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.


 

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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Pet Furniture

Categories: Behavior & Training, Blog
My daughter went to college and the empty nest was too large. The five animals and I moved to a very small cottage. Since I am doing the KonMari thing and bringing myself joy, this is all well and good for me. But, what about the cats and dogs? Animals have strong feelings about space …

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Beat Shelter-in-Place Boredom: Teach Your Dog New Tricks!

Categories: Behavior & Training, Blog
We’ve now been sheltering in place due to COVID-19 for two months, so if you’re anything like us, you’re probably feeling a little stir crazy – and your dogs might be, too! Maybe you’ve exhausted all your dog’s favorite toys, the trails near your house are too crowded, or you just need a fun activity …

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Teach Your Dog to Fetch!

Categories: Behavior & Training, Blog

It’s relatively easy to teach your dog to retrieve, especially if they already like to play tug with you. To use this method you just need to know that your dog is willing to play with you using a toy and will relinquish the toy when you ask. The only equipment you need is your …

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