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Clicker training for pets

Is Clicker Training Right for You and Your Dog?


If you have a dog, you probably have heard how clicker training is supposed to be more fun (and effective) for both you and your dog. It is also touted as enabling a faster learning turnaround than the more traditional voice command training.  Hearing that clicker training is a better option, you may have tried […]



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PetFirst’s March 2015 Pet Of The Month Contest Winner


CONGRATS TO JUNEAU, PETFIRST’S MARCH 2015 PET OF THE MONTH! Juneau is truly one lucky dog and we’re proud to call her our March pet of the month! “Juneau is my baby girl whom I rescued from the shelter when she was about 12 weeks old. She was being euthanized the next morning for having […]



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PetFirst’s February 2015 Pet of the Month Contest Winner


CONGRATS TO HARVEY, PETFIRST’S FEBRUARY 2015 PET OF THE MONTH! Harvey the dog with his truly exceptional and is definitely deserving of the pet of the month title! “We rescued our chocolate lab about 2 year ago.  He had been shot in the face on the left hand side loosing a few teeth and jaw […]



Tips for Adopting a Pet


Adopting a new pet is an exciting time, for both you and the pet. Rescuing a pet from a shelter is even more rewarding – you are saving the life of a loving dog or cat while also bringing joy to your home. Although, it can take some time and patience for both you and […]



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PetFirst’s April Pet of the Month Contest Winners


CONGRATS TO DaisyCharles & Duke, PETFIRST’S APRIL PETS OF THE MONTH! DaisyCharles and Duke Sammut are the winners of the April PetFirst Pet of the Month.  Read on to see how their pet parent’s life has changed since rescuing the two mix breed dogs.  “In November 2010, my Dad fell ill and I left my […]



How to be a responsible pet owner


CHECKLIST FOR RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS Would you consider yourself a responsible pet owner?  February is National Responsible Pet Owner Month, something we hope all pet owners are committed to being before taking on a pet.  But sometimes even the most well-meaning pet owner needs to be reminded of the rules and guidelines to follow when […]



The Benefits of Adopting a Senior Pet


SENIOR PET ADOPTION AND OWNERSHIP LEADS TO YEARS OF COMPANIONSHIP AND LOVE. The care and well-being of Senior Pets is a growing concern across the United States.  PetFirst wants to help change this by discussing the list of benefits when it comes to adopting a Senior Pet. Less destruction and more manners:  Senior dogs and […]



June Is Adopt-A-Cat Month


According to the American Humane Association, approximately 4 million cats end up in animal shelters every year in the United States.  If your family could use one more addition, consider adopting a cat from your local shelter.  You’ll not only be saving a life, you’ll be enriching your own as well. People of any age can benefit […]



PetFirst Gives To Local Pet Organization Affected By Budget Cuts


JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (December 18, 2008) – Nationwide pet insurance provider, PetFirst Healthcare, based in Jeffersonville, marked the holiday season by contributing to an organization that keeps four-legged friends close to its heart all year long, and that is one of the many organizations affected by recent city budget cuts. PetFirst donated $500 to Louisville Metro […]