperatures get cold, our dogs experience lapses in their house training. Trainer Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Junie explain to us how to move forward with the training.
    When the snow flies and the temperatures get cold, our dogs experience lapses in their house training. Trainer Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana and Junie explain to us how to move forward with the training.

  • Training Tip: Teaching Your Dog How to Shake Off It's Muddy Paws

    Training Tip: Teaching Your Dog How to Shake Off It's Muddy Paws

    Monday, November 17 2014 6:04 PM EST2014-11-17 23:04:30 GMT
    It is that time of year when the wet, snowy weather creates muddy conditions. In this week's Training Tip from the Humane Society of Western Montana, Trainer Jean Biggins and Buddha, a six-year-old Pitbull mix, demonstrate a useful skill that will help us wipe our pet's muddy paws, and that skill is shake.
    It is that time of year when the wet, snowy weather creates muddy conditions. In this week's Training Tip from the Humane Society of Western Montana, Trainer Jean Biggins and Buddha, a six-year-old Pitbull mix, demonstrate a useful skill that will help us wipe our pet's muddy paws, and that skill is shake.
  • Training Tip: Using 'Clicker Training' to Overcome Fears

    Training Tip: Using 'Clicker Training' to Overcome Fears

    Monday, November 10 2014 12:38 PM EST2014-11-10 17:38:29 GMT
    Trimming your dog's nails is part of maintaining proper hygiene for your pet. But for some of our four-legged friends, it may be a stressful experience. Trainer Jean Biggins at the Humane Society of Western Montana and Duke, a 6-year-old pit bull mix, demonstrated how to use a 'clicker' to help a dog who is nervous about having its nails trimmed.
    Trimming your dog's nails is part of maintaining proper hygiene for your pet. But for some of our four-legged friends, it may be a stressful experience. Trainer Jean Biggins at the Humane Society of Western Montana and Duke, a 6-year-old pit bull mix, demonstrated how to use a 'clicker' to help a dog who is nervous about having its nails trimmed.

  • Training Tip: How to Teach Your Pooch to Stay

    Training Tip: How to Teach Your Pooch to Stay

    Monday, November 3 2014 12:10 PM EST2014-11-03 17:10:33 GMT
    Jean Biggins with the Humane Society of Western Montana and Peaches, a one-year-old German Shepard mix, demonstrate how to teach your dog 'stay.'
    Jean Biggins with the Humane Society of Western Montana and Peaches, a one-year-old German Shepard mix, demonstrate how to teach your dog 'stay.'
  • Training Tip: Teaching Your Dog to Bark on Cue

    Training Tip: Teaching Your Dog to Bark on Cue

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:14:30 GMT
    One way to train your pooch to stop compulsive barking is to teach them to bark on cue, as Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana shows us in this week's Training Tip.
    One way to train your pooch to stop compulsive barking is to teach them to bark on cue, as Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana shows us in this week's Training Tip.
  • Training Tip: Relieving Your Pet's Stress

    Training Tip: Relieving Your Pet's Stress

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:13:22 GMT
    Health experts for years have touted that owning a pet, like a dog or a cat, can help relieve stress for you and your family. But what do you do when your furry friend is stressed or anxious?
    Health experts for years have touted that owning a pet, like a dog or a cat, can help relieve stress for you and your family. But what do you do when your furry friend is stressed or anxious?

  • Training Tip: Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called

    Training Tip: Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:12:16 GMT
    This week, Trainer Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana teaches us an important pet-saving skill: how to teach your dog to come when called.
    This week, Trainer Jean Biggins from the Humane Society of Western Montana teaches us an important pet-saving skill: how to teach your dog to come when called.
  • Training Tip: Using Toys to Train Your Pets

    Training Tip: Using Toys to Train Your Pets

    Thursday, October 16 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-10-16 16:10:40 GMT
    A dog's favorite toy can be a pet owner's favorite training tool.
    A dog's favorite toy can be a pet owner's favorite training tool.
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