Clicking with Cats!

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. ― Isaac Asimov Who says you can't train cats?? ... A lot of people. Most people I meet (even my cat and dog clients) believe you can't train cats to do a darn thang. …

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From Cat-Nappings to Trusted Travels!

How to Transform Trips to the Vet from Cat-Nappings to Trusted Travels!

Try Giving Instead of Taking

There is a very common myth that taking an animal’s food or toys away while they are enjoying them, will teach the animal to allow anyone to come up and take things from them.  This “technique” at best, is usually viewed as an annoyance to the animal, but at worst it can trigger or create …

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The Fourth of July Doesn’t Have to Be “Feline Fright Night”!

The 4th of July is a favorite day of celebration for many people, but let’s be honest.  It’s a day of terror for many pets.  And while we're at it, let's be even more precise: the Forth of July might as well be renamed “Feline Fright Night” for most cats.  So what's a devoted cat guardian to do?? There is …

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Things That Go BOOM In The Night

June 28th 2014 Soon people all over the U.S. will be celebrating the Fourth of July and our neighbors to the north are preparing for Canada Day!  Folks everywhere are getting ready for the visual and sound Smörgåsbord paired with good food, great friends, and family.  However, most animals would probably order the food, but hold the fireworks. So while …

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Provide Comfort When They Are Afraid.

May 2014 May 2014 Have the Memorial Day weekend fireworks and celebrations started in your neighborhood yet?  They started here several nights ago, and none of the animals were pleased, to say the least.  As their guardian, it’s my job to take the time to help them cope with the onslaught of noise, and change …

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Fortify the barriers! Be proactive instead of reactive!

Today's tip for ‪#‎NationalDogBitePrevention‬ Week:  Be proactive instead of reactive! If you are expecting a certified letter or a package to be delivered to your front door, place your dog(s) in a separate room, and securely close that door before you open your front door. Dogs have been known to break through screen doors and even plate-glass …

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Cat Agility Is Here To Stay!

The only difference between your abilities and others is the ability to put yourself in their shoes and actually try. ― Leonardo Ruiz The world is full of crazy people doing crazy cool things, so it takes a lot to impress me these days, but a young girl from the Czech Republic has trained her cat, Suki, …

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