Videos

Bringing out the best in a cat or dog is a hands-on task. Seeing it in a video is often better than reading it. My goal with these videos is to make behavior management easier to understand and implement.

Dr. Nichol’s Video – Hot skin, panting predicaments

By drjeffnichol | May 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Hot skin, panting predicaments

More than miserable, blistering summer days can bring dangerous hot spots and a failure of normal panting to release body heat. Keeping our dogs safe and comfortable is about more than ventilation and air conditioning. It’s not hard if you understand the problems.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Love-Hate Canine Frenemies

By drjeffnichol | May 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Love-Hate Canine Frenemies
canine aggression video

A great friendship can go bad. Aggression between family dogs is common. And the person in-charge doing their best to break it up and make it work can make it worse and get hurt. We can help most of these angry dogs but not with reprimands and punishment.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Cats Go Back to Work

By drjeffnichol | May 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Cats Go Back to Work

COVID19 doesn’t scare our cats but they might get wiggy when we return to work. They thought we were home for good. Finding themselves without us all day could trigger some rather stressful and messy separation behaviors.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Home Alone and Miserable

By drjeffnichol | May 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Home Alone and Miserable

When dog people return to work some pets will wig-out. Anxious before stay-at-home orders they’ve now become accustomed to our secure presence. Your returning to work may cause a dog with separation distress to destabilize and lose control. You can get ahead of this now. It isn’t hard to do.  

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Working Cats

By drjeffnichol | April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Working Cats
two cats

Cats can be cranky, pesky, and a bit snarky with other pets. Scolding and water spraying doesn’t teach them better behavior. Instead of reacting badly, kitties can have fun with their people by working for clicks and food.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Derail Leash Aggression

By drjeffnichol | April 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Derail Leash Aggression
leash aggression

Out-of-control lunging, barking, and growling! OMG! You’re doing your best to control the mayhem but nothing changes. And besides, punishment is no fun for anybody. Dogs need to do something else instead – like working for their leader. They can change. And we can make it fun.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Sharpen Your Dog

By drjeffnichol | April 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Sharpen Your Dog
aggression on leash video

A dog who obeys fast and reliably can overcome the urge to lunge and bark and lose its mind on leash walks. What if your dog automatically looked to you – instead of reacting aggressively to people and other dogs? Let’s get you both educated.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Leash Walk Freak Out

By drjeffnichol | April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Leash Walk Freak Out
dog on leash

The leash walk – you’re only way of getting the heck out of the house – can be maddening and maybe even unsafe. Just seeing another creature causes your dog to growl and lurch, risking a human face plant. Jerk the leash and yell? There’s no future in it. You’re miserable, your dog is stressed, and your neighbors treat you like a pariah.

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

By drjeffnichol | March 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Churchill Sheltering with a Cat
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

By drjeffnichol | March 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Outdoor Joy & Shelter in Place

 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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