I LOVE PUPPY TRAINING
Therapeutic Bodywork for Horses and Hounds in Maryland/Virginia/DC. Private dog obedience training/problem solving sessions offered at client's home.
JoJo has had the honor and pleasure of being the Private Massage Therapist for President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and President George HW Bush, as well as dignitaries, celebrities and professional athletes in the Washington, DC area. Although JoJo has enjoyed success working with people, she has a passion for animals and would like to help improve their quality of life. JoJo is certified in Equine and Canine Bodywork and also certified in Dog Obedience Training.
Mission: Updated 8/1/19 Horse and Hound Wellness is now a Dog Training Business. Although I have enjoyed working with horses, dog training is my passion. I have over 10 years experience as a dog trainer and am pleased with my succes. I specialize in puppy training, behavior modification, aggression, basic obedience and therapy dog training. I offer private sessions at a reasonable rate. Satisfaction guaranteed or I do not charge for your time.
I LOVE PUPPY TRAINING
Pawsome & Beautibull
Dog Owners Should Know About The 'Silent Killer' Spread By 'Kissing Bugs'
This bug kills...
Mindful Christianity Today
Service dog in Training, Purple
My new Service pup in Training
Join us in welcoming WCC’s Purple
Named in honor of United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Danielle “Purple” Thiriot
LCDR Danielle Thiriot was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. While attending a summer session at the U.S. Naval Academy, LCDR Thiriot was so impressed with the maturity and professionalism of the students; she knew she wanted to join the Navy. After her high school graduation, LCDR Thiriot accepted a NROTC scholarship to attend Harvard University. She was excited for the opportunity to serve, to work in diverse environments, and to see the world.
LCDR Thiriot completed primary and advanced flight training in Florida and Texas before earning her Wings of Gold in 2010, and training to fly the F/A-18 Superhornet. LCDR Thiriot served flying tours with the VFA-81 SUNLINERS, the VFA-106 GLADIATORS, and the VFA-143 Pukin’ Dogs. She deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) and the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). On shore duty, LCDR Thiriot was an F/A-18 instructor pilot, an F/A-18 Tactical Demonstration Team pilot, and a Flag Aide.
When asked to reflect on her service, LCDR Thiriot shared, “I’ve been privileged to serve on some amazing teams during my time in the Navy and have made lifelong friends. The incredible power of the right team, working together toward a common goal, is something I will never forget about my time in the Navy. I have witnessed the reality of the sacrifice and commitment it takes to serve - and have friends who have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in service to our country. Remembering and honoring their service has been an important and impactful part of my career.”
It is with great pride that we name WCC’s Purple in honor of United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Danielle “Purple” Thiriot.
The Dangers Of Retractable Dog Leashes
Many of us who are dog owners probably use retractable leashes because they're so convenient. They let your dog roam around up to 26 feet away, but not be completely off the leash - it's great! However, there are dangers to the device. And here is why many dog experts and trainers warn against using...
No interest for brothers ignored too long at high kill Texas shelter • Pet Rescue Report
Neither JJ nor DJ have anyone interested in either rescuing or adopting them at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. There have been more than 1900 shares on social media, yet no one has offered them homes. The friendly brothers arrived at the shelter as strays from the 77049 zip code...
This is heartbreaking!
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A terrified dog, described as a Cairn Terrier mix is down on his luck. Lucas was surrendered to the Harris County Animal Shelter by his owner on March 9 and he is urgently …
New sculpture pays tribute to military working dogs
A new sculpture honors military working dogs.
Sheryl's She Shed
Pawsome & Beautibull
Mark Singer Dog Behaviour Specialist
We have become a society that has abandoned reason, logic and rigorous analysis for sentimentality.
If it makes "US" feel good then do it, if it doesn't, then don't. Many don't consider how this "sentimentality disorder" is affecting the dog and our relationship with it, because "OUR" feelings have become more important than what's best for the dog.
Dogs don't work from a place of sentiment, they act and react instinctively, and we need to be able to interact with them on their terms, not purely by human sentiment, that has literally blown totally out of control. Emotion now has become the major driving force (influence) in regards to our relationship with dogs and how many interact with their dogs. Many fear hurting their own feelings so much that they will even allow their dog to be a disrupting influence in their own life.
Damn, the sentimental attitude of never punish a dog because doing so hurts "OUR" feelings has turned dog ownership into a chaotic mess, causing untold psychological issues for our dogs and their relationship with us, and even with other dogs.
Certainly, our relationship with our dog should be positive for both dog and owner, however, just as there should be immediate feedback for doing right, there are times immediate feedback is required for inappropriate behaviours.
Without immediate feedback for inappropriate behaviours we can only have chaos, and in most cases a psychological mess of a dog, that has no understanding of its boundaries or its place within its relationship with its humans.
Dogs, and all animals, know instinctively that immediate feedback for behaviour is important. They have no issue punishing, and then moving on... No sentiment there. No destroyed relationships. No fear driven relationships. Just natural order.
