Daniella Cranfield – Founder & Author

Daniella Cranfield - Paws R Pals

My name is Daniella Cranfield. I have always been around animals. My whole family is animal lovers, my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins all have animals! I had a dog walking and pet-sitting business before Covid-19 meant I had to give it up and slow down. Having a Siberian Husky from a pup was an eye-opener for me. Luckily we had a fantastic positive reinforcement trainer who helped me and my family train our Husky. Working with her was amazing; she encouraged me to attend a course to learn about dog behavior and dog body language, which was invaluable. I could transfer much of what I learned to the different breeds I worked with. This also encouraged me to take my learning journey further and I have since earned further qualifications. I created this website to share some of the things I have learned.

Qualifications

  • Dog Training Diploma (Distinction)
  • Canine Behaviour Training Diploma (Distinction)
  • Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma (Distinction)
  • Canine Nutrition Diploma (Distinction)
  • Feline Behaviour and Psychology Diploma (Distinction)
  • Feline Nutrition Diploma (Distinction)

Daniella’s Latest Articles

  • Understanding Dog Food Ingredient Labels

    Understanding Dog Food Ingredient Labels

    Marketing for commercial dog food is intense, and many larger companies care more about profit than good nutrition for the dogs. Poor quality ingredients and unethical practices have resulted in new, better quality dog food companies appearing (however, some larger companies have started mimicking these ethical companies to get into the market with poorer quality…

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  • The Importance of Feline Nutrition

    The Importance of Feline Nutrition

    Cats are obligate carnivores (true carnivores), which means they are physiologically built to survive on a meat-based diet. If cats don’t get enough animal protein in their diet, they will break down their body’s muscles and organs to survive.

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  • 10 Low-Cost Enrichment Ideas For Your Dog

    10 Low-Cost Enrichment Ideas For Your Dog

    Enrichment activities for your dog don’t have to cost much money. I have compiled a list of activities your dog will enjoy without breaking the bank. You can try as many or as few as you like and see which ones your dog enjoys the most.

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  • The Importance of Good Nutrition For Dogs

    The Importance of Good Nutrition For Dogs

    All animals (including humans) need a nutritional diet to remain healthy throughout their lives. A nutritious diet provides everything the body needs to grow, heal, and function optimally throughout its life cycle and development stages. A dog can survive years without a fully nutritious diet, but that lack of nutrition will eventually lead to illness…

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  • Can Cats Eat Bananas

    Can Cats Eat Bananas

    Are you wondering if cats can enjoy a bite or two of your favorite fruit, bananas? While it may seem strange, bananas are safe for our feline friends to nibble on in small amounts! Can cats eat bananas? Cats can eat bananas in small amounts, but it’s not a natural or necessary part of their…

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  • Why Do Cats Loaf? (Fulfilling The Stereotype)

    Why Do Cats Loaf? (Fulfilling The Stereotype)

    Cats loaf for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, it’s because they feel happy, calm, and at ease. A cat will assume a loaf position when it is drowsy but not sleepy, relaxed but attentive, comfortable but aware of its surroundings. If it’s cold, your cat might be conserving body heat. On the…

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  • What Smell Do Cats Hate: 10 Scents Cats Hate

    What Smell Do Cats Hate: 10 Scents Cats Hate

    Cats dislike strong smells like citrus fruits, coffee grounds, spices, and many essential oils. Some of these substances are toxic to cats, while others irritate their nose.

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  • 20 Flowers That Are Safe For Cats

    20 Flowers That Are Safe For Cats

    But not all flowers are safe for your cat. And when you have flowers in and around your house, your cats will likely smell them, rub against them, and even try and eat them! So here’s a list of cat-safe flowers that will look stunning in your favourite vase or garden.

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  • Why Do Cats Cover Their Face When They Sleep?

    Why Do Cats Cover Their Face When They Sleep?

    Cats have a peculiar habit of covering their faces when they sleep; in this article, we will get to the bottom of this.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Dog To Be Calm

    Why You Should Teach Your Dog To Be Calm

    We all need to learn how to slow down, relax and be calm, our dogs included. However, being calm is not necessarily an innate behavior your dog will know, which is why you should teach your dog to be calm.

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  • The Importance of Focus Training For a Husky

    The Importance of Focus Training For a Husky

    Huskies are notoriously independent, high-energy, determined, and mischievous. Well known for doing whatever they please and getting away with it because they are so adorable! For these reasons, you must start focus training with your Husky puppy as soon as possible.

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  • Games To Play With A Blind Dog

    Games To Play With A Blind Dog

    So if your dog suddenly loses sight, relearning to play will help boost their confidence. Of course, a dog who is born blind will not know any different but will still want and need to play.

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  • Living With A Blind Dog

    Living With A Blind Dog

    A blind dog can have a rich life full of fun and love just as well as a sighted dog. This is because dogs don’t rely on their sight as much as humans do; smell, hearing, and touch are more important to a dog than sight.

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  • How Long Should A Dog Pant After Exercise

    How Long Should A Dog Pant After Exercise

    Panting is how our dogs cool themselves down, and it is normal to hear them panting during exercise, play, when they are excited, or when it’s hot outside. However, there is no hard or set time limit for how long your dog should be panting, and there are many factors that will affect how long…

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  • History of The Siberian Husky to Help Understand Their Traits

    History of The Siberian Husky to Help Understand Their Traits

    The Siberian Husky is one of fourteen ‘ancient dog breeds in existence today. With its penetrating gaze, beautiful fluffy coat, and distinctive facial markings, it is easily one of the most recognizable dog breeds around.

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  • Why It’s Important To Train Your Dog

    Why It’s Important To Train Your Dog

    A dog will not automatically know what you want them to do. You will have to be prepared to teach them the behaviors that you expect from them. They will have to be taught their boundaries.

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  • 12 Steps To The Name Game Focus Training

    12 Steps To The Name Game Focus Training

    Focus training is the foundation of dog training. To teach your dog anything, your dog needs to focus on you and be listening. These basic steps (the name game) are the foundation for dog training. Keep the game to around 5 minutes, 2 or 3 times throughout the day. Best of all, they are fun…

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  • Understanding Different Types of Dog Training Terminology

    Understanding Different Types of Dog Training Terminology

    There are different types of trainers and training in the dog training world. This article hopes to highlight and explain the various terminology used, and give an understanding of how dogs communicate and learn.

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  • 6 Steps To Take If Your Cat Isn’t Using The Litter Tray

    6 Steps To Take If Your Cat Isn’t Using The Litter Tray

    Cats are sensitive creatures, and they can be very particular when it comes to toileting. Consider these points if your cat is not using its litter tray.

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  • Tips For Training a Blind Dog

    Tips For Training a Blind Dog

    The idea of training a blind dog may seem daunting at first, but I can assure you that it’s not much different from training a sighted dog. Sometimes, it’s easier as the dog has no visual distractions. However, training should always begin in a low-distraction environment (blind dogs can have excellent hearing and sense of…

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  • Understanding Cat Communication

    Understanding Cat Communication

    Cats don’t use verbal language like humans do – the basic meow we hear can have many different meanings, depending on the tone and pitch used to convey meaning. For example, a low, growl-like meow would signify aggression, and a high-pitched shrieking sound would indicate pain and/or shock. The Cat’s Purr The cat’s purr, which…

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  • The Domestication of Cats

    The Domestication of Cats

    Felis Silvestris (wildcat) is today’s domestic cat’s ancestor and wild counterpart. The wildcat is very similar to the domestic cat in that it looks similar and has the same skeletal build and the same coat as the domestic tabby; however, it is genetically different from the domestic cat.

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