Five Dog Yoga Tips

Since yoga with cats is becoming popular, it should not be surprising that yoga with dogs or dog yoga (also known as doga) is gaining in popularity as well.

Cat Yoga?

Cat yoga. I know, it sounds like a joke. How can cats do yoga? Well, it’s not really cat yoga but rather yoga with cats.

Five Pillars of Cat Happiness

What is normal cat behavior relative to our relationship with them as companion animals? How can we enrich the environment in which we cohabitate to make and keep them happier as well as deter them from exhibiting negative behaviors? An unhappy kitty makes for an unhappy family.

Why Cats Knead?

Have you ever had your cat knead your lap or belly like it is a piece of dough they are preparing to pop into the oven? You know, that bizarre cat quirk in which your cat as if in a trance, lifts one paw and then the other on a soft surface (you) over and over and over again. What’s up with that? Does it mean anything?

The Canine Mind

Realizing this is my third article in a row primarily related to dogs, I ask for your patience and understanding. Normally I do a much better job of balancing the different species upon which I write and promise to make amends soon. In the interim,

Banishing Pet Smells

We love the dogs, cats and pocket pets we keep as companion animals. Their smells on the other hand are usually not so desirable.

Why Dogs Look Guilty

Have you ever walked in on your dog to find a potty mess on the rug or a torn up pillow while they are cowering down low with big eyes, their head down and their tail between their legs? As humans we tend to believe this is an admission of guilt or an apology because our dog knows it has been bad. But is that true?

Six Things People Share with Cats

Do you have trouble relating to cats? Do you find them aloof and un-trainable? If so, don’t feel bad. Felines are beautiful, wonderful, mysterious creatures. Even as a professional pet sitter, I struggle far more in striving to understand cat psychology and behavior than I do dogs.

Labs Set New AKC Popularity Record

Labrador retrievers set a new American Kennel Club (AKC) record for the breed with the most consecutive years ranked number one at 26 straight years.

Dogs May Possess Human Type Memory

New research suggests that dogs may remember more than we thought. Any dog owner will tell you that dogs have an uncanny ability to remember things.