Yes, You Can Train Cats!

Yes, You Can Train Cats!

Behavior & Training

Despite reputations for being aloof, many cats like to ham it up by performing tricks before an audience. I know firsthand as Casey, my orange tabby, feels right at home in the spotlight. That spotlight can be before students in my pet first aid classes where he happily volunteers to be toweled, have his pulse […]

What To Do When You Adopt a Fearful Dog

What To Do When You Adopt a Fearful Dog

Behavior & 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 […]

Dog Behavior: My Dog Pulls On The Leash

Dog Behavior: My Dog Pulls On The Leash

Behavior & Training

Regularly walking a dog is one of the joys of dog ownership. You and your dog get outside, chat with neighbors, and get a bit of exercise. When your dog pulls on the leash, that enjoyment rapidly disappears. Why Do Dogs Pull On The Leash? Dogs pull on the leash because we’re slower than they […]

Why Does Your Dog Howl?

Why Does Your Dog Howl?

Behavior & Training

A howl is a normal part of the canine communication repertoire, but some dog breeds howl more than others. The Northern types such as Alaskan Malamutes even use a typical “woo-woo” happy howl in conversation between each other and human family members.

9 Tips To Housetrain Your Puppy Or Adult Dog

9 Tips To Housetrain Your Puppy Or Adult Dog

Behavior & Training

Sharing living space with our dog friends is a natural extension of pets being an integral part of the family. But what doesn’t feel natural is walking across the carpet and feeling your feet squishing into a pile of poo or your socks soaking up moisture from a puddle of urine on the floor. Likewise, […]