Canine Influenza – our actions

Canine Influenza has reached the Truckee Meadows. Here are our changes in policy and sanitation protocols. We hope you will continue to feel confident coming to classes and referring others to us! Cleaning and sanitation Increased disinfection of trouble spots.  We have always cleaned the training center and mopped the floor once a week (before […]

Tails and Trends – Winter 2017/18

Hello friends! If you love dog-related facts with which to impress your friends, check out the Fur and Feather Works Tails and Trends, our quarterly newsletter!

“Is Your Dog Friendly?” is the wrong question.

For anyone who hesitates with that question … you’re not alone.  Let’s change the question, and the expectations.  This is an excellent article. Is He Friendly?

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 […]

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 […]

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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