|| Louis and Eloise...
and Eloise are my best chocolate labs!
Louis was my trainee two years ago and Eloise was
added about 6 months ago to keep him company. Louis
is a serious and sweet big boy. Eloise is a bit
more energetic and frenetic and still likes to
chew things she should not. They love to go for
long walks, to play in the dog run and try to eat
everything off the street. They recently got a
new addition of a baby boy in the house! Life has
been busy for these dogs and they are thriving.
is a work in progress - who has improved dramatically
thanks to his hard working owners! He is a very
reactive dog who loves to find trouble when he
can. He lives with 2 cats and
still sometimes enjoys chasing them. He got into
a bad habit of lunging at dogs while he was on
leash and therefore had a hard time making any
friends. We explained to him this would not work
and now he knows- with a bit of help from us- that
looking for trouble is not always the best option.
He is becoming more cuddly and sweet and understanding
the benefits that come with behaving this way.
He is still his same spunky self - but now we know
he will listen to us and we can keep him safe.
is a lab who had a rough past. She is now happily
her adoring owner and has transformed his life.
Her past included sleeping in a car for weeks on
end, being hit by a golf cart and living in several
homes. Billi matured and mellowed into a happy,
healthy, bouncy and trusting dog thanks to her
owner. I love happy endings!
is a true gem of a dog. He is the most beautiful
Standard Poodle I have come across. He has had
a year of many changes that resulted in some erratic
behavior on his part. He loves training and is
coming along amazingly well. He now enjoys playing
with other dogs off leash and feels at home in
the city. I hope to never be done working with
him or his owners!
has just switched from a teenager to adult with
the addition of her new younger sister, Rosie.
Mabel gets more comments when walking down the
street that anyone I know- she is purely angelic
outside. At home she still enjoys a bit of thievery-whatever
may be lying around and her young masters toys!
In the summer Mabel like to do laps in the pool
and play ball.
is a new addition. She is trying hard to keep up
with her bigger sister. She is a fast learner and
has a naughty edge.
She seems to enjoy digging holes and creating mud
puddles. She loves training and is coming along
very quickly. She is only allowed on the top step
of the pool until she gets a bit bigger-which will
is a gorgeous, energetic Bernese Mountain Dog.
He loves life, people and just about everything
else. He is still just a pup but in a large body
that will knock you over with affection. He is
learning to swim this summer and to listen better.
is an Old English Sheepdog. He adores his family
of 3 boys and 2 adults and is learning to enjoy
his new brother, Roman. He loves his voice and
enjoys using it at every opportunity. He is not
enjoying the swimming lessons as much and registers
his distaste by rolling in the dirt immediately
is a Jindo (a rare Korean breed)! The only one
I have had the good fortune of
training thus far. Gypsy was in a shelter until
her loving owners took her home. Boy did she move
on up! She has very clear ideas and rules that
she and her
her owners must balance. She is incredibly
expressive and loves to play with all sizes and
sorts of dogs. She is very good at delicately telling
her owners when she is unhappy about something.
of my recent favorites. Suki was taken in as a
foster and her temporary owner hired me to work
with her. She loves training and learned alot in
a our few sessions. She is a rambunctious, fun
loving girl who now is looking for her forever
home. I am quite sure she will find the perfect
family who will enjoy her for years to come. She
mastered all of her commands and tries not to be
get too wound up when she is happy! She loves to
play with dogs, people and toys. I hope to keep
in touch with her as she moves into her new life.
was a dog I had the pleasure of knowing who has
since passed away. She had a dramatic change in
her life when her owner passed away and she was
uprooted from the country and moved far away to
NYC at an old age. She was a real trooper who made
the best of the move and all of the new things
she encountered. I was lucky to have had the chance
to work with her.
is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is lovingly
owned by a 6 year old girl. Rainbow took a bit
to convince that
pulling on the leash and trying to chase squirrels
with her owner were not desirable traits. When
his owner enforces his commands - he will obey.
If she would rather play - he is up for that too!
