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!

Spring Special – Puppy Kindergarten class SALE!

We’re so excited it’s finally spring, we tinkled a little. From now until May 31st, Puppy Kindergarten classes are $20 off! Mention this post when you call or email to register to claim your discount.  See you soon!

A Cute Harry Potter Dog Trick

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

Why do dogs hump?

Here’s a page with a few explanations.  A hint: it’s got nothing to do with “dominance.” Also, who can resist funny animated humping dogs? http://buzzhootroar.com/lessons-from-the-schoolyard-why-do-dogs-hump/

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 […]

Happy Halloween! Mutant SpiderDog

This little dog seems to be having a lot of fun with her alter ego! A Dog Dressed Up as a Giant Mutant Spider Terrifies People Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) Happy Halloween everyone!

What’s happened to our dog breeds in the last 100 years?

And why are we breeding dogs whose “breed characteristics exact a health burden?”  I thought I was the only one wondering this until I read this article.  It’s thought provoking. “At one time the Bull Terrier was a handsome, athletic dog. Somewhere along its journey to a mutated skull and thick abdomen the bull terrier […]

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 […]

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