The Best Cat Training Treats By. Zazie Todd, PhD Click here for original post Whatever animal you are training, it’s necessary to find a way to motivate them. As reward-based trainers, we find something the animal loves to use as positive reinforcement. Food works to motivate cats just like for dogs, and so...
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Cat Bites: Recent Research about Cats
Cat Bites: Recent Research about Cats By. Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado Click here for original post Dreaming About Cats: An Online Survey A study recently looked at the content of people’s dreams…and whether they included cats! Previous studies found that a lot of dreams about animals are reportedly negative,...
Does your cat find your scent comforting?
Does your cat find your scent comforting? by Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado Click here for original post Cats have an excellent sense of smell, not quite on par with that of dogs, but certainly one that greatly exceeds the sniffing abilities of humans. Cats use scent in ways that...
A Guide to Using Food Puzzle Toys with Your Dog
A Guide to Using Food Puzzle Toys with Your Dog By: Zazie Todd, PhD Click here for original post Food puzzle toys are a great way to provide enrichment for your dog. If you want to get started—or add some different food toys to your dog’s repertoire—this guide will...
If The Cat Fits, It Tells Us What They See
If The Cat Fits, It Tells Us What They See Click here for original post By Zazie Todd, PhD. In the dark pandemic days of last summer, scientists had a fun project for people and their cats. The study takes the “If I fits, I sits” phenomenon one step...
Use Natural Rewards Strategically
Use Natural Rewards Strategically Click here for original post One often encounters the use of treats in dog training and behavior therapy, and treats are indeed a wonderful and powerful reinforcer to use for teaching new behavior, generalizing learned behavior in new contexts, or fostering calm and attentive behavior...
Survey Shows Which Treatments Are Effective for Fireworks Fears in Dogs
Survey Shows Which Treatments Are Effective for Fireworks Fears in Dogs Click Here for Original Post By Zazie Todd, PhD Many dogs are afraid of the bangs and whistles from fireworks, up to half according to one study. A new, large survey by Dr. Stefanie Riemer (University of Bern) shows that treatments...
What Are We Going To Do With These Cats?! Case Studies in Difficult-to-Home Shelter Cats: Craisin
Cheryl Kolus, DVM, KPA-CTP Click for Original Post Craisin Her big green eyes sucked me in the moment I saw them. They had the potential to be so beautiful, but right now they were filled to the brim with fear. And they wouldn’t change much for a good 10 weeks....
Training our Scaled, Finned, and Feathered Friends
I typically focus on the behavior and training of cats and dogs. Cats and dogs are popular, common pets and more likely to display behavior problems or training deficits in need of professional attention. However, our littler pets of various species also learn and can be trained using many...
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