Hayl
Hayl

Haylee Bergeland, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA

Haylee has worked with, trained, and studied animals of all kinds for the past decade. She is passionate about human-animal interactions, having founded the nonprofit Animal Assisted Professionals, which provides animal-assisted interventions, including animal-assisted therapy and activities. She has held roles in the pet industry that have included service and therapy canine training, rescue and shelter management, veterinary care, and animal behavioral consultation. She is a former member of the Daily Paws staff, having served as the Editor of Pet Health & Behavior. In her free time she is passionate about providing animal-assisted interventions, training and preparing therapy dog teams, and spending time with her wonderful husband, charismatic daughter, two glorious dogs, and two very fluffy cats.
It could be endearing if it wasn't so gross, but its not your cat's fault she doesn't know what gifts you like!
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Saluki
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  • breed group: hound
  • breed size: medium (26-60 lbs.)
  • other traits: hot weather tolerant, high prey drive, easy to groom
  • colors: fawn, cream, black, red, gray, gold / yellow
  • patterns: bicolor, brindle, tricolor
  • coat length/texture: short
  • temperament: aloof, gentle, outgoing
Slender, extremely fast, and beautiful, the saluki is a rare breed that needs opportunities to be active in the safety of a fenced-in yard. Discover if the saluki may be a good match for you.
  • breed group: hound
  • breed size: large (61-100 lbs.)
  • other traits: good hiking companion, high prey drive
  • colors: blue, black, brown / chocolate / liver
  • patterns: flecked / ticked / speckled
  • coat length/texture: short
  • temperament: outgoing, playful, willful, gentle
A regal and determined hound, the bluetick coonhound can be a wonderful hunting companion and gentle best friend wrapped into one shiny body. Needing an outlet for their “houndy” behaviors, these special dogs could amaze your neighbors with their ability to “sing”. Find out if this unique breed is a suitable addition to your lifestyle.
  • breed group: herding
  • breed size: large (61-100 lbs.)
  • other traits: good hiking companion, requires lots of grooming, cold weather tolerant
  • colors: blue, white, gray, fawn, black
  • patterns: bicolor, merle
  • coat length/texture: long
  • temperament: gentle, outgoing
Old English sheepdogs are intelligent, agile dogs with heavy, fluffy coats who are happiest when they are with their human family. Find out if the Old English sheepdog might be the right pet for your lifestyle.
It looks adorable, and a bit weird, but it's not always fun and games!
There’s more to this behavior than making your dog look impossibly adorable. Here are four possible reasons your dog might be showing you his head tilt.
If it seems like your kitty is attached at your hip, you're not alone. A lot of cats follow their humans wherever they go, but the reasons behind this behavior may surprise you.
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Nothing gives you happy butterflies quite like seeing this adorable kitty behavior.
Do you know what your kitty is trying to say?
If it seems like your kitty is attached at your hip, you're not alone. A lot of cats follow their humans wherever they go, but the reasons behind this behavior may surprise you.
Nothing gives you happy butterflies quite like seeing this adorable kitty behavior.
Do you know what your kitty is trying to say?
You might be surprised about what your pupper is up to when his peaceful slumber suddenly turns into a twitching, noisy sleep cycle.
They may not be able to speak, but dogs can communicate what they're thinking and feeling through body language. Learn how to pick up on their cues to enrich your relationship and keep both you and your pet safe.
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Kitty loaf, cat bread loaf, cat loafing. There’s nothing cuter than seeing your cat tuck into this squishy position with their front and back legs hidden beneath their bodies.
Whether's it's freshly mowed grass or a sun-baked dead squirrel, dogs love to go belly up in all kinds of scents.
Discover your dog’s natural sniffing talent when you try your hand at nose work. Here’s why it may be the easiest, least expensive, most rewarding thing you do together. 
Not every cat hates water but we look at three reasons why your cat might not ever be water loving.
These nine tricks will impress your friends, family, and fellow doggie lovers when your dog knows them on cue.
Playing fetch is super fun for both you and your canine buddy. Use these steps to help teach your dog the art of the game.
A great leash walk involves lots of roaming and sniffing. But sometimes you just need your dog to walk safely near your side. A walk on a narrow side walk or rushing to cross a busy a street will be less stressful when your dog knows how to heel.
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Of all the things we should teach our dogs, coming when called is one the most important things that will help you enjoy venturing out in public together.
Fireworks are not all Oohs! and Ahhhs! for dogs. Learn why most dogs don't like fireworks and what you can do to help them feel more comfortable.
With patience, and lots of positive reinforcement, you can teach your dog to drop all sorts of things, whether it's a ball you're playing fetch with or a "mystery treasure" your pup found in the yard.
With positive reinforcement you can teach your dog a super useful “down” cue that will prepare your pup for learning even more nifty skills.
While it feels a bit like a tiny World Wrestling Entertainment move, headbutting from your cat is actually called head bunting. And it's all about spreading scent.
Whiskers are both cute and extremely helpful to our canine best friends.
Yes! You really can teach your cat to enjoy exploring the world from a leash.