Category: All things dog

As a professional dog trainer for over 30 years, I offer advice, experience and know-how on dogs – their management, training, and care. Here, I will also share information about Service Dogs.

Crazy-Ass isn't a personality trait

For years, as a professional dog trainer, I have found it curious that clients seem to hold back describing the depth of their dog’s behavioral issues.  It is as if they don’t want to say something bad about their cherished family member.  And yet,…

Higher Ranking

I speak in analogies and metaphors, especially when working with my clients.  They are people who have dogs and have solicited our advice and assistance training them. If we are going to ask dogs, a wholly unique species, to cohabitate with us and expect…

My happiness – dogs all about.

My cell phone died, so I had to get a new one. Here, I’m checking out the camera on my new phone using some of my favorite models. I do most of my photography with an SLR digital camera, but sometimes the only thing…

Say Cheese!

Robert and I are accustomed to taking photos of dogs. I create a custom ID for each dog that comes for Service Dog training. It’s a standard “head-shot” and usually takes just a couple of minutes to get a good shot. Sometimes, we need…

What breed of dog wants you?

I recently did a search for “what is the right breed of dog for me?” Topping the list were a few dog food companies’ sites that offer a Breed Selector designed to help match an individual with the perfect pooch.  The first one I…

The Brown Towel Dilemma

When I was seventeen years old, I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa as a foreign exchange student.  The first day I arrived, my host mother and sister greeted me with warmth and kindness.  We went directly to the shop that sold school uniforms, as…

SHAMARON Book Trailer

Lessons My Dogs Have Taught Me

When choosing how to best populate this blog with valuable, interesting and uplifting information, I decided to look back into the old, dusty file folders on my computer. I found this gem. The messages below grew from the relationships I had with my first…

10 Most Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make – And How to Resolve Them!

When I decided to take a year to write my book SHAMARON – Dog Devoted, I realized that it would be impossible to completely unplug from prospective clients in search of a solution to their puppy problems. And so, I wrote this book first….