I recently attended BlogPaws in Phoenix and while the weather was H.O.T., I discovered a super COOL resource for pet owners – whiskerDocs! The pet experts at whiskerDocs know that weird things can, and do, happen to our pets at all hours of the day, and those experiences can leave pet owners shaken and shaking their heads. Need a 2nd opinion? Wondering if the mushroom your dog ate is poisonous? Looking for REAL answers to ease your mind? Look no further because whiskerDocs has the expertise, patience, understanding, and desire to help with this and so much more.
If you’ve spent any time around me you have heard me say something to the effect of, “Arousal and aggression are linked.” It seems to be a mantra that is one of my soap box issues and I say it at least once every time I give a seminar.
- It’s the reason I don’t want to roughhouse with dogs too much.
- It’s the reason I don’t want play at the dog park to go uninterrupted for too long.
- It’s the reason I stress that daycare staff need to supervise the dogs.
- It’s one thing I want everyone who deals with dogs to understand.
Arousal and aggression are linked! But what does it really mean?
I recently attended the BlogPaws convention and WOW did I come back with some great resources! One of which is FIGO Pet Insurance. With premiums averaging $45/month, Markel Specialty as their underwriter, and a true love for and embracing of the latest technology, this newest pet insurance company is definitely worth researching.
For the past 20+ years I’ve been a dog trainer. I’ve taught dogs of all ages and sizes with a focus primarily on family pet dog training and household manners. I love working with families and their dogs because I know just how fulfilling life with a well-mannered pet can be. But I often smile to myself at the comment that my dogs must be perfect because I’m a dog trainer. Well, sure, I like to think I have a leg up on understanding how to set my dog up to succeed. I like to think that I can heed the advice I give to so many families. But still, dog trainer’s dogs aren’t perfect because dog trainers aren’t perfect. Here is just one of several stories I can provide to illustrate this fact.