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The Great TransformationInspirational & motivational, Lifestyle, News
Can you feel it, too? It’s the Great Transformation!
We’re evolving rapidly now.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that you are doing things differently?
A Kong RedemptionBehavior & training, Diet, Dogs & Puppies, Health & safety, Lifestyle, Puppy
I love Kongs. But there is a Kong conundrum:
They are beloved, classic toys with a million and one uses.
Yet, they are THE toys that my clients complain about the most. I know that’s partially because Kongs are so popular that nearly every dog guardian has one. But the main complaint is, “My dog won’t play with it.” So, I wrote this post to help you & your dogs love your Kongs again!
Two Magical WordsInspirational & motivational, Lifestyle, News
As we surf into the uncertainty of 2022,
I encourage you to hold two simple words in your heart:
Intuitive Soul Services: Virtual Intuitive Psychic Medium ReadingsInspirational & motivational, Intuition, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, News
My readings are unique.
They are a heart-centric, gentle, positive conversation between us and Spirit. Energy & information flow two ways as we meet. In the process, I encourage your natural intuition to blossom. Each session lasts an hour. One person per session, one session per day.
Puppies & kittens & cats – oh, my!Cats & Kittens, Dogs & Puppies, Lifestyle, News, Seasonal
I don’t know a trainer who isn’t restless around puppy season — For me, that includes kitten season, too.
That what’s-cuter-than-kittens? time of year is upon us again. Are you expecting the pitter-patter of four tiny furry paws in your home? You’re in for a simultaneously adorable, confounding, & sleep deprived rest-of-the-year. So I would be remiss if I didn’t temporarily don my critter-coach cap out of sheer compassion for you: I just wrote the instruction manuals you’ll need for your new family member.
Let’s Play!Behavior & training, Cats & Kittens
Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Got the blues? ,
If you can answer yes to any of those questions, then your cat probably can, too.
I have the solution for both of you.
You can train your cat!Cats & Kittens, Lifestyle, News
Most of you are cat trainers and don’t realize it.
Does Fluffy come running when you use a can opener?
Does Maxi use his litter box or his scratching post?
Congratulations – you’ve succeeded in teaching your cat a behavior!
Adopt an adult catBehavior & training, Cats & Kittens, Lifestyle, News
Are you thinking about adopting a kitten?
Before you do, consider welcoming an older kitty into your home.
Your local shelter has lots of wonderful cats available for adoption, many of which are adult cats with much to offer you and your family.
Prepare Your Home for a New FelineBehavior & training, Cats & Kittens, Lifestyle, News
Before you bring Kitty home, you need to do some “redecorating”.
Your cat will need a safe indoor haven (usually a room with a door that can be closed), complete with all the comforts & necessities of a cat’s home.
Take this shopping list with you
When You Bring a New Cat or Kitten HomeBehavior & training, Cats & Kittens, Lifestyle, News
Congrats on your new feline family member!
Help Kitty adjust to her new surroundings so she feels secure in her new territory and learns your house rules.
Follow these guidelines to make her transition smoother:
House training 101Behavior & training, Dogs & Puppies, Lifestyle, News, Seasonal
To successfully house train your puppy, keep these important rules in mind:
Suggested Puppy SuppliesBehavior & training, Dogs & Puppies, Lifestyle, News
The Basics, chew toys (and what to avoid) — plus suggested readings
Food & treats: Get a high quality diet from your vet, breeder, feed store or online. Ask your trainer for healthy treat recommendations. Avoid brands sold in grocery & drug stores.
When You Bring a New Puppy HomeCats & Kittens, Lifestyle, News
Congrats on your new pup!
Puppy is looking to you now for security & guidance. So begin teaching her your household rules as soon as you bring her home. This prevents unwanted behaviors from becoming bad habits to break later.
Follow these guidelines for a great start at raising a well-mannered dog:
Love is the essenceInspirational & motivational, Intuition, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Seasonal
How are you doing with the holidays so far?
Do you feel the need to keep up with the Jones’? Comparing your Xmas lights to your neighbors’; Gramming your season to fish for scrolling likes; seeing shades of Martha Stewart in everyone but yourself; feeling buried in shoulda-woulda-coulda’s; and chasing down every holiday sale? Whew! I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
Training time-saversBehavior & training, Cats & Kittens, Dogs & Puppies, Lifestyle
Hey, we know you’re busy.
Whether it’s summer activities, back-to-school prep, or hectic holidays — life happens.
You put pet training on the back burner because it’s just one more thing on your overflowing, overwhelming to-do list. You’ll get to it later. Besides, how on Earth could you possibly divide up your attention & time any further?