Posts Categorized: behavioral tip

Do I Always Have To Use Treats?

(Foundational Thinking For Creating Good Behavior In Dogs Part Three) A lot of people worry about training with treats. * Do I have to keep giving them treats for everything for the rest of their  lives? * Aren’t I bribing them? * I want them to do things because they want to please me. *… Read more »

To Treat Or Not To Treat?

Foundational Thinking For Creating Good Behavior In Dogs Part 2 There is still a big disconnect in the world of training – there are two camps: some trainers that use positive reinforcement training (“Causing desire of a thing, situation or behavior by using a pleasant or motivating stimulus”), and some that use aversives (“Causing avoidance… Read more »

Products We Love: Silver Vine for Cats

Many people know that catnip can create a euphoric and playful feelings in many cats, but other cats don’t seem to be affected. There are actually several other plants that could create this same effect, especially one called silver vine, which is in the kiwi family. Interestingly, a recent study shows that more cats reacted… Read more »

Have You Heard Of A Catio?

By Christine Mallar The Feral Cat catio tour in Portland has sold out again this year! What’s a catio? It’s an enclosed outdoor space for kitties that keeps them safe from harm’s way and protects much of the wildlife that is harmed by outdoor cats every year. Between 2-4 billion birds a and 7 -20… Read more »