Welcome Ori – Lucky Puppy

On Thursday, January 18th, 2018

This border collie puppy has hit the doggie owner jackpot!  Why – what makes his new home so wonderful?  Let me count the ways:  he went from his breeder home to a beautiful farm in Vermont where he already has had opportunities to explore – fields and woods and a barn and some larger mammals […]

Winterize Your Pup

On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

My friend and colleague Viviane Arzoumanian of Pumpkin Pups in NYC has wisely reminded her clients that the cold weather is upon us and we must take the proper steps to “winterize” our dogs. Use a pet-safe deicer on your steps and walkways and for those who live in areas where salt is applied try […]

Looking for a New Diet for Your Hound?

On Monday, October 16th, 2017

If you had to eat the same dried cereal every day for all your meals, you’d soon get pretty tired of that boring routine.  Our dogs are not that different.  While we have always been cautioned not to change our dog’s food for fear of gastrointestinal upset, like us dogs benefit from change in their […]

Hyper or Pent Up?!

On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

I just finished reading an article in the September 2017 Whole Dog Journal entitled “Keep” Calm? First You Need to Get Him Calm! by my mentor and teacher Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA.  In this article, Pat clearly spells out what we as dog owners need to accomplish in order to reach the goal of a […]

Get Out With Your Dog This Summer

On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

I’m proud to report that I have a new article in the June Whole Dog Journal with many ideas and tips about recreating with your dog.  We are lucky to have so many beautiful and dog welcoming places in the Capital District – so read my article and do it!

Sailor – Beautiful, Happy Pitbull Dog Needs a Home

On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

I met this handsome guy this past weekend.  He is gorgeous but more importantly – very happy – loving people.  He has some basic cues such as sit, down and shake but needs more training.  He is strong and active so would be best with a family that enjoys getting out and exercising.  He plays […]

Summer School

On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Starting a 6-week Family Manners class at Daisey’s Doggie Retreat in Voorheesville.  Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  Class will be held outdoors so weather dependent.  First session is an orientation without dogs.  We will be working on the basics – sit, down, attention, wait/stay, loose leash walking and recall in addition to general good doggy […]

Patience Pays

On Friday, March 17th, 2017

I have a new client who adopted a stunningly beautiful foxhound – the dog didn’t meet foxhounding standards so fortunately the club sought a pet home for her.  Having gone from the communal life of a foxhound kennel to that of a home – she had a lot of transitions to make.  She is shy […]

Fall Family Manners Coming to Good Choice Dog Training

On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

For those looking for a basic manners refresher for an older dog or a starting point for a young or new dog, please consider coming to Family Manners to be held at Good Choice Dog Training at 14 Railroad Avenue, Albany, NY.   In addition to basic cues, the class will cover much foundation information to […]