Nicole Larocco has been training dogs professionally for over 13 years. She is currently the owner of Philly Unleashed, a private dog training business located in Philadelphia; and is the Director of Animal Behavior for New Leash on LIfe-USA, a new generation prison program that pairs inmates in the Philadelphia area with shelter dogs in an effort to adopt the dogs to permanant homes and change the lives of the inmates. Nicole lives in the Philadelphia area with her fiance, Tim, and their two rescued dogs; Uluru, an Australian cattle dog, and Porterhouse, a border collie mix. Both dogs are active competitors in the obedience and agility ring!
Last night I took one of those flights that make you wonder whether you are ever going to put your feet on the ground again. Flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia in the dark in a thunderstorm; the plane was rumbling and shaking all over the place. I glanced to the woman sitting next to me, … Continue Reading
Most of the people who are asking have dogs who were previously successful at dog parks, but for one reason or another have been either having bad experiences at dog parks lately. Here’s a little bit of the mystery decoded.
*Names and breeds have been changed for privacy Three weeks ago, I met Charlie* the French Bulldog* for the first time. His owners called me, telling me they had a dominance problem and that their dog was humping things. Mostly pillows and stuffed animals; but the family’s concern came when Charlie humped their daughter’s friend … Continue Reading
If you’re thinking about hiring a dog walker, read these tips on how to pick the perfect one for you and your dog!
It’s that time of year again! The time when I sit down and force my fiancé to dork out with me as I watch 6 full hours of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show; then yell at the TV when my breed (The Australian Cattle Dog) gets unceremoniously snubbed! It happens every year. But this … Continue Reading
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