Here is our student Latka using the Manners Minder to work on learning to go to his crate.
Watching how one hundred years of dog breeding "improvement" actually ruined perfectly beautiful, athletic, and useful dogs, turning them into a caricature of themselves full of health problems, is really sad. Just look at the deformation endured by the bull terrier above these lines.
On this day, in homes across the country, dogs are eating turkey and being dressed up in Hanukkah costumes.
Just when I thought my Louis CK crush couldn't get any bigger, I find this. I'M DOOMED. Although the best line comes from Robert Smigel here: "That's not how a Cocker Spaniel sounds." To quote myself circa 1993: Duh hickey!
Water, water everyone, and all of it is for this dog's big-ass slobber mouth. I love this water-hogging sob.
As a single female dog trainer in New York City, I think a lot about ways in which I can be most appealing to animals. Specifically, single men and dogs of all genders. The answer is Fideau, a perfume for every woman who loves dogs (in a non-sexual way, of course).
This week something resembling a small Snuffleupagus arrived at an animal shelter in Denton, TX. Underneath was Ginger, a 4-pound, 14-year-old poodle who had been the victim of a hoarding situation.
Sara Reusche of Paws4U and Lili Chin, a contributor to TheDogs, just collaborated on this lovely poster that covers how to introduce a dog to the world around them in a positive way. This is a lot of what we do at School For The Dogs' puppy socialization class. It's all about classical conditioning — pairing new stuff…
Both of these are granola bars. One is also dog treat. I ate the dog treat for breakfast today to experience what many Hollywood executives did a few weeks ago when a failed marketing campaign made them think a dog treat was actually an energy bar.
At School For The Dogs, my training partner Kate and I have been doing something kind of silly recently: We've been teaching dogs to use iPads.
Not to go all Garfield on you, but the only thing worse than morning is a Monday morning. You wake up and for three blissful seconds you're not sure what's in store. The world is your oyster. For one fantastic, fleeting moment you think that maybe you'll take a walk in the park or go see one of those new motion…
Write out a message in peanut butter, let your dog lick it, and create a video masterpiece in the process.
This is Bazz. He's a black Lab who lives in southern Australia with his owner, Josh Kennett. Other than that, he's a perfectly normal pup. Except, you know, that he's a dog beekeeper, with an incredible dog beekeeper suit to match.
Pff I much prefer my dog to shuttle me around in some style!
Big dogs need a lot of exercise — far more than most of us humans can give them. What do they expect us to do? Run? Throw a ball? There are just too many things we need to be watching on Netflix. But what if they could get their exercise while giving us a fun ride at the same time? Enter the Dog Powered Scooter.