About Terry Albert

Terry Albert is the author of eight books about dogs as well as an artist who specializes in pet portraits. She is a former dog trainer and has fostered or boarded hundreds of dogs in her home.

How to be the Perfect Pet-Sitting Client

How to be the Perfect Pet-Sitting Client

Travel & Safety

What information does your pet sitter need to efficiently care for your home and pets? After 25 years as a pet sitter, I find it falls into two categories: pet care and “all that other stuff.” Here’s how to ensure that your pet sitter knows the most important details about your animal’s care. Meals, Meds, […]

How To Recognize Fireworks Fear And Help Your Pet Cope

How To Recognize Fireworks Fear And Help Your Pet Cope

Training

The Fourth of July is one of the busiest days of the year for animal control officers. Lost and terrified pets fill shelters. Booming fireworks cause frightened dogs to jump fences they’ve never jumped before; others leap from their owners’ arms and disappear across a busy street. An anxious dog may show subtle or dramatic […]

8 Steps to Fear Free Nail Trims For You And Your Cat

8 Steps to Fear Free Nail Trims For You And Your Cat

Training

Do you dread trimming your cat’s claws? Does kitty feel the same way as you do? It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some techniques to help both of you get through the process without a meltdown and turn it into an enjoyable bonding time. Cat Claws 101 Your cat’s claws are similar […]

Make Brushing Time Bonding Time

Make Brushing Time Bonding Time

Grooming

Your long haired dog needs regular brushing to keep his coat healthy, even if he makes regular trips to the groomer. Relax and enjoy some bonding time while you brush and cuddle together. Grooming can be a big job, but you don’t have to brush him from head to toe in one sitting. Teach him […]

What To Do When You Adopt a Fearful Dog

What To Do When You Adopt a Fearful Dog

Training

You love your new family member, but you notice that she seems hand-shy or that she cowers whenever she encounters something that didn’t faze your previous dog. It’s common to assume that dogs like this must have been abused in their previous home, but that’s not necessarily the case. It is more likely that she […]