I’m often asked this question by my clients and fans. After all, pet ownership is a big responsibility and all too often pets are adopted by people who either aren’t ready for them or aren’t prepared to take on the responsibility. The end result is that those unfortunate pets end up in shelters.
This is an important question to ask because Millennials — people born between roughly 1981 and 1997 — now make up the largest group of pet owners in the U.S., and they’re also becoming pet owners younger than previous generations did. According to a Wakefield study, as cited by Purina, the average dog-owning Millennial first adopts when they’re 21, while the average age for Baby Boomers was... Read More
Have you ever had this experience? Today is the day you’re going to take your dog to the vet, something that she hates. The appointment isn’t for a few more hours, but you realize that she’s already hiding from you and when you grab her leash and get ready to go, it’s clear that she knows what’s going to happen and is doing everything to avoid it, almost as if she has dog ESP.
How did your dog know that?
Logically, she should have no idea that a trip to the vet is in store. She should only think that it’s time to go for a walk or a ride and get excited. But something is different in this scenario, and that something is what your dog remembers.
Whether you know it or not, your behavior is... Read More