"Come" And Get It!

"Come" And Get It!

A recent contribution of mine to Tails Magazine. Ask the Trainer with Anthony Newman February 18, 2011 in February 2011, New York, Training by Tails Magazine My dog will listen to almost any command I give, save for one: “Come.” She’s great in the backyard, but if she gets out in front, where it’s more dangerous, she pretty much ignores me. […]

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Wimpy or aggressive? Fence-fighting and heel-nipping

Wimpy or aggressive? Fence-fighting and heel-nipping

I recently trained a fear-aggressive Cocker Spaniel who had a funny (or not-so funny) habit:  ignore people and dogs on the sidewalk until they pass, then turn around the instant they’ve past, and bark like crazy – sometimes even nipping at their heels (or bums!) Basically what this dog was doing was being protective-aggressive, but after the […]

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Yikes! (And Bikes)

Yikes! (And Bikes)

Today I saw a first (for me) : Unicyclist + dogFlatbush Ave, Brooklyn a man riding a unicycle down the sidewalk in Brooklyn, his dog running behind him on a leash. I whipped out my iPhone and tried to catch up to him to take a pic, but this was the best I could get before […]

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Foster Dogs In New York

Foster Dogs In New York

I’m so happy to have found a way to stay on top of all the needy foster dogs in the New York area – and even beyond! Sarah, foster blog mom Here’s the regularly updated blog:  http://fosterdogsnyc.blogspot.com This should allow me to send fewer annoying emails to friends, family, and clients. Keep watching it, and […]

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Carry On! (Dogs That Carry Stuff)

Carry On! (Dogs That Carry Stuff)

Walking to the wonderful Hillside dog park yesterday in Brooklyn, I saw this dog… “Where’s m’dang T-bone?” But he was carrying a raw steak, chomped firmly between its jaws – not eating it, just carrying it … head down, focused, following his owner leashless down the sidewalk! I didn’t get a pic of the T-bone. […]

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Bully Syndrome

Bully Syndrome

This monster is my friend Angus. Angus “The Lovable Beast” (and sleeping Monkey) Recently Angus visited our home and more or less tried to eat Monkey, our sweet submissive and sometimes skittish female greyound. (You can see Monkey sleeping in the background of this picture; that was accomplished with some calm leadership, a lengthy pack […]

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Training vs. therapy

Cesar Millan famously says “I rehabilitate dogs; I train people.” And he often insists that he is not a dog trainer. Whatever one’s opinion of Cesar, or of his philosophy and techniques, I think the distinction he makes here is important to recognize, to understand, and to apply in our own lives with our own […]

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