Oh, Behave

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 Poop Blog

Categories: Behavior & Training
Dog people can and do argue about many things – but there is one thing about which we all agree:  we all share a deep disdain for those among us who are antisocial about poop.  It’s our responsibility.  Pick it up! I am referring here to those awful dog-walkers who don’t pick up on hillside …

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Labrador Tales

Categories: Behavior & Training
CHAPTER 1:  THE DOG HOUSE I had always been afraid of dogs.  Until I met Vicki.  Vicki is a dog trainer, and when she lived up the street, she often boarded dogs.  And of course she had several dogs of her own.  Our houses were small, and when I walked up to visit, there would …

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A Very Nice Dog Named Charlie

Categories: Behavior & Training
“Our beloved Charlie has left this world! He was our center, an introvert, yet our “always up for anything” guy. He is chasing squirrels and butterflies, swimming in lakes, jumping in snow, running like the wind and snoring after a long day once again. My poppa, my boober, my Chaz I will love you always.” …

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Chatting With Our Dogs

Categories: Behavior & Training, Blog
We dog-lovers have meaningful conversations with dogs.   We all do – there’s no denying it.  Not only with our own dogs.  We chat up strange dogs we hardly know and you should listen to the volunteers shooting the breeze with dogs at animal shelters:  How’ve you been sweetheart?  Who’s a good boy?   Feel …

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Fostering and Spicy Dogs

Categories: Behavior & Training, Happy Endings
In the pandemic summer of 2020, after three happy foster experiences (two shy little dogs from a hoarding situation and one elderly shepherd mix) we brought home a people shy and possibly “bite prone” Chihuahua mix. Let’s call him Tiny to protect his identity. After a few weeks of what felt like successful fostering, Tiny …

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