Some recent news
An article where Lisa discusses the pro’s and con’s of a cattery stay vs a pet sitter for a cat’s wellbeing while their guardian’s are away.
St Albans business woman is invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Prince Charles’
70th Birthday Patronage.
City’s pet services owner invited to speak to Marisa Heath from the APGAW in Parliament.
St Albans start-up pet care business gets support from The Prince’s Trust.
Get creative with cardboard! Those of you who have cats will know that they love cardboard and high places. A chap called Sam combined these two things an made an enchanted cardboard house for his cherished kitty Denni:...read more
Pica is also known as eating and/or chewing non- nutritious substances like cloth, wool or plastic bags. It’s common in oriental breeds such as the Siamese, Tokenise and Burmese, which suggests there may be a genetic component to the behaviour. John Bradshaw, in his...read more
There’s some terminology in the animal training world that I think can be easy to get confused about so I wanted to list some information about positive and negative reinforcement and punishment. With positive I think of a plus sign so it's always adding something and...read more
As a cat sitter I often wonder and get asked why cats do certain things so I’ve compiled a list of behaviours that our feline friends display and the reasons behind them. Purr It was commonly thought that cats only purr when they’re happy – kittens would suckle milk...read more
I first heard about the concept of trigger stacking when I went on Grisha Stewart’s Behaviour Adjustment Training Course with my colleague, and it totally made sense to me – in life with dogs and my own life! I’ll start with some definitions: So a trigger is defined...read more
Whether you're new to the area (welcome!) or need some inspiration from your usual walking haunts, we’ve compiled some popular walking spots for you to explore with your dog. Jersey Farm Woodland Park, St Hellier Road This is a nice park but not that big - it is near...read more
I was lucky enough to go on a 3 day seminar by Dr Susan Friedman who is a psychology professor. ‘She has pioneered the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to animals. ABA represents the scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that has...read more
There's no denying it, cats are masterpieces! Here are some things that cats need to be happy, healthy and content.... Scooping that poop! There are lots of litter trays on the market which makes choosing one tricky. When you purchase a tray, think like a cat - think...read more
Christmas time without your pet Christmas can be a time where laughter, love and good times are intensified. However, for some people it can be a time where loneliness is exacerbated by the idea that everyone has someone to spend Christmas with. Memories and feelings...read more
Communication is a two way street. You have to try and anticipate what a dog may do in a given situation. If they are tense, hackles raised and tail upright and moving quickly then trouble may be afoot so do a quick u-turn with an upbeat “let’s go!” The trouble with...read more