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 […]

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

April’s client photos

You know what they say about “April Showers…” No flowers, here. Despite her raincoat, Molly does not enjoy getting caught in the rain. Riley also thought his sweet raincoat would protect him. Not enough, apparently. Pogo (left) and Gracie (the mudball), on the other hand, regret nothing!! Gauge (left) and Bryce are perfectly at home […]

Where’d my Cupcake Go?! Counter surfing!

Training Tidbit for April: You can try this at home! Wait, Where did my Cupcake go?!   This month’s training tidbit is brought to you by this video: Sierra the Cupcake Stealing Dog The funniest moment in the video is when Sierra looks around, obviously checking to see if the coast is clear before committing […]

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