Categories
Equines Fears & Anxieties

How to Recognize Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Your Horse

Article

Reading Time: < 1 minute Do you know how to tell if your horse is fearful, anxious, or stressed? We can help. Using a scale of 0 to 5, our handout shares the signs to look for.

Categories
Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

8 Tips to Help Prevent Separation Anxiety

Article

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dogs don’t have to develop separation anxiety. Every dog needs to learn some independence so they’re comfortable staying home alone when their people are at work or school. Since they can’t read a book or turn the TV on to watch the Food Channel, our handout offers advice on providing ways dogs can entertain themselves […]

Categories
Cats Fears & Anxieties

Stress Sponges: How Cats Pick Up On Our Emotions

Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we’re stressed, our pets get stressed, causing changes in their health and behavior.

Categories
Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Other

How Stress, Diet, and Health Cause Parrots to Pick Their Feathers

Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Feather picking has a number of possible causes and sometimes is the result of a combination of factors.

Categories
Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

What SNL Doesn’t Get About Dogs

Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Comedy and fear are two sides of the same coin, but not when dogs are involved. What we’d change about Saturday Night Live’s dog show skit.

Categories
Activities & Enrichment Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

Bright Lights, Starring Role: 8 Tips for a Successful Pro Photoshoot With Your Dog

Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Keep an open mind and trust that even with a dog who is uncertain about the process, a photographer can still capture amazing photos.

Categories
Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

The Snarling Side of Fear

Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes “CAN HE HAVE CHICKEN?” I yelled, projecting over the commotion of the terrier barking and growling at me. He was safely behind a baby gate, something I had arranged ahead of time with my client. This was our first meeting. “SURE!” the client yelled back. I tossed a piece of freeze-dried chicken over the baby […]

Categories
Cats Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

Conquer Your Cat’s Fear of the Big, Bad Vacuum

Article

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I pull out the vacuum, Mollie disappears. Fortunately, our house is large enough that she has plenty of “safe” places to hide – often the linen closet upstairs or inside a kitchen cabinet. There’s a name for this fear: Zuigerphobia. It’s a specific phobia, which is an irrational, yet excessive fear of a particular […]

Categories
Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Training & Grooming

Nail Trims Don’t Have to Be Scary. How to Keep Them Fear Free for Both of You

Article

Reading Time: < 1 minute Learn seven stress-free ways to set yourself and your pets up for success with at-home nail care.

Categories
Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

Monster Alert! Helping Your Dog Overcome Fear of the Vacuum Cleaner

Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes “The monster must DIE!” At least, that’s what I imagined the Chow mix was thinking as she launched herself at the vacuum cleaner, growling and snapping as if she were taking on a zombie horde. I cued the owner to shut off the machine. “You’re right,” I nodded. “She hates the vacuum cleaner.” Now that […]