My first full-length Christmas webisode, “A Jack Russell Christmas,” airs next week. And let me tell you, the action-packed script required me to be in tip-top shape. Luckily for me, I’m already in Jack Russell Terrier shape.
A leash is the perfect tool for keeping a puppy near enough so you can supervise her. However, it can be a little tricky getting some puppies to walk on leash, because some puppies get scared as soon as they feel even a slight tug.
During busy seasons some shelters are filled beyond capacity and the best way to remedy this is to get pets adopted out quickly. Besides ensuring that pets are healthy and the environment low stress so that the animals will be comfortable and engaged, what else can shelters do to get these pets adopted out quickly? The following are six marketing tips for increasing adoption rates.
Frequently in our jobs at veterinary hospitals, shelters or even boarding facilities, we’re so used to dealing with animals and trying to get our jobs done quickly that we forget how our actions can affect the animal or look to the clients. Here are 5 tips for handling dogs and cats in a caring manner.
CattleDog Publishing is pleased to announce a suite of Low Stress Handling products designed to get petcare professionals and staff up to speed quickly on the techniques.
Most of you have probably heard that cats don’t like pottying in covered litter boxes; which is what this setup was, in essence. But according to a recent study, this assumption may be wrong.
Last time we looked at how to use a science-based approach (use of counterconditioning) to dealing with dogs with food bowl aggression and saw that by approaching the problems systematically the solution was pretty straightforward. So how do we tweak that approach to the case where the dog is food aggressive only towards other dogs?
Possession aggression seems like such a puzzling problem; however, if you take a scientific approach then fixing the situation can be straightforward. It’s all about finding a way to help the dog feel like everyone’s going to steal his stuff. So how do you do that?
One animal behavior intern learns the importance of applying science to training in her month-long internship with Dr. Yin.