Nose It All: How Cats Communicate With The Nose

Nose It All: How Cats Communicate With The Nose

Behavior & Training

The feline nose is the cute-as-a-button spot we love to “boop” and is of course responsible for the sense of smell, but a cat’s nose is also an important part of feline communication. Besides sniffing out food or danger, one of the most important tasks it performs is to help cats feel comfortable with humans. […]

Service Dogs Need Stress Relief, Too

Service Dogs Need Stress Relief, Too

Behavior & Training

While the pet dog is snoozing on the couch after a meal, a walk, and a game of fetch, the service dog is on duty. She is always ready to work, even in the middle of night. Because of the nature of the work — looking for something amiss, something dangerous — these working dogs […]

To Lower Stress, Play’s The Thing

To Lower Stress, Play’s The Thing

Behavior & Training

We’ve all heard that exercise lowers stress, but working as a dog trainer I also observed that the combination of physical and mental exercise does the job even better.  Play is the answer, engaging your dog’s mind along with his muscles. Try to avoid over the top play. Getting a dog overly excited is hardly […]