(Rotating the Shoulder Back Using Muscles Named Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Posterior Deltoid) Soft tissue pain and disability is one of the leading reasons people seek medical attention. Dog owners and professional dog walkers can learn better posture coordinating muscles from their feet to their heads. Posture coordination can maintain muscle-skeletal health by decreasing muscle group over use and under use. Overuse and under use of muscle groups may lead to fatigue, poor p
A banister is the structure on stairs formed by vertical uprights attached to a handrail. Most dog owners and professional dog walkers use the banister handrail for support on wet, snowy, or icy stairs. Dog walkers are safer using the banister vertical uprights in slippery rainy and winter conditions. Holding the vertical uprights rather than the railing affords a better grip with a pulling dog and slick footing. A grasping hand on a handrail can suffer grip slippage, easily
Pet owners and pet professionals recognize dogs over-focused on retrieving balls in an obsessive compulsive (OC) way. This over-controlling behavior disrupts the larger agenda a pet owner or pet professional is managing, decreases fun, interrupts safety and oversight of children and other dogs, and feels burdensome. Ironically, people often innocently feed this obsessive behavior in dogs instead of decreasing it. Some of what we perceive to be normal play is not normal play!
Focus: Marijuana Baked Goods and Marijuana Candy I am a pet family professional concerned about damage to domesticated animals via legalization of marijuana. The legalization of marijuana will increase access of marijuana in pet family homes where children and animals reside. The product category of marijuana baked goods and candy warrants particular concern due to baked goods and candy being a form of food dogs, cats, and birds may find in the home or be fed by immature chil
Robert Berkelhammer, author of Pet Caregivers and Families, offers his professional advice for pet owners of dogs, cats and birds in the Jewish Journal. "Your pets are digging holes in the yard. They jump on the furniture and cover it with fur. They sleep in your bed. This means your pets are in control and you’re a failure of a master. Could that be the message of a new book from animal expert Robert Berkelhammer called Pet Caregivers and Families?" Read the full article her
"I had the very great pleasure of being able to interview Robert Berkelhammer about his new book, " Pet Care Givers and Families". When I initially received the book I was confused. "Is this for me, is this for someone who takes care of my dog, or is this a vet guide?". I just wasn't sure. So when asked if I wanted to review that book I asked if I could first speak to Robert. And boy was I glad I did!" You can read more here! Robert Berkelhammer is the Author of Pet Care Give