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 […]

Looking for a trainer? You are COMPLETELY UNPROTECTED.

This ugly video prompted a conversation on our Facebook page.  It shows a “trainer” in a clean, professional setting, abusing a dog.  The dog – which probably belongs to a paying client – is supposed to be learning various obedience commands, but the poor dog has no idea what is expected of it.  Thus, he […]

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 […]

Dogs Adorably Misunderstand Magic Tricks

Dogs adorably misunderstand how basic magic works. What the …? A hilarious way of demonstrating that dogs understand object permanence!

People and Their Dogs Really Do Grow to Look Alike!

“Michael Roy and Nicholas Christenfeld, psychologists from the University of California, San Diego, conducted a study that […] showed that judges were able to match photos of purebred dogs with their owners in about two thirds of the cases (they didn’t know the dogs or the owners).” Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani has taken things to […]

What we’ve been doing lately

Without further ado, here’s what our clients have been up to so far this summer! Our Reality Romp class took a trip to Bartley Ranch to practice off-leash control and their recall using long lines. And in a later class, we went to get some frozen yogurt, and practice the manners that come with the […]

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