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 [...]

Giving Thanks For Your Inner Dog2013-08-11T18:53:15+07:00

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 [...]

Seminar On Canine Fear/Anxiety2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

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 [...]

Training Calmness2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

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 [...]

Ready, Set … Train!2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

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 [...]

The Dog’s Diary – Insight Into A Dog’s Mind2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

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 [...]

Fun At Career Day!2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

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 [...]

Why Do Dogs Do This?2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

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 [...]

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part V: The Glorious Martingale2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part IV: The Gentle Leader Head Halter


The "Gentle Leader" is one of the most popular forms of head-halter. (Other versions include the Halti and the Canny Collar; most of the points I make here about the Gentle Leader [...]

Dog Collar Round-Up, Part IV: The Gentle Leader Head Halter2013-08-11T18:53:16+07:00