Some research has been done on pets, and soothing music, but not enough formal studies have been conducted. As a result, the positive effects of using a theme to help an animal feel better aren't known yet. But since most animals seem more calm and content when they're listening to soothing music, there's no reason … Continue reading The Healing Power of Music for Pets: Part Two
We already know that music has a positive effect on our daily lives. It's one of the best ways to reduce stress, increase relaxation, and even help us get better sleep and feel more alert throughout the day. Studies show that classical music is perfect for this, but other professionals also seem to deal with … Continue reading The Healing Power of Music for Pets: Part One
If you haven't met me personally, let me tell ya, I do not like to recommend anything that I don't know 100% works. Also, as a Canine Behaviorist who works with all types of anxiety day in and day out, I was a bit skeptical of the thundershirt at first. The company had some proving … Continue reading Dog Thundershirts and Why You Need One
Your dog may be perfectly content and calm without any behavior problems around women and children, but when a man approaches (even if it's just one man he or she knows) she can become a completely different dog. Some dogs may try to hide from you (the man), cower or show submissive behavior, shake, or … Continue reading I’m a Man and My Dog is Afraid of Me… What Do I Do?
Essential oils for your dog are a simple, safe, and healthy solution to many issues. And, they can help your dog live a longer, happier life. Research has shown essential oils have the ability to relieve conditions ranging from itchy skin to digestion problems. From anxiety to depression. And, so much more. But… there’s still … Continue reading Find Out How Essential Oils Can Help Your Dog
Guarding possessions, whether it be food, a special toy, or any other item, is a normal behavior in dogs. When dogs ran wild, they were forced to guard their possessions to survive. Those who did guard their food, and/or their family were more likely to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, this could become an issue for … Continue reading Eliminate Food-Guarding Behavior in 7 Steps
There is a commonality among herding dog breeds-- they bite ankles! Why?! Dog breeds like the Corgi, the Great Pyrenees, the German Shepherd, and others, and even mixes are known to bite ankles when playing. Well, they're trying to herd you. Think about their instincts for a moment. Way back when, the sheep or other … Continue reading Why Do Dogs Bite Ankles?
Believe it or not, food guarding is classified under the category of aggression. Please note, just because your dog guards his food, does not automatically mean he or she is an aggressive dog. This is a common problem for more dogs than you would think. Back to Instincts Food guarding is instinctual and derives from … Continue reading Food Guarding
Each year, there are so many dog bites that could have been prevented by simply knowing the signs. The majority of dogs will let you know, in their own way, when they are feeling uncomfortable. The Warning Signs Dogs will often communicate in their own way to tell you they are not comfortable with a … Continue reading Know the Signs of Aggression