During June of this year, I went along with some friends to Seattle to spend a day in the city, watch the Pride parade, and enjoy some food with friends and dogs. I myself have not a colorful thing in my wardrobe, but I wanted to do something to participate
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Just about every knowledgeable canine professional or avid dog lover with echo the same advice: avoid backyard breeders like the plague. If you’re not quite sure yet why backyard breeding gets such a nasty attitude from professionals and enthusiasts alike, my article, The Real Dangers of Backyard Breeding may be
Many dog owners delight after teaching their dog to sit only to find themselves repeating “sit, sit, sit!” in vain when it comes to getting their dog to sit once they’re already lying down. You know your dog knows how to sit, and yet there your dog is, belly on
When I asked for a Pomeranian, I thought I knew exactly what I was getting into. To say he turned my world upside down is definitely an understatement! Today, I will be talking about, complaining about, and raving about my precious little imperfect Pomeranian, Tanuki. Most people would first ask:
In a recent article, I discussed my experiences with Embark and Wisdom Panel dog DNA kits on my very mixed-breed dog, Grimm. At the same time I had Grimm’s DNA done with Embark, I also decided to order a home DNA (breed and health) kit for a newer addition, Milo.
Every once in a while, I will have a dog come in for a housetraining kickstart board-and-train who has already become comfortable doing their business in their crate. This complicates the potty training process, because typically the crate is a useful tool to help us signal to the dog that
One of the most perplexing arguments against balanced training goes a little something like this: “You’re just doing it the fast way!” It’s always said laced with shame and malice and venom, as if getting results in days (or sometimes less) versus years makes said results invalid in some way.
“Everybody has a price.” This is true of humans, and of all functioning living creatures. In the animal world, dogs included, every behavior has a price point, a consequence or consequences that make the behavior worthwhile or simply too pricey. People and animals alike are driven by the same system
Life can be full adventures for you and your pup in tow! We are going to cover a few fun things that you can do with your dog to help cure their (and your) boredom. Dogs crave activities, and who wouldn’t want to tag along with their best friend? Let’s
One of the concerns that a lot of clients come to me with is the fear that their dog will be sad or lonely during one of our board-and-train programs. They wonder if they’re being mean by wanting to send their dog off to “doggy bootcamp” and worry that their