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 […]
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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 […]
The abrupt change from summer to a stunning fall has hit us here in Cleveland, OH. The National Election madness is inundating all media in abundance here as Ohio is a significant state, often determining elections. Anyone not completely off the grid can’t help getting reminded of that on a regular basis! Depending on what […]
School is back in session, the days are getting shorter, the slant of the sun is shifting and it’s a glorious time of year to take long walks. Having a well heeled dog at your side only adds to the pleasure. But not if that dog has poor leash manners! Are you avoiding walking the […]
Three weeks ago I wrote about the interesting case of Stoli the Rottie rescue who I diagnosed with a case of PTSD. You can read about her background and earlier experience HERE. Now, as promised, an update. Stoli came for a second DIP session on August 9, directly after which her owner and family went […]
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 […]
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A little more than a year into my relationship with ‘rescue dog’ Tommy the Wizard, the shih tzu I reluctantly took in and then fell in love with and fully adopted, I find myself once again fostering a dog who arrived with issues, uncertainly and no formal training. Roxy is a nearly 5 year old […]
I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of people and thousands of dogs over the past 13 years as a licensed independent social worker passing herself off as a professional dog trainer. Privately, in group classes or both, I work on helping teach people — of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities – the […]