A Fearful Dog’s Tips for July 4th

A Fearful Dog’s Tips for July 4th

Posted on Jul 3, 2013

from the Labs It’s that time of the year again… Having had a dreadful night last year with poor Willow (and Leeloo) terrified by the July 4th fireworks, we decided to grab the bull by the horns this year and we put together a little PSA from Willow’s perspective. Below I share some really helpful […]

Make time for Black and White

Make time for Black and White

Posted on Jun 21, 2013

from the Photo Lab Over the last two weeks, we had the pleasure of working with The Sonoma Humane Society (where Willow and RT came from) to create a library of images for their new website. In the span of a few days, we photographed many adoptable, and recently adopted dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, bunnies […]

Willow, Stay… Forever.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012

from the Photo Lab A shelter can be a stressful place for many dogs and cats, and if looks weren’t enough of an obstacle, (animals with a dark coat color, mainly black, are the last to get noticed and/or adopted whether by stigma, or being outshined by more colorful and attractive prospects) personality and first impressions […]

Learning to Speak Dog Part 5: Communication and Training

Learning to Speak Dog Part 5: Communication and Training

Posted on Sep 18, 2012

from the Photo Lab with a special guest post by Nicole Begley Read others in this series: Introduction  |  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5 To Speak Dog, Listen for Dog Speak A dog communicates by using his body as well as his voice. Barks, growls, whines, and other such noises are an audible […]

Learning to Speak Dog Part 4: Reading a Dog’s Body

Learning to Speak Dog Part 4: Reading a Dog’s Body

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

from the Photo Lab Read others in this series: Introduction  |  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5 The topic of whether dogs have feelings has been a hot one for years. To some (like myself) it is a no-brainer, of course they do! There is a great selection of books and videos that explore […]

Learning to Speak Dog Part 3: Trust

Learning to Speak Dog Part 3: Trust

Posted on Jun 25, 2012

from the Photo Lab with a special guest post by Trish King Read others in this series: Introduction  |  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5 You need only attend one of Trish King’s seminars to realize your relationship with your dog will benefit from all she has to teach. That’s who Trish is to […]

Learning to “Speak Dog” Part 2: Space, The Forgotten Frontier

Learning to “Speak Dog” Part 2: Space, The Forgotten Frontier

Posted on Jun 5, 2012

from the Photo Lab Guest Blogging by Jessica Dolce Read others in this series: Introduction  |  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5 Space. Some us us like a lot of it and some of us prefer closeness… whether we are old friends or just met. Either way, it is a personal preference; one that […]

Learning to “Speak Dog” Part 1: Why You Should Care About Understanding Your Dog

Learning to “Speak Dog” Part 1: Why You Should Care About Understanding Your Dog

Posted on May 23, 2012

from the Photo Lab Read others in this series: Introduction  |  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5 “Living with a dog–trying to understand a dog, to read his or her behavior and emotional state–is such a complex blend of reality and imagination, such a daily mix of hard truths and wild stabs in the […]

Learning to “Speak Dog”: A Canine Behavior Series

Learning to “Speak Dog”: A Canine Behavior Series

Posted on May 17, 2012

from the Photo Lab Read others in this series: Introduction  |  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5 You love dogs. You probably grew up with them, or maybe you are now sharing a home with your first dog ever. Perhaps you work with dogs in some way, through dog walking, house sitting, volunteering at […]