What’s a Traincation?

Mark your calendar for the day of Sunday, July 15th and come see us at Art Paws! (It’s at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center.)  Reno’s biggest and most artistically-inclined animal event is always a hit!  Fur and Feather Work and The Dog Park! Doggy Daycare will be sharing a booth to launch our new […]

Sound Sensitivity and Phobia

A dog’s sense of hearing is different than a human’s (OK, I know you know that…).  But the question is, how is it different? Basically, sounds for all of us vary according to their decibel level (or loudness of volume), and pitch (how high or low on the octave a noise sounds).  Dogs actually only […]

Training Tidbit for April: The wagging tail?

  If a dog is is wagging his tail, it means he’s happy, right?  It’s conventional wisdom. If a dog wags his tail at you, he wants to be petted. If another dog is wagging his tail at your dog, he’s friendly. Right? Brace yourself: I’m going to burst that bubble. (Sorry – it’s for […]

Funny stuff – Texts from my dog

This one has some salty language in it, so if you don’ t like that kind of thing, you might want to skip it.  Consider yourself warned! Texts from my dog

A Public Service Announcement: DINOS

I have a DINOS.  I work with DINOS constantly.  My heart aches for them and their owners.  Its up to those of us with DINOS, and those of us who sympathize with them, to take a stand and pass the message along.  It’s the least we can do.  DINOS. Click here.

Cognitive Disorders in Animals

It happens to all of us: as we age, our brains move a little slower, we take a little longer to solve problems, and it takes a little more effort to absorb new information.  It’s not that intelligence or problem solving capacity has decreased at all, it’s just that things are a little slower.  It’s […]

A dog trainer’s adventure! APDT Conference 2011

APDT Conference 2011- San Diego, CA Many of you have asked about my trip to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ conference in San Diego in October.  It was fantastic!  Undoubtedly the highlight of my trip were the field studies at the San Diego Zoo and Sea World San Diego, especially since I work in […]

What one client learned from Puppy Kindergarten class

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Teach your pet to play Hide and Seek

How to teach your pet to play Hide and Seek Intelligent animals love games.  They also enjoy solving puzzles. Anyone who’s ever watched their dog work out how to open the cookie cupboard or their cockatoo how to open their cage door can attest to this.  I don’t think I’ve ever met a dog who […]

Home Alone – how to reduce your dog’s boredom

Home Alone Boredom is possibly the number one cause of behavior problems in the house.  Dogs are notorious for getting into all sorts of mischief as soon as their human family has left for the day.  And can you blame them?  Would you enjoy hanging around the house all day, every day, with nothing to […]

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