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Articles tagged: animal behavior

Help for the Overweight Dog

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

It’s very possible that you’re living with a fat dog, but statistics say that you’re not alone.

overweight beagle sitting

Finding Qualified Professional Animal Trainers

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Finding a professional trainer to entrust your dog with can be challenging. While many well-qualified trainers give excellent, scientifically-validated advice, there are currently no required credentialing or licensing programs for professional animal trainers.

dog giving his paw

Looking Through the Eyes of Animals

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Temple Grandin on the importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are a problem for dogs, and more.

Preparing for your Behavior Appointment

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Taking these steps before your appointment at Tufts Behavior Clinic will ensure the most productive session and the best possible outcome.

Running with Dogs

Friday, April 26th, 2019

It’s important to assess your dog’s overall physical condition – and interest – before bringing him out for a jog.

Dear Doctor: Ruining the furniture

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Please see Catnip editor’s note at the end of this Q&A. Q. My cat is driving me crazy with the scratching. She has ruined not just upholstered furniture but also the wooden legs on my piano.… Read More

kitten scratching side of chair and destroying fabric

Purring Has More Than One Meaning

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Many cat lovers assume felines purr only when they’re content. And while it’s certainly true that a cat basking in the sun, half on her back, might purr as an expression of contentment, she might… Read More

sleeping cat