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

Click here to read her blog entry.

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 […]

How dogs drink

How dogs drink So this is how it works!  Click! here!

Training Tidbit for July: Contrafreeloading

I didn’t just make that word up, I swear!  It’s a real term: Researchers have coined the term contrafreeloading to describe the phenomenon that animals choose to perform a learned response to obtain reinforcers even when the same reinforcers are freely available. For example, given a choice between working for food and obtaining food for […]

4 week classes in Reno

In the feedback survey I asked y’all to fill out in April, you said that you were crunched for both time and money.  Well, that makes approximately 1 million of us 😉 Fur and Feather Works proudly presents: One-month classes in Reno! Yes, that’s right, classes offered in Reno are now only a four-week commitment, […]

10 Things Your Dog Trainer Won’t Tell You

10 Things Your Dog Trainer Won’t Tell You *cough, cough* Click here for the article 🙂

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