The Lassie Package

A bundle of Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, and Reality Romp class to take your new dog from puppyhood to adulthood with excellent socialization and manners.  It’s the equivalent of kindergarten through high school for your dog! This package is ideal for people who want a well-behaved, friendly, easy-to-train partner for years to come.  Folks interested […]

Workshop: Urgent Care for Dogs: To Vet, or not to Vet?

Ever felt like you’d love to take a crash course in veterinary medicine?  Wondered whether your dog needs to go to the vet now, or if it can wait? We’ve got the class for you! Part first aid course, part general medicine, part urgent care, this is the most comprehensive, educational, and fun first aid […]

Racist Dogs

There are lots of animals out there with obvious prejudices against one type of person, or another.  This is especially common in our pet dogs, because they’re so intimately tied up in our social lives.  It’s very common for us dog trainers to meet dogs who particularly despise African Americans, or Asians, or Latinos, or […]

Gift Certificates Available!

Know what makes a great gift for the animal lover in your life? Gift certificates for fun training! Any class, any private training, any amount. Maybe for our Learn to Speak Dog workshop? What a thoughtful gift, you wonderful human being, you.

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!

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 […]

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 […]

Puppies Learning to Howl

Like oxytocin? Me, too. This is freakin’ adorable.  It’s even better when your own dog chimes in! Puppies Learning to Howl Compilation

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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