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 – 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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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Calm the Heebie Jeebies

By drjeffnichol | March 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Calm the Heebie Jeebies
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

By drjeffnichol | March 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Pet Cat – Nip
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

By drjeffnichol | March 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Listen to the Animals
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

By drjeffnichol | February 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Video – Rambunctious, mouthy, wild puppy
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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