11 12, 2018

Make Your Dog Happier with these New Year’s Resolutions in 2019

2018-12-11T21:11:47+00:00December 11th, 2018|Animal Advocacy, Animal Behavior, Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Pets|

Christmas is around the corner and the New Year is quickly approaching.  You might be thinking about some new year’s resolutions to start off 2019. Here are a few ideas for happier dogs. Your dogs will be happy if you start implementing these New Year’s resolutions immediately! Implement some passive training. What is passive training [...]

20 08, 2018

Animals in Shelters & Rehoming

2018-08-20T23:02:14+00:00August 20th, 2018|Cat Behavior, Dog Behavior, Pets, Sheltering|

Recently, I read a paper about the relinquishment of animals in shelters and rehoming. It looked at the demographics, as well as reasons, people get rid of their dogs and cats or re-home them. Of course, since the research was based on people surveys, it may not be completely accurate — as people often make [...]

24 11, 2017

Training Tips for Happy Dogs & Holiday Houseguests

2017-12-13T17:57:25+00:00November 24th, 2017|Animal Behavior, Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Pets|

The holidays are approaching. You may be worried about your canine crew mixing with friends and relatives for festive get-togethers—but a little planning and preparation can make the holidays more enjoyable for all. • Doorway etiquette. Teach your dog polite manners at the doorway. Bauer - rescued. © Tara Beddingfield Choose a place [...]

8 09, 2017

Basic Canine Learning Principles

2017-12-11T22:15:19+00:00September 8th, 2017|Animal Behavior, Dog Behavior, Dog Training|

Dogs live in the moment. This means they are very much like toddlers. Dogs are emotional beings. They experience feelings of safety, joy, confusion, happiness, anxiety, and fear. They do not understand how your behavior in the present is related to an event or incident that happened four hours ago, nor do they understand that [...]

6 09, 2017

The significance of bonded pairs – Keep them together

2018-02-22T15:47:10+00:00September 6th, 2017|Animal Behavior, Animal Rescue, Cat Behavior, Dog Behavior, Sheltering|

Kittybear & Zozo Photo by Beth Dayton When looking to adopt only one animal – don't separate bonded pairs, even if one is extra cute or appealing. Instead, look for a singleton. It is a common occurrence that bonded or paired animals are routinely separated at shelters and during rescue. The rationale for [...]