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Service Dog Training – Public Access Outing

Dogs with jobs, like people, require a strong core of foundation skills and opportunity to practice in order to be functional in their job. If the intention is to incorporate a dog into service, working for ¬†you in a variety of public settings, taking the dog in public is fundamental to service dog training. Maintaining […]

Q104 PET RESCUE RADIOTHON 2013

Participating in Q104′s annual Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) Fundraiser is a no brainer. My recent trio of rescue kittens have passed their first medical check with flying colors and two of them, Calliope & Boz, leave tomorrow. Dill is auditioning for an office manager opening at A Better Pet but he too might be […]

Dancing with the Stars Rhodesian Ridgeback Style

Socialization for your pup or dog is key to raising a healthy, stable animal. Socialization is exposure to SIGHTS, SOUNDS, SCENTS AND SURFACES paired with positive experience. Socialization is to people of all ages, other dogs (both on and the especially raucous off leash type of socializing), other animals and different places at different times […]

Bruin’s Poem – A Board and Train Journey

Bruin is winding down his first (and possibly only) Three Day Board and Train. With respect to developing better leash manners, off leash (supervised) reliability out in the planet and within the home, better manners with his own kind and people, hats off to Bean. My 9 1/2 year old English Springer Spaniel is an […]

Har-Vest Yields 12/12/12

Har-Vest: 3-in-1 Backpack for Dogs was born out of inspiration and need and gave birth to my inventive entrepreneurial spirit within the dog world. It was simple. Merge a no-pull harness with a functional, durable and attractive vest/backpack. Minimize the amount of equipment a developing puppy would need to endure and yet enhance training, socialization […]

Mental Health & Illness in Dogs

The range of dogs I see in my dog training/behavior practice run the gamut from easy going and happy happy joy joy pups to radically disturbed dogs. The disturbed dog can be an especially unsafe dog — to other dogs (dog/dog aggression), people (dog/people aggression), stuff (destructive) or in some cases, self destructive. NOTE: A […]