B&T Blog2023-06-28T17:06:07-07:00
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.

Jack the Lab – Escape Artist, Fierce Hunter and Schemer

By Neil Lurssen At first sight there was no real reason for Jack to get much attention. As Labrador Retrievers go, he wasn’t the handsomest member of his breed. His eyes were set quite close together for a blocky English lab and his black coat turned ash grey in blotches before he was two – maybe because he liked to plunge into our chlorinated swimming pool several times a day, rain or shine. After his swim he would sometimes find his [...]

By |September 12, 2023|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , |Comments Off on Jack the Lab – Escape Artist, Fierce Hunter and Schemer

Foster Reunions

By Kim Bromley and Susie Harper If you’ve fostered a pet - especially kittens and puppies - you’ve heard this question: “How can you give them back? I could never do it.” And it’s true, fostering isn’t for everyone. We’ve written about fostering before in this blog: the joys and challenges, senior partners and the fun of seeing your fosters in their new homes. What we haven’t focused on solely is reunions. Herewith, one of the many pleasures of fostering: seeing [...]

By |August 21, 2023|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , |Comments Off on Foster Reunions

Who Needs Four Legs Anyway?

A feisty little Terrier by the name of Petey is showing everyone at the Marin Humane shelter how he gets about fairly well with only two good legs. Petey was born with his rear legs badly deformed and not very useful for the type of running and playing that every spirited dog enjoys. He has taught himself to be remarkably agile despite this problem. In games of chase in grassy paddocks at the shelter, Petey keeps up with doggie playmates in [...]

By |June 13, 2023|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , |Comments Off on Who Needs Four Legs Anyway?

Ranch Recalls

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings This winter I moved from my adorable, extremely comfortable cottage in downtown Larkspur to live on a 100-acre ranch in Petaluma. A friend inviting me to join her on a Big Adventure initiated this move. As it turns out, it was an [...]

By |May 18, 2023|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ranch Recalls

Was I Dreaming?

By Sal Citarella As I lay in bed, I became aware of something warm and wet on my hand. Couldn’t be my wife; she was on the other side. Could the toilet have overflowed! “Rusty”, I said. “What are you doing here? And why those wings and a halo?” “Relax, Pop”, he replied. “St. Pluto let me come say hello, ‘cause it’s my birthday. Would have been 17 today in your years, that is if you hadn’t let the ACT do [...]

By |May 2, 2023|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: |Comments Off on Was I Dreaming?

That’s a Dog!

By Kecia Talbot It was my first thought when I saw her on the side of the road, and I immediately pulled over and stopped. She was in an odd place – two inches from the solid white line along the shoulder of northbound I-5 about a half-hour south of Bakersfield. She was lying upright with her front paws crossed, seemingly waiting to die. I don’t remember how, but I got her in the car and went looking for a veterinarian in [...]

By |April 14, 2023|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: |Comments Off on That’s a Dog!
Go to Top