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.

Service Dog Bentley – Home Manners

BENTLEY – Service Dog In Training

This is Bentley. He’s a young, male Labrador Retriever. This video shows him working during a public outing in a large home-improvement store that is filled with sounds, people, and lots of scents. We think he handled the environment quite well.

Puppies & CHICKEN Wings

This post is mostly designed for the folks who will be coming to pick up their new puppies in under two weeks. The puppies are now 6.5 weeks old. They are eating solid foods, their mama has begun to wean them, and we’ve introduced… Continue Reading “Puppies & CHICKEN Wings”

Out-Takes

In my recent post of the four week old puppies (SMILE!) I eluded to the fact that taking photos of baby puppies can be quite a challenge. I was not exaggerating when I wrote that I took 3,224 photos as we tried to capture… Continue Reading “Out-Takes”

SMILE!

These puppies were born on Christmas Day. They are four weeks old in these photos. Of course, they received holiday inspired puppy names. Really? Does it come any more delicious? Some of them even smiled for the camera! While, others showed their more serious… Continue Reading “SMILE!”

Twenty-One Days

Blind. Deaf. Unable to thermoregulate. Puppies are born into this world with a powerful sense of smell and an even stronger instinct to use it to find their mother. There is nothing that drives them more than to seek warmth and nutrition from that… Continue Reading “Twenty-One Days”

The Definition of Heart-warming Joy

This is my world. It must be shared. Three week old puppies

PRECIOUS

Born on Christmas Morn These little dollops of perfection are just 4-12 hours old in these photos. You’re welcome.

Attacking the Broom

A few times a month I receive an email that comes out of left field.  Here’s one that I received today: “I was wondering if I could interview and cite you for a research project I am doing.  My topic is “Why Do Dog’s… Continue Reading “Attacking the Broom”

“Basic Obedience”

Let’s have a little “come to Jesus” conversation about dog training.  What?  Does training a little dog require such a significant exchange?  Follow along and you will discover where I am coming from. I just visited a dog breeder/trainer website that offers dogs trained… Continue Reading ““Basic Obedience””