Volunteer service dog trainers needed in upstate New York

A new federal law signed in August by President Joe Biden that makes it easier for veterans suffering from PTSD to receive service dogs has put a new spotlight on the need for volunteers in upstate New York to train the pets. One of the programs training dogs at no cost to recipients locally is … Read more

Dialing in on Duck Dogs

Training A veteran of many decades of dog training once commented to me: “Bad habits are all too easy to make and all too difficult to break.” His thinking came from a lifetime of dealing with dogs whose owners had, through carelessness, lack of knowledge, or insufficient attention, allowed their retrievers to develop lamentable habits. … Read more

From pet parents to robotic dog trainers, these are the new trends in pet care

While storms were raging in Ireland, I was abroad, at a global pet innovation summit in Boston, USA. Traditionally, in the pet world, Ireland was 10 years behind the UK, and the UK 10 years behind the USA. The gaps are smaller now, but the United States still leads the world with new ideas and … Read more

We asked animal behaviorists how pandemic pets prepare for their parents’ return to the office.

Pets, if no one else has, have had very good years. A large number of people have moved to remote work during the pandemic, and if you are one of them, your animals are used to spending the whole day with their favorite person: you. They’ve been living the good life, and acquired pets since … Read more

These Are the 4 Best Dog Trainers in the Kalamazoo Area

So, you got a dog. Now what? Regardless of the age of the dog that you may have just purchased or, hopefully, adopted, you may find yourself in need of a dog trainer. And, you wouldn’t be alone. Recently, on Kalamazoo’s Reddit, someone asked, Any recommended dog trainers or classes around kzoo? I have a … Read more

Sydney Sweeney on resolutions, reading, and making luck with Tory Burch

Watch the Euphoria and White Lotus actress star in a surreal take on new year resolutions to celebrate Tory Burch’s Good Luck trainer collection It’s that time of year again – the new year, a clean slate with endless possibilities… as well as endlessly arduous, empty promises and resolutions to better yourself or the world … Read more

Dog training service opens in Superior

It’s been said that frustration can be a valuable motivator. For Kayla Papesh, that was certainly the case when she found herself propelled into a new career direction, all thanks to a new pet. Papesh is the owner and instructor at Superior K9, a new dog training business founded in Superior. “My hound dog, Whiskey, … Read more