If you have pets and you’ve ever had to work from home, you’re probably all too familiar with pet interruptions. You’re in the middle of that important teleconference or video call and suddenly, CRASH, BOOM, (frantic scuffling noise). You, and … Continue reading Guest Post: Keeping Your Dog Busy While You’re Working At Home by Eliza Burr
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the United States over the past few months, more and more pet business owners have begun offering resources online, myself included. In doing so, I have three things in mind. One, some cat owners … Continue reading New Offerings from Allison Helps Cats
How smart is your pet? More and more quizzes are becoming available for dog owners to test the cognitive abilities of their dog. Sadly, but not surprisingly, there are few such tests available for cat owners. It’s sad because cats … Continue reading How Smart is Your Pet?
I’m in the process of becoming certified by the International Association of Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and taking a course called Animal Behavior Consulting: Principles & Practice. The setup of the course consists of teaching videos by animal experts, instructional handouts, a weekly online mentoring session with the teacher and all students, weekly quizzes, and a major assignment. Each week I’ll share highlights here from my studies. Jumping back to the eighth week of my Principles and Practices course, animal welfare science was the focus. The module consisted of a definition of animal welfare science and then an exploration of enrichment … Continue reading Enriching the Lives of Dogs and Cats
Enrichment for dogs makes their living space more interesting and enhances their quality of life. It’s beneficial because it stimulates their mind and even their body. In doing so, it also wards off boredom that can lead to bad behavior. Enrichment can be one of the most fun parts of being a pet owner. Many pet owners enjoy dreaming up new ways to engage their pets and seeing the reactions of their pets. What follows are examples from pet owners whom I interviewed online about low-cost pet enrichment they have provided their dogs. DISCLAIMER: All information is this article came … Continue reading Low-Cost Fun for Dogs