09
Feb 2015
PAW TALK

That blammity-blam salt again!  Time for some more paw talk.  I want to suggest Heal My Paws (Please). No, that’s the name of the product! I picked ours up over at Gotham Veterinary Center. Hand Cream for Dogs! What I like about it (besides the name) is that it says “All natural formula is not harmful if licked and ingested.” It’s ingredients include such things as beeswax, almond butter, sunflower oil, tea tree and rosemary. Also, it has a pleasing light weight when applied. My dogs do not try to lick it off.  It......

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10
Feb 2010
Dog Training Resources

I find myself repeatedly suggesting the following books and dvds to my dog training clients.   You can order all of them at www.dogwise.com – an excellent resource.  You  can also orders all things clicker through www.clickertraining.com.   Enjoy!  ON CLICKER TRAINING The How of Bow Wow: Foundation Skills for all Dogs (an award-winning DVD) Don’t Shoot the Dog, a classic, by Karen Pryor  GENERAL Culture Clash, a classic, by Jean Donaldson  ON DOG LANGUAGE The Language of Dogs, by Sarah Kalnajs  (6 hours worth of dog behavior)   DVD What is My Dog Saying: Canine Comunication......

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06
Jan 2010
Walking an Urban Dog — Part 1

Part 1: On the street and in the apartment building What follows is taken from The Dog House NYC training manual for our dog-walkers. We hope it will help all people walking their dogs in New York City. Street Behavior – For you and your dog(s) Safety first! Make sure the collar is tight enough. It is a great shock, and a great danger, to have a dog slip its head out of a collar. Of course, you don’t want a collar that is too tight. You should be able to place......

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05
Jan 2010
Walking an Urban Dog — part 2 — Dog Runs

Part 2: Dog Runs What follows is taken from The Dog House NYC training manual for our dog-walkers. We hope it will help all people walking their dogs in New York City. Dog Run Behavior Safety Again! When entering the dog run be careful about closing the gate behind you. At each of the dog runs on the Upper West Side, there are two consecutive gates at each entrance. The best approach is to enter the first gate, close it, unleash your dog(s), open the inner gate, let the dog(s) through and......

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03
Jan 2010
Walking an Urban Dog — Part 3 — Dog Fights

Part 3: When Fights Break Out in the Dog Run What follows is taken from The Dog House NYC training manual for our dog-walkers. We hope it will help all people walking their dogs in New York City. Dog Fights Though we sometimes forget it, dogs are animals. And much as we may wish it weren’t so, they occasionally fight. Things dogs fight over frequently include: food; unneutered males; possession of a ball or toy; or territory (as in “this is my hole in the ground”). Dogs also fight because, like overstimulated......

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