Tag: Brooklyn

Giving Thanks For Your Inner Dog

Over thanksgiving with lots of young'ns and furry'ns running about - the former creating messes in the kitchen, the latter lapping them up - I found myself pondering the two most thankful creatures I know: kids and dogs. Sure, [...]

Seminar On Canine Fear/Anxiety

Counterconditioning and the Flight Response Anthony Newman, Calm Energy Dog Training FIDO Lecture, 6/14/12 How many people here own fearful, or anxious dogs? This is an are extremely common issue for dogs in a city environment. Also one of my favorite [...]

Training Calmness

Why are other dogs splashing in my bath? And now for a report long overdue ... The Calm Energy clan had an awesome funny & sunny time at Brooklyn Bark's 2012 "People & Dog Barbecue & Swim"! We [...]

Ready, Set … Train!

Well it's the end of another summer, which for me means the beginning of obedience class - and time to get sharing and connecting again! Which seems like a good time to answer a question I've gotten a lot [...]

The Dog’s Diary – Insight Into A Dog’s Mind

You've probably already seen this hilarious guess at what dogs and cats are thinking. (It went viral recently on Facebook, and if you don't have a Facebook account then you probably don't have electricity.) It is funny - but [...]

Fun At Career Day!

[nggallery id=1] Last week I had the privilege of visiting PS273 in Brooklyn (grades K-5) on Career Day. Bunches of volunteers from various professions rotated from class to class talking to and taking questions from students. I talked about [...]

Why Do Dogs Do This?

It's been a joy writing my "Dog Collar Round-Up", finally putting in print my answers to one of the most common questions I get from dog owners:  "What kind of collar should I use?" But I'm glad to be [...]

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part V: The Glorious Martingale

Ok, really it's just called a "Martingale" collar - the "glorious" part was added by me. Because I love and use this type of collar so much! A Martingale is worn around the neck like a traditional flat-buckle collar, [...]