Tag Archives: pets

Clicker Training Basics

Clicker Training Basics

Training

Clicker training techniques allow us to communicate with our animals using positive reinforcement.  Positive reinforcement (which you may sometimes see abbreviated as +R) is one of the quadrants of learning. It involves adding something desirable to the interaction to increase the likelihood that an animal will repeat a behavior. To enhance its benefits, positive reinforcement […]

Holiday Risks? What to Worry About and When to Chill

Holiday Risks? What to Worry About and When to Chill

Holidays

Stealing boxes of chocolates. Climbing the tree. Eating the decorations. When it comes to celebrating the holidays at home, many of the things that make the season merry and bright for humans are potential dangers to four-legged family members. But not all of them are as dangerous as you may think. We take a look […]

How to Avoid Holiday Stress in Pets

How to Avoid Holiday Stress in Pets

Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year is finally here. The holidays bring festive decorations, bustling preparations, celebrations … and too often, stress. While we worry about how to get everything done or how to adjust our plans to the challenges of 2020, we can’t forget to care for our beloved pets. The holidays can […]

Car Safety: Do You Protect Your Pet?

Car Safety: Do You Protect Your Pet?

Travel & Safety

It’s a worldwide trend: Our pets are joining us more and more on vacation. That was happening before the pandemic, and it hasn’t stopped. But with that comes the importance of ensuring our pets’ safety on the road, especially with car travel. A study published last year on PubMed compared pet travel in the United […]

The Pandemic Is Transforming Lives—for Pets and People  

The Pandemic Is Transforming Lives—for Pets and People  

Relationships

While the Age of Isolation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has not been kind to people, conversely, it has had many wonderful positive benefits for pets. For starters, it has transformed shelters across America, producing empty cages as people welcome cats, dogs, and other critters into their lives, offering both forever homes and foster […]