Training & Behavior

Behavior in Public Places: 6 Easy Steps to a Well-Mannered Pooch

While my dog is obedient at home, taking him out in public around other dogs or in close proximity with someone who may pet him is usually a disaster. If your dog is anything like mine, they suddenly lose their innate sense of hearing and you may wonder if “intelligent” should be listed under their breed description anymore. But don’t lose hope: your dog is simply just as excited as you are about the new environment and just needs a little practice with his table manners. By the time patio weather is in full swing, we will hopefully have my pooch and yours minding their p’s and q’s in public in no time. Here are a few tips that have helped me to get you started...

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Feline H20

The lowdown on keeping kitties properly hydrated

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A Dog By Any Other Name, Listens

Why your dog’s name might be the reason he isn’t listening

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Creating a Snug Cat Habitat

Tips for Keeping Your Indoor Cat Warmer in Winter

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Pet Safety Tips for July 4th

30% more pets go missing around July 4th than any other time of year. Help protect your furry family member with these helpful safety tips from!

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Caring for your Kitten

Kitten season is upon us, and many of you may have likely adopted, or are looking to adopt, a new feline friend. Although you probably have a good understanding of basic kitten care, I wanted to offer some tips that can be helpful in caring for your new kitty. These are a few critical points that can have lifelong benefits for you and your new friend. And, while they may seem simple, they are often overlooked...

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The Cruelty of Cat Declawing

To many Americans, it may come as a surprise that declawing a cat is illegal in countries across the world, where it is recognized as animal cruelty. It may also come as a surprise that it is indeed cruel. After all, we love our pets. We love our cats. And yet, many Americans continue to subject their feline friends to a barbaric procedure simply because they don't fully understand the procedure and its implications...

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Beyond the Backyard

Simply put, we love our dogs. We pamper them with yummy treats and belly rubs. We walk them, and toss the ball, and play chase in the yard. And that’s just the beginning! There are so many ways in which you can enrich your dog’s daily life while strengthening the bond you share and having fun to boot! Here are six of my favorite ways to offer health and happiness to your pooch pal...

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3 Things all Dogs Should Know

There are three core behaviors that every dog will benefit from knowing and practicing reliably. Follow these tips for creating a better bond with your pooch pal...

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2 Ways to Speak Dog

Dogs are masters at using all parts of their bodies to relay their intent. The two ends of our furry friends are the most expressive, actually: eyes and tails can tell us a lot about how Fido is feeling...

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