Posts By: greendog

Drop It!

Note: this is an article in a recent series of puppy training articles – see the bottom of this page for links! We know many people during Covid may lack a lot of options when it comes to puppy classes. They do exist in Portland, but these days they are often filled up too quickly,… Read more »

Study Finds No Link Between Grain-Free Diets and DCM in Dogs

This article is reprinted from Pets Plus Magazine because we think they worded it well: A new study failed to find a definitive relationship between grain-free and legume-rich diets and dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs. A group of veterinarians, veterinary cardiologists and animal nutritionists from BSM Partners, a pet care research and consulting firm, examined more… Read more »

July 4th Tips for Pet Owners!

By Green Dog Pet Supply The 4th of July is a bad time for many pets around the country, but in places like Portland where people seem to be very big fans of the larger illegal fireworks that are so easy to get, it’s often a complete nightmare for people whose pets are terrified of… Read more »

Fun Video of Canine Freestyle Dancing

Fun video of dog and handler dancing Freestyle is a fun dog sport where human and dog perform complex routines together to music. Although I can’t help thinking Freestyle is a tad goofy with its costumes and routines, I am also in awe of how much you can accomplish with positive training, and I think… Read more »

Do I Always Have To Use Treats?

(Foundational Thinking For Creating Good Behavior In Dogs Part Three) A lot of people worry about training with treats. * Do I have to keep giving them treats for everything for the rest of their  lives? * Aren’t I bribing them? * I want them to do things because they want to please me. *… Read more »

To Treat Or Not To Treat?

Foundational Thinking For Creating Good Behavior In Dogs Part 2 There is still a big disconnect in the world of training – there are two camps: some trainers that use positive reinforcement training (“Causing desire of a thing, situation or behavior by using a pleasant or motivating stimulus”), and some that use aversives (“Causing avoidance… Read more »

Congratulations On Your New Kitty!

Whether you’ve gotten a kitten or an adult cat, we hope that these tips will come in handy for you: Nothing’s more fun than a new kitten, and we know you’ll have a blast. However, there are some things that we feel are sometimes not well communicated to new cat owners about the long term… Read more »