To Lower Stress, Play’s The Thing

To Lower Stress, Play’s The Thing

Exercise & Enrichment

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 […]

Can An Adventure Lifestyle Benefit Your Cat?

Can An Adventure Lifestyle Benefit Your Cat?

Exercise & Enrichment

Anyone who spends much time on Instagram has seen them: cats in backpacks, cats hiking up trails, cats on leashes enjoying the wild outdoors with their people. There’s even a dedicated hashtag for these kitties: #adventurecat. In fact, a whole book was written about these intrepid felines. Adventure Cats: Living 9 Lives to the Fullest […]

On A Tight Leash?

On A Tight Leash?

Exercise & Enrichment

Each day that I took Chipper out for a walk, I launched into high-attentive mode. My husky-golden retriever mix who lived to be 14 was quite friendly to all people and even all cats. And she was extremely loyal to and tolerant of dogs in her pack of pals, but when it came to encountering […]