Enrichment involves all of a dog or cat’s senses and functions. Cognitive enrichment has a number of specific benefits.
Now it’s time to prepare for that third trimester of pregnancy and the moment you bring your newborn home.
There are a million things to plan before your little one greets the world. The second trimester is a great time to put your game plan into action.
Congratulations! You are going to be welcoming a baby into the family. To help your preparations be as thorough as possible, we offer this help getting your canine family member ready.
Moving is a major stressor for everyone. All that packing, coordinating logistics, schedule disruptions, last-minute surprises. Just imagine how your dog feels, too!
Dogs by nature are social creatures. That’s the basis of social enrichment.
Physical environment is the third form of enrichment for animals. But feng shui for dogs? Go with me on this one.
It’s easy to overlook all the amazing smells, textures, sounds, tastes and sights in life when we get busy and focused on the demands of life. Our dogs are probably more tuned into these things than we are, but we tend short-change them on those experiences.
Alternatives to leaving your dog alone are plentiful, but you need to do some “crowdsourcing” to find creative options that work for you and your dog.
We know that addressing behavior problems early leads to effective behavior modification (for the better) and usually over a shorter period of time than resolving behaviors that have been practiced over a longer period of time. The trick is to acknowledge that a behavior quirk is emerging as a behavior problem.