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 […]

A Portrait of Love: Happy Valentine’s Day from Fur and Feather Works

The amazing thing about love is that it transcends species.  When I requested pictures of animal “valentines” for our newsletter, I didn’t expect the overwhelming response I received!  So, this is my valentine to you, featuring … you!  Forget the chocolates, flowers and jewelery; this is what love really looks like. You can also find […]

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 […]

Our Clients New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year!  I hope the next 12 months brings you all good things, and that your resolutions go swimmingly!  To inspire you, some of our clients have given their resolutions a head start … Ali the Shiba Inu has resolved to do more shopping, with her mom’s credit card. She likes Victoria’s Secret the […]

Why your training isn’t working (the rehearsal effect)

Training Tidbit for January: The Rehearsal Effect: Why Your Training Isn’t Working Frustrated that your different training tactics never seem to work? Every time I hear this complaint, without exception, there is one common denominator to people’s stories: the dreaded rehearsal effect.  Here’s an analogy to help you understand what’s going on. First, think of […]

“Dognition:” A Fun Way to Learn About Your Dog, with an Added Scientific Bonus!

Training Tidbit for December: Last month, I went to a dog trainer’s conference in Spokane, Washington.  This is one of the coolest things I learned about. In the past, human and animal intelligence was measured on a sliding scale – you either had a high IQ, a low IQ, or were somewhere in the middle. […]

How those underwater photos of dogs are made

We’ve all seen these photos around, right? Well, check out how they’re made – it’s not as easy as it looks!

The Super Tricks Class Returns!

A Holiday Gift for You: The Long-Awaited, Never Duplicated, Super Tricks Class! It’s back by popular demand!  Looking for a way to wile away those gloomy winter days and nights?  Resolved to spend more quality time with your dog this year?  You want to take the Super Tricks class, my friend. Beginning: Saturday, Jan. 4th […]

Santa’s Little Helpers

Our favorite “elves” have been hard at work this month! My dogs posed for a photo with Santa Riley’s mom says this is her “I swear if you ever do this to me again, I will cut you while you sleep” face. Ever seen an endangered parrot in an Ugly Christmas Sweater? Didn’t think so. […]

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