A BBC story reveals the secret to winning at rock-paper-scissors. The answer is something that we dog trainers tell our human clients all the time: if something works, an animal is going to do it again.
You know what's almost as cute as a dog puppy? An otter puppy. Here, a tiny otter cries for his mom. And then she comes and snuggles with him.
In addition to providing exercise and a chance to pee and poop, walks are full of opportunities for your dog to learn about the world and develop good behaviors. An enriching walk will also help tire out a dog out both mentally and physically, which can result in better behavior during the inside portions of the day.…
This Christmas, my lucky friends are going to get printouts of original digital art. Made by my dog.
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!
Our friend Laura Tallardy designed a new app, App For Dog, based on the work we've been doing at School For The Dogs teaching dogs to manipulate iPads with their noses.
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.
Write out a message in peanut butter, let your dog lick it, and create a video masterpiece in the process.
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.
For the cat lover who has everything: Cat food and litter rings. I have yet to locate any dog poop rings or kibble jewelry. But I think I can live without.
In the 1920s, John Watson, the founder of behaviorism, conditioned an 11-month-old baby known as "Little Albert" to be scared of a rabbit and a rat. He did this by making disturbing noises when the baby was shown either of these animals.