Brotherly Love

Now that is a Happy Family

Now that is a Happy Family

How to Speak Dog: Beyond Sit and Down


 Dogs and Their Relationship with People

With Brett Shelby, 

New York and New Jersey’s Dog Trainer


Learn how to communicate with your dog, prevent and correct unwanted behavior, and find out what makes him/her tick.

2:00 pm

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Leonia Public Library

For more information, see our website: or                  call 201-592-5770.


Learn to Speak Dog: Beyond Sit and Down

If you are interested in learning more about your 4-legged significant other, come to the Fremont Library on Saturday, November 9th at 12pm.  You can understand more about what your dog is telling you and how you can better communicate with them, creating a happier home.



Deep Thought with Walnut



Isn’t he the cutest little thing.  Well he is now, but initially he had some bad habits. He didn’t care for his older 4-legged Corgi roommate and when his mom tried to stop him, he didn’t like that either.  The bad part was that he showed his pushyness often and quickly.  After a little work though, he accepted everyone and became an adorable and amazing family member!

The Spiral Stair Case Problem- Solved

The Before

Before with refusal to go up stairs

Coming Down the Stairs

Coming Down the Stairs

Going up the Stairs

Going up the Stairs


Success With Very Happy Parents

Getting your dog to listen to you at the Park

How do we get our K-9 companion to come when called in a dog park?  Don’t expect your dog to start working for you in a dog park or outside for that matter, right away.  They are living, breathing creators with minds of their own and in the first year, they need some time to mature.  What we need to do is slowly build success on success with little to no margin of error. There is also a lot of stimulation out there and many things that they wish to explore and learn.

1)  Start by working the come command in the house where the puppy can’t just ignore you and there is little to capture their attention away from you.

2) Slowly increase the outside variables that could distract the little one, but do so in ways that you can ensure success.

3)  Use treats to your advantage to make this more of a game and not work(you can get more done with honey than vinegar). Use your own body language and energy to motivate your puppy as well.

4)  As he/she responds more and more, you will take it outside in a controlled environment like your backyard.  Keep them on leash so they can’t run away or ignore you.

5) Slowly increase the distance when you call them over and reward well when they come to you.  Make it fun so it’s a happy choice by them, so they will want to make that same choice all of the time.

The more you practice and make this a constant routine, the more smoothly things will work.

It will not happen overnight and this can be difficult for some dogs but if you must always get them to listen and over time they will do it in dog parks and just about anywhere because they want too and know they have too.

Now that is a smile


Aren’t puppies the cutest things like this. Then people swear that the eyes turn red and those cute puppy teeth turn in to sharp knifes.  I know the feeling but can help those happy, proper playful moments occur more often and last longer.


So cute I could just eat him


The expression “He’s so cute, I could just eat him”, taken a little too seriously.


Puppy boarding

Almost Surfing Season

Almost Surfing Season!

Seattle Nyoki experiencing the weather

The sun! Is it spring yet? My red ball says no.

The sun! Is it spring yet? My red ball says no.