Interview Advisory - How to Set Puppies and Kittens up for Success

TORONTO, Nov. 19 /CNW/ - Puppies and kittens are undeniably cute with their oversized paws, big eyes and playful spirits. But without proper training those adorable young pets can turn into less delightful cats and dogs - which helps explain why one in five puppies are abandoned before the age of two. New pet owners can feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of socializing, training, and caring for a puppy or kitten, and since more than one half of Canadian households (51 per cent) own a pet, a large part of the population faces these challenges every day.

But new pet owners can feel more confident in their role thanks to the new free online resources and Canadians can easily access pet-related information with the simple click of a mouse. They can even train their puppies by using the online interactive videos by award-winning dog trainer Kayl McCann. Gone are the days of bellowing out a dogs name in the park only to see him running in the opposite direction!

Kayl can speak with you about straightforward training techniques that highlight how easy it can be to train one's puppy or kitten (when you know what you're doing, of course). If you are in the GTA or surrounding areas, she can even bring young animals with her for a demonstration!

    WHO:   Kayl McCann, award-winning dog trainer

    WHAT:  Making the basics actually work - When taught properly, these
           simple tricks (sit, stay, come and heel) are easy for puppies to
           learn and help establish the owner as the leader in the pet-parent

           Good grooming - Kayl can teach pet owners how to care for their
           puppy in a nice, gentle way so they don't shy away from esthetic

           The healthy hug - This technique is a quick and simple way to find
           out if your puppy needs less food, more food, or is just right

    WHEN:  November 25th or 26th, 2009


For further information: For further information: or to schedule an interview with Kayl McCann, please contact: Jordana Wolch, Stephanie Bonk, (416) 969-2666, (416) 969-2755,,

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