Pawsome & Beautibull
Pawsome & Beautibull
So, I've been a dog trainer now for 12+ years and I recently got bit by a client's dog. Only 2 bites in 12 years....not bad! I consider myself lucky considering some of the dogs I've worked with and their clueless humans.
The majority of aggressive dogs I see are fearful. Fear often leads to aggression. Many of these dogs are rescues as well. All too often, the humans feel sorry for the dog's previous circumstances and therefore, they feel they do not have to give their dog rules or boundaries. This is a huge mistake! These dogs, even more so than other dogs, need someone to step up the the plate to be the leader they so very much need. Loving a dog is not enough to fulfill the dog's needs.
This was the case of my last client's dog. This poor guy had no obedience, no manners and no leadership. Not to mention....NO EXERCISE. This was a recipe for disaster from the get-go! I could walk this dog with no problem at all, while being the leader on the walk. However, it was in the house where all the fear and aggression takes place. The poor pup felt he had to take over as the leader because the humans were definitely not! I was the 4th person to be bitten by this dog, sadly. I don't blame the dog and I am determined to help him by educating his humans so he does not have to be put down. This dog is a smaller dog...about 20 pounds (but he left a bloody cut on my leg), so the humans don't think the biting and nipping is such a big deal because of his size. Many humans think it's "kinda cute" when their smaller dog is aggressive. Really!?
If your dog shows fear......Don't pet!
If your dog shows aggression.....Don't pet!
If your dog doesn't have leadership....Be the leader!
If your dog doesn't respect boundaries.....Teach him!
If you don't walk your dog because he/she pulls.....Get help
from someone who can show you the right way
Dogs need mental and physical stimulation to stay balanced.
Dogs can be fearful and dominant. Not a good combination! Dogs that display dominant behavior feel that they must prove they're in charge of a situation. The growling, snapping, or biting occurs when they feel their position is being challenged.
I admire anyone who rescues dogs! In order for the dog to stay out of shelters, one must teach the dog how to behave properly. A strong foundation of obedience, boundaries and lots of exercise is the key to success.
The Paw Man - Canine Behavior Specialist
I think that the person who created these creatures loved them so much that he reversed his own name to to give them one. :)
Looks like damned sound advice to me. :)
(With thanks to Adam for sourcing this item)
Did you know that a dog that bites/nips you from behind is a dog that is fearful and looks for your weekness?
New Law Makes It Illegal To Leave Your Dog Outside In Cold Weather
After a puppy named Libre was found in a tragic state, Pennsylvania decided to rally in support of laws to prevent animal cruelty during harsh weather conditions.
I'd Rather Be With My Dog
Home Is Where My Dogs Are
Another good reason to take collars and harnesses off when you leave the house.
The Canine's Voice
Dogs don't lie!
No message needed here. Picture says it all.
The Arrow Fund
Bluebell is STILL looking for her forever home! We know that the PERFECT HOME is out there!!
Bluebell is as sweet as they come and has a face that will melt your heart. She is so loving and always eager to please. She is very smart and her favorite treats are marshmallows.
She loves to snuggle with her people and needs nightly belly rubs when it's time for bed. She wants her family to know she will give them plenty of kisses to show they are loved! Bluebell also loves toys and chewing on ropes. But her favorite thing is car rides. Bluebell prefers to be an only dog, and would do wonderful in a family that is looking for that one special dog.
Bluebell came to us in August emaciated with a body scale of 1 out of 9, she was covered with fleas! After a few months of loving care, she is now available for adoption!
Adoption Applications are on our website at thearrowfund.org
As always thanks for caring and sharing!
I'd Rather Be With My Dog
🎉🎉 PS - we extended our sale! Click the link in our page to shop!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I can't say enough about this amazing organization and all they do for our deserving veterans. As you probably know, I volunteer for them by helping to raise/train a pup to become a service dog. You too can help. Besides being a puppy parent, you can help out by puppy sitting, puppy petting (socialization), etc... Ask me how you can help. This organization saves lives and I am honored to be a part of it. Volunteer, donate or just spread the word. Happy Holidays!
The love of a dog can heal even the most broken of hearts. Watch how the powerful bond between human and animal gives veterans of war a new chance at life and love.
Fallston Animal Rescue Movement (FARM)
Jo is amazing! She came over to do a session with me and my new rescue lab mix. He needed a lot of corrections, and I was unsure of how to do it properly. She taught me so much and gave me so much helpful information. I noticed a change right away with him and his behavior. I plan to continue to work with him daily on behavior modification, and plan to have her back for another session!
New Market, MD
Chained Dog Resources WI
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JoJo has had the honor and pleasure of being the Private Massage Therapist for President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and President George HW Bush, as well as President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, dignitaries, celebrities and professional athletes in the Washington, DC area. Although JoJo has enjoyed success working with people, she has a passion for animals and would like to help improve their quality of life. JoJo is certified in Equine and Canine Bodywork and also certified in Dog Obedience Training.