Burgeoning Success Story: Freckles

Freckles’ mom wrote us a Facebook message to say: “Freckles just wanted to say thank you Joanna for helping him make a new human friend, our training tonight went WONDERFUL!!” Freckles is afraid of new people, and doesn’t make friends easily, so this is big news for him.  Good job, buddy!

Success Story: Ralphie

Ralphie is a rescued dog who had been in some dog fights – including a particularly severe one which most likely happened because he was tied in someone’s yard.  With some patience, training, and the proper introduction techniques, he’s learned to be more appropriate with other dogs, and has even made some friends!

A Cute Harry Potter Dog Trick

Thought we’d come back with a bang … Accio cuteness!

Become a dog trainer!

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: We are going to be teaching for the Dog Training Internship Academy! Ever wanted to be a dog trainer? Already work with animals but want to expand? This is for you! http://furfeatherworks.com/dog-training-internship-academy/

In Defense of Small Dogs

Autumn 2014 Training Tidbit: You can try this at home! 5 Points In Defense of Small Dogs In my line of work, I hear debasing comments about small dogs all the time.  They have a reputation of being “yappy,” “ankle biters,” and difficult to train.  If you’re looking for agreement from a dog trainer, you’re […]

What’s new here? A dog training school! and client photos.

Exciting things are afoot here at Fur and Feather Works!  We are expanding our training repertoire into training other trainers.  That’s right; if you or someone you know has ever wanted to become a professional animal trainer, we will be offering a school to make their dreams come true!  Once dates and details are finalized […]

FAQ: Rattlesnake Avoidance Training

Summer 2014 Training Tidbit: You can try this at home! FAQ: Rattlesnake Avoidance Training  Around this time of year, the rattlesnake danger moves to the forefront of eveyrone’s mind, and people start asking me about my thoughts on rattlesnake avoidance training.  My take on it is that it’s a good idea for some dogs, but […]

Fun Section: Dog and Bird

Why does the cool stuff always happen in Australia? I would never have believed it if I hadn’t seen it. (Who’s coming to Australia with me?) Amazing dog-bird video

Parvo and Rabies in Reno and Sparks … A Plain-English Explanation

You may have already heard that for at least the last year, veterinarians are seeing increasing amounts of Parvovirus cases in Reno and Sparks.  A few weeks ago, a puppy in Carson City was discovered to have had rabies.  What you need to know is why this scares everyone so much, and what you can […]

Dog Killed by Coyotes in Stateline, NV

Everyone knows that coyotes are a risk to our dogs in Northern Nevada, but this recent event really drives home the point. In brief, a couple were walking near the Tahoe Rim Trail, and their Whippet spied some coyotes and gave chase.  By the time the couple caught up to the dog, he was dead […]

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