The Difference Between a Dog Trainer and a Behaviorist
Not all trainers can also call themselves behaviorists. The difference between the two is: trainers have knowledge and experience in different training methods, while behaviorists have deep insight into the thought patterns of animals (or humans) and are adept at discovering the root causes of behaviors.
For example: Trainers often teach tricks, sports, train service animals, and solve common nuisance behaviors, while behaviorists are called in to deal with aggression cases, severe anxiety issues, reverse negative associations, and most importantly: get to the root causes of behaviors and figure out ways to solve them.
Over my years of experience, I can say with confidence that I am both a trainer and behaviorist.
This is why my...
See how I got my dog to sit at a candlelit dinner with me and get some great ideas for your own doggy photo shoot. National Dress up Your Pet Day is January 14th 2021. Dog photography is a great bonding experience for you and your dog!
I had a lot of fun taking all of these pictures with my dog, Jasper! He looks so cute in a tie, does he not? Drop by on YouTube and give my video a "like" - it really helps me out a lot. Thank you!
Do NOT light a candle in front of your dog. This dog is highly trained for this trick.
Enjoy, and remember to create lasting memories every day!
Are you feeling anything less than optimistic? Then I have some words to pick you up :)
2019 was far from great. I told myself “2020 will be my best year yet!” with much enthusiasm. Well… as far as events go, this hasn’t been a great year, but for my self-development and healing – it has! I’ve learned so much about myself and others. I’ve met some true, TRUE, friends – the kind I’ve always dreamed of.
2020 may not have been my “best year yet”, but it has been the best year I’ve had in a while (and the best is yet to come!). That should be our goal for every year that follows – to be our best year yet! You see, it’s not about what happens in the world around us that determines whether we have a good...
Hello Pet Lovers!
I wish you the very best of what Christmas brings - hope, new life, and many blessings! Remember - Jesus is the reason for the season! I'll see you in the new year!
Remember to keep your holiday treats out of reach from your pets. Enjoy time with your family and spread the cheer and joy this season brings! Be a light!
The season of giving has come again! (Honestly, we should be giving year-round :)
You may be wondering what to give some of the people on your list... especially the animal fanatics!
Well I may have some solutions for you on this page...
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Woof Blankets turns your cat or dog's photo into a piece of art and prints it on a blanket! This will make a great keepsake gift that will be cherished by your loved one for years to come!
Pet Lover's Passion cares about rescuing animals, which is why I've created this list of animal rescues in central Pennsylvania - to help you find your new furry friend!
Centre County PAWS
1401 Trout Road
State College, PA 16801
Pets Come First
2451 General Potter Highway
Centre Hall, PA 16828
Golden Retriever Rescue of Central PA
PO Box 397
Centre Hall, PA 16828
Hope's Dream Rescue and Sanctuary
335 Walnut St
Howard, PA 16841
Email: [email protected]
Happy Valley Animals in Need
Clinton County SPCA
33 Mill Hill Rd
Lock Haven, PA 17745
"(Doorbell) - Trick or Treat!" Your dog runs behind the sofa and barks, hackles raised... does this scene sound familiar?
How about Fido quivering under the bed?
If your dog has similar reactions to trick-or-treaters, I have some helpful advice. Let's dig in:
Should People Dress Up Pets for Halloween?
Sure, it's cute, but have you thought about how they feel about it?
I think dressing up a pet who has been trained to accept wearing things using positive reinforcement (praise & positive associations) is acceptable for photo ops, as long as they're not showing any signs of stress or humiliation.
For animals, playing "dress up" is very unnatural and uncomfortable. We must take caution and look out for their mental and emotional well-being.
Dressing up certain animals with aggressive tendencies can exacerbate the problem, as stress causes these animals to snap.
Dressing up shy or fearful animals can make their anxiety worse.
Taking any dog out in public while wearing a costume can cause major communication problems. What I mean is,...
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An indoor exercise wheel for dogs and cats?! I WANT one!
I'm an affiliate with Pet Pro Supply Co. (meaning I get a commission if you buy from the link below) and I was browsing their website - they have a lot of neat products - but this one stood out and I HAD to mention it in a blog post!
Mainly because I've had some clients in the past who've adopted high-energy breed dogs when they (the people) did not have the energy to keep up with the exercise needs of their dog. Or they were looking for excercise solutions for the winter, when the ice makes it very difficult to adventure very far. I believe this item could be part of the solution!
GoPet CG4012 Indoor/Outdoor Treadwheel for Small Dogs/Cats up to 25 lbs - $605.00
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Cats could also benefit from this treadwheel...
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