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
Robert Berkelhammer on Let's Just Talk with Kathryn Raaker Robert Berkelhammer, MEd, known as The Pet Pro and The Posture Guy, is the son of a veterinarian and has worked in pet care since 2007. He has been the Daily Assistant Manager of a dog behavior modification play-group from 2011 to 2015. Additionally, he is a pet sitter, dog walker, and cat and bird visitor. For twenty years he maintained a holistic private practice integrating muscle therapy with yoga science. Robert