Tag: dog training

Pawternity leave comes to the U.S.

Pawternity leave comes to the U.S.
Given the sociopolitical reality in which we currently reside here in the United States, you’d be hard-pressed to find any reason to make the case that this country is becoming more civilized. But I think I found one. A Minneapolis company is giving workers a new perk — the option to work from home for a... Read more »

Dog training and the importance of switching gears

One of the most important thing a dog trainer can do is plan. Whether it’s a group class or a private lesson, you have to have a plan. Training requires a plan because it builds on itself and having a plan is helpful just to make sure you’re doing certain things in the best or... Read more »

It's over ... and now everything can begin

ChicagoNow’s fearless leader, Jimmy, likes to suggest that if you haven’t blogged for a while and then crank out a post, you shouldn’t apologize or draw attention to it. You should just blog as if you never took an extended break. But I’m going to ignore that advice now. I haven’t blogged – at least... Read more »

Dog lover's dating dilemma 2: Should I break up with my significant other because of disagreements over training techniques?

Welcome to the second installment of what I’m hoping will be a fun series: “Dog-lovers’ dating dilemmas.” In the series kickoff, I explored the question of how dog-owners navigate the world of sleepovers while dating. After all, one owner claimed, dating a dog owner basically means you can’t sleep over at their place because you... Read more »