Rainbow loves his owner immensely and she takes
wonderful care of him.
is a Lowchen - another unusual breed. To be honest
he is a work in progress.He
is incredibly smart and energetic. If he is not
worked on a regular basis he will lapse into some
bad habit. He loves training and is willing to
learn any type of command and trick. He is an avid
player with other dogs and with children. He loves
to get into the middle of any and all excitement
- whether it be good or bad!
was one of my more interesting cases who has made
such an effort to right her misbehaviors. Treble
had been through 2 other homes before landing in
her current, fantastic home. She had been badly
attacked by a dog she had lived with and was seriously
injured. When I met
her she had decided all dogs were evil and could
not be trusted. Even at a great distance- if she
saw a dog, she would scream and carry on to the
point people thought she was being mauled. It took
awhile but she is now a perfect dog on the street-
aside from the occasional pulling toward squirrels
and the one dog who she has deemed an enemy. She
will walk up to or by dogs and even greet them
politely. Clearly her owners are all she needs
to be happy!
is a handsome Chihuahua. He is a true character
and has a huge sense of humor. He has wonderful
owners who he can hardly be without - to the point
of having to battle separation anxiety in the beginning.
He is so quick with his commands and behaviors
that we used a clicker to help train him.
is a classic - she is a strong female who has very
particular likes and dislikes. She loves her owner
and loves to go to work with her. She would rather
ride in a car than walk in the park. She has definite
moods that are quite
to understand. On her lighter side- she loves to
play ball and will soon be starting agility class
with me. I am going to take Tina through therapy
dog training which means she will be certified
to visit hospitals, nursing homes and sick children
to aid in their recovery. She is the perfect personality
for it as she is calm and understated in her emotions.
is the ultimate family dog and lives with the ultimate
family - 3 kids and 2 adults who love her dearly.
She has a unique relationship with each person
in her family but none can compare to her relationship
with her tennis ball. She loves training and has
learned how to bow, walk backwards, jump into the
air, go over and under objects, play hide and seek,
and is learning play dead. In addition to this
she knows all of her basic obedience. In general
she would rather be moving than still.
bulldogs! These young boys are wild ones! Not like
any bulldogs I have ever met! They are very athletic,
love to wrestle and are quite mischievous. I was
asked to work with them because they would not
walk, Carmine used to crash into people’s
ankles and Rocco used to take us for a drag! I
am happy to report they are good boys now with
their occasional prank - like digging up the planters.
and Pipi are sisters- Yorkie's who could not be
more fun! They
have spectacular energy and expression. Lulu can
smile on command and Pipi sticks her tongue out
(because of her teeth). They love to work and enjoy
all the commands they are learning. I have rarely
seen two happier dogs.
most incredible Bernese Mountain Dogs who I had
the pleasure of training when they were pups, and
even get to see them now as adults from time to
time. As a puppy Ollie would steal food at any
opportunity, was a challenge to walk with and Pheobe
would mostly follow suit. They have matured into
fantastic adults who are fun to be with and easy
to walk. They attract a lot of attention on the
street and are very blasť about it.
is a beautiful young golden retriever who likes
to do as she pleases
(which is apparent by the glint in eye in the photos!).
She is very smart, can be a bit lazy and believes
she should not have to work hard. We have been
working on her basic obedience and her recall.
Her attitude about work has improved although I
am sure her summer off will require a bit more
work on her part.
is a young rescue dog from North Shore Animal League.
He is probably a black lab/chow mix- with a curly
tail and a few
black spots on his tongue. He has a very "hard"
mouth so we are working on how to take things gently
and not take a hand or finger off. His very committed
owners work with him constantly and he is progressing
very fast. He is too smart for his own good and
can get into trouble if bored.
is a handsome rescue dog that we believe is mostly
Australian shepherd. He lives with 3 cats and 2
great owners. He must have had some scary experiences
because he is petrified of many noises and things;
including scooters, skateboards, children, loud
trucks, etc. Instead of bolting- we are trying
to teach Jack to sit when he is afraid. He is much
happier when walking with other dogs so he has
many dog friends.