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Top 7 Ways Cats Show Affection

Cats show affection in many ways, and while your feline friend may not do all the things on this list, they may engage in...

Caring for a Shy or Unsocialized Cat

Cats come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. While some felines are known for their outgoing, sociable natures, others are a bit more introverted...

Is My Pet Suffering? An Exploration of Grimace Scales

Grimace scales are valuable tools that use facial expressions and body language to help assess pain and suffering in animals. As pet parents, one of...

Aggression in Cats

Our feline friends can sometimes behave aggressively. Whether it’s biting or scratching, or an all-out attack against another cat or person, aggression in cats...

Why Do Dogs Like Belly Rubs?

One of the many joys of being a dog lover is meeting a sweet dog who instantly rolls on their back for a belly...

Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language

Our dogs constantly communicate with us through body language, but we often don’t notice or understand what they’re telling us. By becoming familiar with...

5 Foundations for Successful Dog Training

Dog training takes time and patience, but with a little foresight, you can set the stage for confidence and good behavior. These building blocks...

What does your dog’s wagging tail really mean?

A wagging tail doesn’t always indicate that your dog is happy. Learn how to read your canine companion’s “tail language”. We usually assume that...

Does your dog have separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety is common in canines, but don’t despair. Follow these four important steps to a calmer, more relaxed dog. Separation anxiety in dogs is...

Research shows our ability to communicate with dogs is learned

A recent study is teaching us more about how we communicate with our canine companions. As animal parents, we have a special connection with...

3 steps to a well-socialized dog

Many dogs are poorly socialized as puppies, leading to over-reactive behaviors in adulthood. The good news is that you can vastly improve your dog’s...

How to safely approach a stray dog

Next time you see a stray dog, follow these tips to help him without risking injury to either of you. If you see a stray...

Understanding your dog’s body language

Animals communicate through body language. You can learn how your dog is feeling just by observing him. Animals talk with their ears, tails and...

6 ways to prevent dog bites

Each year, dog bites occur more than 4.5 million times in the U.S. This is an astounding statistic, but it is also one that...

The secret language of dogs: from paw to tail

Dogs have a rich secret language that is only just being discovered, and research results shine more light on just how incredible our canines...

Can Dogs Feel Guilty?

We’ve all seen dogs acting guilty. But behaviors like avoiding eye contact, hiding, or creeping don’t mean that a dog knows he did something...

Reduce the risk of dog bites

Dog bites can be prevented with proper education on how to recognize even the subtlest signs of unease in your dog. There are millions of...

Understanding canine body language

Unfortunately, our dogs can't tell us how they're feeling. But we can get a pretty good idea by reading their body language. When your dog...

Understanding your cat’s body language

Learn how to interpret your cat's body language to eliminate misunderstandings and strengthen your bond. While I was working one day, Natasha my feline diva,...

5 tips for dealing with a dog fight

Dealing with a dog that attacks other canines can be frightening and stressful. Follow these 5 principles to help avoid or defuse a dog...

Understanding dog behavior

The following ten facts and tips will give you a greater insight into dog behavior, and help make training easier. Training a dog is a...

Using body language to train your dog

Using body language to communicate with your dog is a skill that takes practice but a lot of communication will develop naturally as a...