Does Your Cat Hate Company? Help Her Cope

Does Your Cat Hate Company? Help Her Cope

Behavior & Training

Does your cat make a beeline under the bed whenever the doorbell rings? Does he seem to disappear into thin air whenever a visitor enters your home? If this sounds like your feline companion, you’re not alone. Many cats are shy when it comes to visitors. Fear of strangers can be a normal behavior in […]

Off-Leash Dog? Head Off Trail Tensions

Off-Leash Dog? Head Off Trail Tensions

Behavior & Training

“Don’t worry!” you call out. “He’s friendly!” Your dog is barreling down the wooded trail ahead of you, aiming his greeting at another hiker with a dog on leash. Your canine buddy just loves everyone, and you can tell he’s excited to make some new friends. You soon realize this is not going to happen, […]

Do Cats Love Us? Science Says Yes!

Do Cats Love Us? Science Says Yes!

Behavior & Training

It’s long been a kind of running joke in the popular media that cats don’t much care about their humans, and that as long as we feed them, they’re just fine. A spate of studies that came out a few years ago, most of which were not well designed and were even less well understood […]

Stress-Free Holidays With Pets? Here’s How

Stress-Free Holidays With Pets? Here’s How

Behavior & Training

Dangling ornaments. Rich food. Brightly blooming plants. Parties. No matter what your species—human, canine or feline—there’s a lot to love about the holidays. But in the wrong hands, er, paws, those same things can cause everything from a bellyache to a bite to a trip to the emergency room. Here are three ways to avoid […]