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 – Fireworks Fear & Sweaty Paws

By drjeffnichol | July 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Fireworks Fear & Sweaty Paws
fireworks

Startled by earsplitting blasts, many otherwise stable pets will endure almost continual panic this weekend. A freaked-out dog or cat needs serious relief from fear. I’ll make it easy for you to help.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Stop That! Training Better Behavior

By drjeffnichol | June 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Stop That! Training Better Behavior
dog behavior training

A dog can act out in embarrassing, destructive, or even dangerous ways. If you could just teach them to stop those bad behaviors! Training can help but you’ll need to understand the problem in order to bring out the best.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Do Bad Dogs Bite?

By drjeffnichol | June 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Do Bad Dogs Bite?
video dogs who bite

It’s so upsetting getting bitten by a dog you love. Should you punish? What happens when the trust is lost? Maybe another home would be better – or not? Don’t make a final decision until you understand the facts. I’ll share some strategies.  

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Stranger Danger: Freak-Out at the Veterinary Clinic

By drjeffnichol | June 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Stranger Danger: Freak-Out at the Veterinary Clinic
fear at the vet clinic

Dogs and cats who are frightened or try to bite at the doctor’s office are at serious risk. Without medical care they face unnecessary illness or early death. But that stress is harmful too. Modern medicine makes life better for pets who can go along. Find out how it’s done.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Got anxiety? Your dog does too!

By drjeffnichol | June 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Got anxiety? Your dog does too!
canine anxiety

Panting, pacing, licking, pesky – you’re not alone. Our dogs do the same things when they get wiggy. Anxiety is more than miserable; left uncontrolled it causes internal physical disease. A great dog who panics can become defensive. You can help both of you feel better.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Cantankerous, Curmudgeonly Cats

By drjeffnichol | June 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Cantankerous, Curmudgeonly Cats
cantankerous cats video

Cats are simpler pets to care for than dogs, right? Uh, no. They are every bit as complex and just as prone to pain as any of us. We can help but we must recognize their needs as early and help them carefully.

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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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