Ask the Trainer: My Chi Barks at Everyone!

It’s time for another great Ask the Trainer column from Colleen Safford from New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine! This week Colleen tackles a common problem that plagues many pet parents: dogs that bark at everyone during the walk! My Chihuahua has always barked at everyone when we […]

Ask the Trainer: I’m Worried About My Dog & Kids

We’ve got another great Ask the Trainer column from Colleen Safford from New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. Parents, don’t miss this column! Colleen is not just a dog lover and trainer but a conscientious mom as she tackles this difficult question: I have a 3-year-old spayed Boxer/Shar […]

Ask the Trainer: Dealing with Thunderstorms

We’ve got another great Ask the Dog Trainer column from Colleen Safford from New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. This is a really important question that we know that many of you have about your dogs (and one that we also have about our dog, Irie!) My dog […]

Ask the Dog Trainer: My Puppy Bites My Feet!

Do you have a question about training your dog? In our “Ask the Dog Trainer” column, expert trainer Colleen Safford answers reader questions about all aspects of dog training. Colleen is the founder of New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. My 1-year-old Pomeranian likes to bite my feet […]

Ask the Dog Trainer: Settling in a New Puppy

In our “Ask the Dog Trainer” column, expert trainer Colleen Safford answers reader questions about all aspects of dog training. Colleen is the founder of New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. My grandson just got an adorable new puppy. Old pet has been barking nonstop since new puppy […]

Ask the Trainer: Puppy Biting

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Today we kick off a brand-new column: Ask the Trainer! In each column, New York Walk & Train owner Colleen Safford, named “Best of NY” by New York magazine,  answers questions from DogTipper readers about dog behavior and training. As we kick off this new column, it’s only fitting that today Colleen examines a puppy […]

Dog Bite Prevention: Recognizing Alertness

Our dog Irie showed an alert tail on the first day she met six-month-old Tiki.

Did you realize that 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year? Recognizing the warning signs can help everyone prevent bites by diffusing the situation before dogs reach the point of biting. This week, in recognition of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we’re featuring special tips from renown trainer Colleen Safford, founder of New […]

Knowing the Reasons a Dog Might Bite

The the pug in this photo is showing whale eye/or half moon eye and offering a lip lick.  He is trying to let the vet know he's feeling a bit stressed with this examination.

This week as part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we’re featuring special tips about recognizing dog behavior from New York Walk & Train‘s Colleen Safford, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. Today Colleen discusses the reasons a dog might bite: There’s a whole host of reasons dogs may bite. I see a […]

Recognizing Signs of Anxiety

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Yesterday, in recognition of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we launched a week of special tips about recognizing dog behavior from New York Walk & Train‘s Colleen Safford, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. Today Colleen discusses signs of anxiety in your dog and explains: A lot of the subtle cues our dogs […]

Recognizing a Happy Dog

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In recognition of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 16-22, 2010, we’ve got a full week of tips about recognizing dog behavior from renown dog trainer Colleen Safford, founder of New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. Each day, Colleen will be bringing you signs to look for in […]

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