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 […]

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 […]

Colleen Safford: Dog Trainer & Founder of NY Walk & Train

olivecoconut

Like many businesses, New York Walk and Train began out of a need, in this case the need for dog trainer Colleen Safford’s rescued boxer, Luna, to find a good dog walker. Soon New York Walk & Train was born. Today Safford’s days are bustling with the company that was named Best Dog Sitting business […]