9 Tips To Housetrain Your Puppy Or Adult Dog

9 Tips To Housetrain Your Puppy Or Adult Dog

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, […]

Helping Your Dog or Cat Chill May Add Years to their Lives

Helping Your Dog or Cat Chill May Add Years to their Lives

Training

Can fear, anxiety, and stress be stealing precious heartbeats from your beloved pet at home? That’s the theory being studied by Dr. Robert Hamlin, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM. His work is examining the idea that stress, especially when it triggers the body’s fight or flee “sympathetic storm” mechanism, not only affects the quality of your […]

Why Does My Dog Look Guilty?

Why Does My Dog Look Guilty?

Training

When your dog meets you at the door, head low with ears slicked back and eyes averted, is that a canine apology? Does your dog look guilty? The behaviors certainly mimic what humans associate with feeling shame or apology. Whether or not this accurately reflects the dog’s true feelings is open to debate. Not all […]

Why Does My Cat Conduct “Gravity Experiments?” How Cats Play

Why Does My Cat Conduct “Gravity Experiments?” How Cats Play

Training

How cats play varies between kitties, but there are some techniques nearly all share. My cat Seren-Kitty played “gravity experiments,” knocking things off tables, until the past few years. At age 21, she’s finally slowed down, but before that Seren never had an off-switch and was a cat-play maniac from the moment she entered my […]

Cat-cophony? Take The Fear Out Of Loud Noises

Cat-cophony? Take The Fear Out Of Loud Noises

Training

Do cats develop fears of loud noises such as fireworks? You bet! Cats have keen hearing that is as sensitive as that of dogs. We don’t always recognize that a cat may be fearful of loud noises because unlike dogs, who may engage in destructive behavior in an attempt to escape, the typical feline response […]

Take The Scare Out Of Care

Take The Scare Out Of Care

Training, Travel & Safety

The scare of care begins at home for many cats. Being shoved into a carrier and taken on an unwanted car ride causes stress levels to rise and often become overwhelming before the cat ever sets paw inside the exam room. That cumulative unease and upset have a detrimental effect on the cat’s ability to […]

Help! My Dog Pees on my Bed!

Help! My Dog Pees on my Bed!

Training

You’ve had a long day and all you want to do is slide in between the sheets. As you do so, however, you feel a cold wet spot. Ugh! Your dog has urinated on your bed. Why Does This Happen? Many theories have been offered as to why some dogs urinate on their owners’ beds. […]