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Turn Them On To Tune Them In

I’m a dog trainer, and the type of training I use is called “reward based.” That means when your dog does something correct, I mark it, either with a clicker or a word, then the dog is rewarded for the behavior.



Article by Debbie Perry, CPDT-KA,

Courteous Canines

Volunteer Opportunities

Paws & Hearts

Are you interested in teaming with your pet and being a Canine Ambassador?

For information contact: 760-836-1406,

PS Animal Shelter Volunteer Opportunities

Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is looking for energetic and compassionate people who want to be part of the team that will make the Palm Springs Animal Shelter among the most progressive animal care centers in the country.  Please visit


Cover Models!

Do you want to have your dog or cat featured on the

cover of DPC or OCPC?

E-mail us a photo of your pets and if your they are chosen, we'll photograph them for the cover of a future Desert Pet Companion.

E-mail your photo and contact information to:


Photo courtesy of Pam Price and Jim Dunn.

Photograph by Karen Buxbaum.

If Your Dog Is Attacked, Will You Know What To Do?

Dog attacks are traumatic experiences for both humans and dogs. It’s something all dog owners worry about and hope will never happen. But if it did happen to your dog, would you know what to do?



Article by Valerie Masi, Best Paw Forward

Dog/Child Etiquette

The risk of being bitten by a dog is low compared to other common causes of accidents, in or out of the household, but that’s no consolation to those who find themselves on the business end of a pair of canine choppers. Kids are especially vulnerable.



Article by Lori Carmen, Dream Dogs

Local Events

Please visit our Facebook page for Event updates, photos and additional content. Pet social activities and fundraisers are infrequent during the summer because of the heat.


Training Articles

Communicating Clearly with Your Dog

Dogs are not people, and they do not appreciate the subtleties of language. They need clear verbal commands, performed over and over in exactly the same way, to be trained to give you a reliable response.



Article by Pamela Johnson, Pam4Paws

Great Deals & Product Highlights



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