A Look at Funny Pets: Do They Actually Have a Sense of Humor?

Funny pets may really have a sense of humor

You could spend an entire day watching all the funny animal videos online and still not see them all. Whether it’s cats, dogs, llamas, or lizards, the undeniable fact is: animals are funny! The question is, though, do they know they’re funny? In other words, do funny pets realize – and have full authority over – their own versions of a sense of humor?

Try Not to Laugh

There is scientific evidence (not to mention centuries of anecdotal research) that animals experience various emotions. Like us, animals emote happiness, sadness, grief, playfulness, excitement, satisfaction, and more.

You’ve probably seen what looks like a giant grin or content smile spread across your pet’s face. Paired with purrs, barks, chirps, or other vocalizations, along with sparkling eyes, it’s only natural to connect their physical expressions with emotions.

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Good Manners, Good Fun: Dog Park Etiquette 101

Dog park etiquette can make playing with your dog funRocklin, California is certainly a great place to live if you’re a dog. Our summers are beautiful, our winters are mild, and the opportunities for outdoor fun are endless. In fact, dog parks are often on the agenda for pets and owners alike, but are you and your dog observing proper dog park etiquette?

Ready to Go?

To owners, the dog park can seem like a magical place. Pets can burn off excess energy and make friends, all while remaining leash-free. However, before heading out to one of the many dog parks in Rocklin or Roseville, it’s important to make sure your dog is prepared to hang out in such a setting. Continue…

Will Your Pet’s Behavior Change When The Kids Return To School?

Schertz_iStock_000014192263_XXXLargeGetting back into the swing of the academic schedule can come with a high learning curve – and not only for your kids. Your family pet may have opinions that differ from the typical zeal for new school shoes, sweater weather, and upcoming fall holidays. But don’t despair! There are ways you can help your family pet beat the back to school blues, and your pet’s behavior can only benefit from some extra time, caring, and patience. Continue…

Crate Training a Cat: Yes, It’s Possible!

Cat in boxLet’s face it; when most of us think about crate training, we associate the practice with dogs. But cats? Not so much.

Contrary to what you might think, crate training cats is a real and doable thing. Not only that, but doing so is in your cat’s best interest. Much like dogs, crate training cats can help you and your kitty avoid problem behaviors. By giving your cat a space of his or her own, you can instill a sense of safety and personal space for your cat. This will help keep him or her safe and sound when it’s needed the most. Continue…