Canine Enrichment

Originally posted 2-20-18 Boredom and excess energy are two of the most common reasons for behavioral problems with dogs. To engage our furry family members, we can provide mental stimulation through enrichment activities. Although animal enrichment has always been there (especially in the zoological environment), in recent years the movement has really taken on a… Continue reading Canine Enrichment

What’s the Difference? Service Dog, Emotional Support Dog, and Therapy Dog

Originally posted 2-20-18 Recently, I went to a fast-food restaurant and noticed this sign. It got me thinking about the different types of support our canine companions provide. From medical reasons to simply leading a floppy ear. Whether you are having a bad day, feeling sick or scared, dogs can sense it. (Snuggles always make… Continue reading What’s the Difference? Service Dog, Emotional Support Dog, and Therapy Dog

The Yellow Project “I need space…”

Originally post 2-28-18 "The Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to the general public about dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated." This project is a great way to educate kids and parents to ask before petting, educate the public on when a dog is uninterested, and when… Continue reading The Yellow Project “I need space…”

Homelessness in San Antonio: Pet and Their Pets

Originally posted 3-15-18. San Antonio, along with the rest of the country, has a large population of homeless individuals. You can see it anywhere and everywhere. Depending on your beliefs, you may or may not have the urge to help those on the street. Due to reasons such as safety concerns and scams, I usually… Continue reading Homelessness in San Antonio: Pet and Their Pets

Pulling: How it Hurts

Originally posted 3-15-18 Pulling is a hot topic with most of my clients. Dogs pull for many reasons including their breed (I'm speaking to my Huskies), to greet other dogs or people, to smell something interesting, the pulling has been reinforced (allowed), etc. Because of these reasons, training and the proper equipment are vital to… Continue reading Pulling: How it Hurts

Traveling Safely With Your Pet

Originally Posted 3-15-18. We are in full swing of spring break which means summer is around the corner. Vacations and traveling is upon us whether we are ready for it or not. According to PetProSupplyCo.com, "Here are a few facts you should be aware of whenever you consider traveling with your pets... - There are… Continue reading Traveling Safely With Your Pet