Scrolling through Facebook, it doesn’t take long before you stumble upon a video featuring someone holding their cat up and having them “dance” to music, where someone is trying to get a reaction out of their cat if they poke them or say something in a different voice, scaring pets intentionally, or even all the videos of cucumbers behind cats.Read More
I'm not sure why Peach started to go up on our counters this week, but each time she was up there, her actions were reinforced, either by the reward of licking the dirty dishes, or the enrichment of playing with the miscellaneous objects on our counters. As the week progressed, the counter surfing became more and more frequent. We'd been busy this week and didn't have much time for training, but at the first opportunity we had, we brainstormed what we could do to stop this. One thing kept coming to the top of my mind…Read More
It is considered normal, if not required to train a new puppy or dog. Obedience classes, private sessions, dog sports, and help with behavioral problems are all common services for dogs. A quick google search will reveal plenty of results of dog trainers in your area.
So, why isn’t this the case with cats?Read More
Fourth of July is when the most pets are lost out of any other day of the year. Make sure that their identification is up-to-date. Microchipping is a good option for permanent identification. It is helpful to have an updated picture of your pet in case they get lost.Read More
Some cats are content to drink out of a bowl, but others prefer running water or even your drink! You may also notice that your cat is bored and sulking around or the total opposite bouncing off the walls when it gets hot outside. Water games can help that! These games offer excellent enrichment opportunities to your cat and engage multiple senses.Read More
Cats are capable of many of the same activities that dogs are involved in such as being trained, walked/hiked with, and engaged in play. Enrichment comes in many different forms and simple adjustments in your home can make your cat’s life more fulfilling.Read More