- How socialization works: Dogs (and only dogs) can truly bond to multiple species
- Helping your fearful puppy become a more confident dog
- My article in Bark Magazine about how often to reward your dog during training
- Locally sourced: Get to know your puppy or dog before adopting
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Why your dog must feel SAFE
- Realistic expectations: The semantics of “fixing” your dog
- Train your wee, little dog as if he were Cujo!
- Why you should take your urban puppy to socials after just one set of shots
- Head collars for loose leash walking
- How Often Should You Give Food Rewards During Dog Training?
Category Archives: Dog stories and information
I have seen this news report popping up all over the place the last few days, so I had to pass it on. A number of my clients have small children or are expecting. This is absolutely fascinating: New parents … Continue reading
There’s a little bit of schadenfreude involved in me posting this video of a disastrous lack of recall. This dog Fenton not coming is funny. Your dog not coming is not!
By Jeff Stallings Yesterday while at the beach my 15-month old dog suddenly turned, sniffed the air and ran towards another dog that was about 50 yards away, at full clip. These two young dogs instantly began whining with joy … Continue reading
We were lucky the first time a couple of weeks back, but not so on Saturday morning when Otis confronted a skunk…and lost. That first encounter started a few weeks ago when I had let Otis into the backyard for … Continue reading
The co-evolution of humans and dogs has been much debated. Recent discoveries have pushed the origin of this relationship back further and further. A new article by Pat Shipman in the American Scientist posits that changes to the structure of … Continue reading
by Jeff Stallings When we adopted Otis at 14 weeks old from a foster home in Grass Valley, we learned that she and her four litter mates had been “dropped at the front door” in some domestic dispute and that, … Continue reading