Learn to Speak Dog Workshop 2017

Ever wanted to have a conversation with your dog?  Wonder what they’re thinking? Do you want to be able to choose dogs your dog will get along with, and avoid those she won’t? Dogs spend their whole lives learning to speak “human.” Maybe it’s time we humans learned to speak dog. Back by popular demand, […]

The Golden Rule of Animal Training

The Golden Rule of animal training: Don’t ever, ever call your pet to you (or ask your bird to step up), then punish them.  Animals are not stupid; they learn by association and consequences, and if there is an unwanted consequence for coming to you, they will be reluctant to do it again!  Especially if […]

Puppy Socialization

Puppy Socialization: What it means and how to do it right It’s not just a buzz word!  Socialization simply means “learning to live in a society.”  For dogs, this means learning to live in a human society, which takes some active effort on our part.  Most young social animals are very receptive to new experiences, […]

Next CGC/S.T.A.R. Puppy test!

What: AKC Canine Good Citizen/S.T.A.R. Puppy Test! Where: Fur and Feather Works: 9475 Double R Blvd, Ste. 12B When: Saturday, April 22 at 2:30pm Cost $25 Unsure whether your dog is ready? Here is more information on the CGC test. Any puppy (under 1 year old) who has taken classes with us may participate in […]

Our next Canine Good Citizen (CGC)/STAR PuppyTest!

What: AKC Canine Good Citizen/S.T.A.R. Puppy Test! Where: Fur and Feather Works: 9475 Double R Blvd, Ste. 12B When: Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12:00 noon Cost $25 Unsure whether your dog is ready? Here is more information on the CGC test. Any puppy (under 1 year old) who has taken classes with us may participate […]

Learn to Speak “Dog” Workshop!

Learn to Speak “Dog!” Ever wanted to have a conversation with your dog?  Wonder what they’re thinking? Do you want to know how to tell what are good, safe social interactions, and what’s going to end badly?Dogs spend their whole lives learning to speak “human.” Maybe it’s time we humans learned to speak dog. You […]

4 Tips for Adding a New Pet

Trying to introduce another dog, cat, rabbit, or bird to your resident animals?  Avoid disaster and lots of stress down the road by following these simple rules. Go slow.  If you feel like you’re going too slowly, then slow down.   The goal is that by the time the animals meet each other, they are so […]

Therapy Dog Handling Course

Fur and Feather Works is proud to partner with Truckee Meadows Community College to offer this course in Therapy Dog Handling!   A therapy dog is a dog that is specially trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, courtrooms, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with mental […]

Teaching Your Dog to Wear a Head Collar (Gentle Leader or Halti)

There are many brands of head collar (such as the Halti and Gentle Leader), but they all work basically the same way: by turning your dog’s head when she hits the end of the leash, you can redirect your dog easily, and discourage pulling on walks, barking, and lunging.  They work essentially the same way […]

Learn to Speak “Dog” Workshop

Learn to Speak “Dog!” Ever wanted to have a conversation with your dog?  Wonder what they’re thinking? Do you want to know how to tell what are good, safe social interactions, and what’s going to end badly?Dogs spend their whole lives learning to speak “human.” Maybe it’s time we humans learned to speak dog. You […]

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