This first experiment revealed that the dogs strongly preferred humans who had addressed them using dog-directed speech. However, there was the possibility that it was simply the emotional tone that appealed to the dogs and that the content didn’t have anything to do with their preference.
The dog behavioral experts at OneMind Dogs – a revolutionary dog teaching method out of Finland used by some of the world’s top agility trainers and their canine competitors—are sharing some secrets that will help both you and your dog breathe easy on July 4 and all summer long.
“The Postal Service, joined by the American Humane, American Veterinary Medical Association, Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance, is driving home the message that dog bites are a national issue and education can resolve the issue.”
“Losing a loved one is incredibly painful, but one of the best ways of coping is to own a pet. Cats have been shown to help people get over their loss more quickly, and show less physical symptoms of pain, like crying. Despite the fact that they are only animals, cats serve as a social support during difficult times.”
“While there are great toys available, there are many that you can make yourself using things like tinfoil, empty toilet roll holders or ping-pong balls. Try tying toys to the waistband of your clothes and walk around for your cat to chase. And make sure you rotate toys to keep your cat interested.”