Training Tidbit: Home Alone!

Training Tidbit for April: You can try this at home! Boredom is possibly the number one cause of behavior problems in the house, and can lead to more severe problems like anxiety.  Dogs are notorious for getting into all sorts of mischief as soon as their human family has left for the day.  And can […]

Study: Dogs Steal in the Dark

This won’t come as a big surprise to anyone who has spent a lot of time around dogs, but research has shown that dogs are capable of putting themselves into a person’s shoes, so to speak. The recent study has the enigmatic title “Dogs Steal in the Dark.”Click here to read the rest! Resisting temptation […]

Can YOU tell what he’s thinking?

“People can reliably read a dog’s facial expressions, suggesting humans are finely tuned to detect emotions even in other creatures. […] In an interesting twist, people who don’t own dogs were sometimes a better judge of a dog’s emotions. This might indicate that dog owners convince themselves their pets are not angry or disgusted–they’re just […]

Please review us on Yelp!

Did you know that Fur and Feather Works has a Yelp listing? Unfortunately, it’s pretty lonely right now.  It just needs some reviewers to get the ball rolling!  As you know, there are many dog training options out there, and some are better than others.  Even the gentlest methods, when done poorly, can leave the […]

Just how Smart are Dogs?

Ever say something off the cuff to your dog, and have the sudden eerie feeling that he or she understood every word and is taking your opinion under consideration? “New discoveries are revealing that “man’s best friend” is smarter than we ever thought, with a brain that resembles our own in ways we never imagined.” […]

How to Make your Dog Useful

I’m thinking about teaching my dog that toilet paper one … why didn’t I think of that before?! Useful Dog Tricks 3 performed by Jesse

This dog needs a new hip – can you help?

This is Maui.  He is a 7 month old Mastiff mix, and I can attest that he’s sweet as pie; he attended Puppy class a few months ago.  Maui has a deformation in his hip and will need hip replacement surgery within the next 6 weeks, to the tune of $3500. His mom is deaf […]

Training Tidbit: Nothing In Life Is Free

Training Tidbit for March:  You can try this at home!  Nothing in Life is Free (or, how to be the smarter species) What is it? Nothing in Life is Free is a dog training program that uses the everyday things that your dog likes or wants, to reinforce a behavior such as “sit.”  Whenever you’re […]

Breaking News: The World’s First Driving Dog

This is not a joke, it’s real.  I just love how much fun the trainer is having! If they had opposable thumbs we’d all be so screwed … Meet Porter. The World’s First Driving Dog.

The Canine Brain: In Chart Form

If you sometimes have trouble understanding your dog, you’re not alone.  Luckily the nice folks at The Dog House Diaries developed this helpful chart.

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