I wrote this post a while back, but was reminded today at the dog park how important it is to really know your dog walker or dog sitter. Here are some thoughts on what goes wrong with dog walkers, what makes a good dog walker, & how to find a good one for your dog…. Continue Reading
A different perspective on the so called “alpha roll”—see how to do a “real” one. This is the fun kind and the only kind we do with Saffron.
Brains A recent study indicates the selective breeding of dogs hasn’t just changed their appearance, it’s also changed their brains by causing rotation and reorganization most notable in brachycephalic dogs like pugs, some mastiffs, bulldogs, etc. The position of the olfactory lobe has dramatically moved in these dogs, possibly affecting their sense of smell, which… Continue Reading
Karen Pryor will be on GMA Tuesday the 16th between 8:30am-9am demonstrating clicker training and promoting her new book, Reaching The Animal Mind. Clicker Training is a force-free, non-coercive way to train your pets (cats too). In the training stage, it relies on using a “clicker” to specifically mark the behavior you want—sit, down, etc. … Continue Reading