What a beautiful sight! Not just kids sledding, families playing, and dogs running; it’s the combination of them all together that warms my heart. Some time in recent years there became these things called “dog parks” – not so much because people loved dogs, saw how much their presence benefits families and communities, and cared […]
It’s snowy – yucky, rainy, cold…stay inside, keep pooch snuggled on the bed, right? No! Get out there in the elements! (Yes, that’s my pooch Monkey the greyhound in the lower right-hand corner dwarfed by that mound of snow.) Park Slope, Brooklyn Most importantly, pooch needs it. A little rain, snow, or cold weather doesn’t […]
I am currently writing a few “Ask The Trainer” articles for New York Tails Magazine, one of which answers the question: “There are so many trainers out there, I am overwhelmed with choices. Can you give me some tips on things I should look for in a trainer?” It’s a common and hugely important question, so I […]
What is it about bulldogs? I can always count on them to make me laugh. But I’m not laughing at them, I swear – I’m laughing with them! Or at least, I have to be laughing with whomever or whatever humorous force created them. Here are a few bulldogs I’ve worked with recently: May-Elizabeth(The fancy […]
The picture below is of my two greyhounds trying to sniff out just what the deal is with that oddly stiff dark-haired guy who won’t meet our gaze, pretends not to hear or notice us, and frankly smells a little weird. (Well, he doesn’t smell like very much of anything at all; but that’s what’s […]
We all know: chocolate, chicken bones. I didn’t know: beer (alcohol), coffee (though I suppose I should have suspected that doping your pet up isn’t the wisest thing in the world?)…grapes!
Are dog-owners who live in big cities like New York making life especially hard for themselves or their pooches? Harder for instance than living on a farm, or in a country home or the suburbs? Or is city living actually easier for dogs and their people? And what about the quality of life: are city […]
My Jack-Russell-o-Lantern! I had no idea this would come out so good! It’s only downhill from here, I’ll have to think of something different next year. Not sure which face is sillier.
Welcome! In this blog I’ll be posting thoughts, experiences, questions, and hopefully even a few answers, from my daily explorations in the great world of dog psychology and training. Just like dogs themselves, the posts that follow will likely range from the sublime to the ridiculous – and all grades in-between! Cesar Millan believes that […]