Forge A Fear Free Fortress For Fido

Forge A Fear Free Fortress For Fido

Behavior & Training

When your pet is fearful, anxious, stressed, or just plain needs extra space, you don’t always have time to figure out how to deal with it. Having an action plan in place is a preventive step you can take to help your pet feel safe, one that can stand alone or be used in tandem […]

How to Socialize Your New Dog or Puppy

How to Socialize Your New Dog or Puppy

Behavior & Training

What makes one dog outgoing, friendly, and great with people, while another dog can be shy, timid, or downright unfriendly around strangers? A lot has to do with how and when the dog was socialized as a puppy. The first couple months of a puppy’s life helps to shape his personality and how he will […]

Skunked, Again!

Skunked, Again!

Behavior & Training

If your dog has land to ramble, there’s a good chance he’ll encounter a skunk. City dogs aren’t immune, since wildlife often ignores property boundaries to have babies under your front porch. It’s understandable when clueless dogs get skunked during a close encounter of the stinky kind. But why do they repeat the dirty deed […]

Clawful Behavior

Clawful Behavior

Behavior & Training

For many cat owners, redwood would be a good choice when selecting living room furniture. While we all bemoan that rip-rip sound of claws on fabric just as we’re dozing off at night, we can’t change the fact that nature intended cats to have claws. The act of scratching serves a number of purposes for […]