Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Keep Pets Safe Tonight

It's New Years Eve.  One of the scariest holidays for our pets.  Pets who normally wouldn't leave the yard might do so when frightened.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Stress Reduction for Behavioral Issues

When our dogs are faced with behavioral difficulties, it often helps to look at the big picture rather than just concentrate on the “problem” at hand.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Today is a Great Day to Start Dr Karen Overall's Relaxation Protocol

     

Developed by Dr Karen Overall, the Relaxation Protocol is a great tool for nervous dogs, hyper dogs, noise phobic dogs, dogs who have separation anxiety, etc..

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Good Dog Training Doesn't Make Good Television

A television program that shows the proper method for solving behavioral issues would be quite boring. It would look a lot like the below video

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Compulsive Disorders Part II - References

Compulsive Disorders in Pets

  • Do your pets have any habits? Chasing their tails, darting after shadows, etc..?
    Sometimes habits are harmless.  Sometimes they can be easily fixed by getting the dog's attention and redirecting to something else. Sometimes what appears to be a nervous habit might actually be a medical issue. Some pets might have a  serious compulsive disorder.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Screaming Kids and Other Noises. Part I - Management

Do outside sounds like screaming kids, motorcycles, and garbage trucks frighten your dog?  Of course we can work on helping our pets feel better about certain noises. But we have to start at a point where our dog isn't scared or reactive.  In order to do that, we need to find a way to make outside sounds less scary.