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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Churchill Sheltering with a Cat

March 30, 2020
black cat

You and I are stressed by the collective anxiety of a serious epidemic. Winston Churchill was prime minister of Great Britain while his country was getting bombed by Nazi Germany. He felt a lot of pressure. His cat Nelson was by his side.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Outdoor Joy & Shelter in Place

March 23, 2020

 We have a lot to worry about, don’t we? Our activities are restricted, we can’t go out to eat, the kids are home from school, and your 401(k) is circling the drain. Well, Mother Nature doesn’t even notice. Life goes on in the wilderness.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Calm the Heebie Jeebies

March 16, 2020
anxious dog

We love our pets like little people in furry suits – that’s the way I feel about mine. But if we’re going to get the calm behavior we want we need to speak their language. That includes predictability. If your dog has an anxiety problem – like so many people do right now, that pupster needs a reliable structure. I know you can do this. Believe it or not, we’re actually smarter than our dogs.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Pet Cat – Nip

March 9, 2020
cat in a box

Good cats can go bad when petted. Yell at him? Hose him? Just give up on sharing affection with a kitty you love? Much better – find out why a sweet cat would do such a thing and manage the cause. It may not be behavioral – or it might.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Listen to the Animals

March 2, 2020
horse and dog together

Horses and dogs communicate with us – even if we don’t notice. They can love what we do and repay us with joy or they can react badly. Smart dogs and angry horses have lessons for us.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Rambunctious, mouthy, wild puppy

February 24, 2020
energetic puppy

Yell? Spray? Teach? Yelling and jerking a leash hurt the heart. Some puppy parents are advised to hit a mouthing/nipping puppy on the nose. But punishment may trigger fear and defensive behavior.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Pets at Work

February 17, 2020
dogs at work

Build morale! A shared passion! Bring your own? Barking, biting, messes, bathroom breaks? I love office pets. The shoulds of rules and accountability.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Meeting Dogs: Hand up? Hand Down? Hand Bite?

February 10, 2020
meeting a dog

We love dogs and so do our kids. When encountering a canine beauty with a gently wagging tail you want to make friends and rub his fuzzy little head. Are you sure the dog is safe to pet? Its person may think so but they could be wrong.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Anxious & Acting-Out

February 3, 2020
anxious dog

Anxiety can also make a dog crazy. It’s different for dogs than it is for humans but being a little nervous about what might be lurking around the next corner helps us survive.

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