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Monday December 2nd, 2013 at 07:59 AM
This weekend on Twitter, the writer Tao Lin discovered Thundershirts.
Yes, little shirts really can help dogs! Of course, clothing can be good for people, too.
At School For The Dogs, we often recommend Thundershirts for dogs who are anxious for whatever reason. It can be particularly helpful for dogs who are freaked out during storms. For many anxiety matters, sometimes I think they can help, and sometimes I think they dont do much. But they cant hurt. And dogs do look cute in them.
Friday November 22nd, 2013 at 10:40 AM
I love myself, and Im pretty good looking. So, naturally, Ive taken some selfies in my time. I guess that makes me pretty hip, since the term selfiewas just named the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary. But Im not nearly as obsessed or cool, it seems, as my dog.
Teaching a dog to touch something with his or her nose is something that we dog trainers have been doing for a long time. Nose touches can be used to teach come, among other things. Dogs...
Sunday November 10th, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Getting on Staten Island ferry the other morning I heard this girls mother telling her and her brother to get up off the floor about 15 times. Then she said get up or I will punch your lights out. The girl got up. The boy didnt. So he got hit. But he didnt get up. Instead he lay down on the floor crying.
I thought: This is very bad dog training.
Dogs are so resilient, but had she treated the wrong dog this way, a dangerous animal couldve been easily created. And the desired behavior might not...
Friday October 11th, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Just when I thought my Louis CK crush couldnt get any bigger, I find this. IM DOOMED.
Although the best line comes from Robert Smigel here: Thats not how a Cocker Spaniel sounds. To quote myself circa 1993: Duh hickey!
Friday September 13th, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Everywhere I go, both men and dogs want to know my secret to smelling so good.
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).
You see, both men and dog respond to kindness, smiles, soft caresses and kisses. Both tend to like bacon and tennis balls. But the scent that used to be...
Monday September 9th, 2013 at 08:31 AM
Sara Reusche of Paws4Uand 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. Its all about classical conditioning pairing new stuff with good stuff. Socialization can be a lot of fun, for both dogs and people!
Tuesday August 27th, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Recently, the company DogsBar, which makes nutrition bars for dogs, sent promotional samples of their product to 15,000 Hollywood executives, tucked inside an animal themed issue of the Hollywood reporter. Thing is, the animal story that was going to be on the cover ended up getting bumped for a story about Hitler (well, he was an animal lover). According to The New York Times, many of the execs mistook it for a nutrition bar made for humans. None of these people would go on record.
Thursday July 11th, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Want to create the ultimate dog video card?
Step 1: Fill a condiment bottle or icing dispenser with peanut butter. Or, purchase a Kong Stuffn tube in a flavor that your dog likes.
Step 2: Write a special message on a clean, lick-able surface.
Step 3: Video your dog licking up the peanut butter.
Step 4: Upload the video, and play it in reverse.
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