Doin’ The Displacement

AUG, 2015 “Whenever you are examining someone else, you are bound to learn many interesting things of which you were not previously aware.” ―Lemony Snicket Do you have a long list of things to do, but even more reasons not to do them? I do.  We all do. We have lists of must-do today, gotta-do …

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Growls Are Better Than the Alternative

May 2015 Growls Are Good.  Let me be clearer: Growling is good when compared to not growling, and biting instead. In this post I will share with you what I have learned over the years concerning The Growl.   Why I Don't Recommend Punishing a Dog for Growling.   When a dog growls he/she is asking …

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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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Ladder of Aggression

The Ladder of Aggression:  What every dog guardian needs to know Do you know the subtle signals that dogs give when they are stressed?  Did you know that if you don't help your dog, they can escalate? Here's a great way to see how your dog's behavior can escalate into aggression.  Think of a ladder …

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