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B&Tea — Our Training Blog

Dipping your toe in the water or already deeply immersed? If you can’t get enough, check out the Behavior & Training blog for fun stories on training triumphs and foibles, cat and dog foster challenges and happy endings along with general musings on living life well with animals.


 

THE POWER OF ROUTINE

Categories: Behavior & Training
Time was, it never rained in Northern California in August. Mostly, that is. Sure, the occasional sprinkle in summer, but as a routine, it “never happened.” Last week, as I anticipated the arrival of our friend, Bob, for our weekly morning walk I was executing the morning routine of preparing for our walk in a …

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Choosing a Name is a Big Deal

Categories: Behavior & Training
Choosing the right name for Fido is a serious business. It requires thought, sensitivity and forward planning. What seems like a cute name today may be cringe-worthy tomorrow. A wrong choice could prove not only embarrassing for you but cruel to your pet when you think about it. You don’t want to give your Mastiff …

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OVERSEAS ADVENTURE ANIMALS

Categories: Behavior & Training
Since the beginning of 2022, both Susie Harper and I have had the joy and pleasure of traveling to North Africa, Susie to Morocco and I to Egypt (and Jordan, which is technically part of Eurasia). For this blog we’ve teamed up with our collective photos and our conflicted thoughts about experiencing other animals (we’ll …

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Agility!

Categories: Behavior & Training
In an ongoing series on dog sports, Behavior and Training Director, Dawn Kovell, sheds light and enthusiasm on Agility! Also available, Flyball, Teaching your Dog to Swim and Dock Diving. As a dog trainer and behavior consultant for the Behavior and Training Department at Marin Humane I tell our clients that one of the first …

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