What is the best age to spay or neuter our puppy?

We are often asked by concerned puppy owners what is the best age to spay or neuter their puppy. We are not veterinary professionals so we cannot offer this advice. However, we can point you to scientific studies which you…

How We Have Changed

Over the years, we have changed so very much.  Not just our company name has changed--Unleashed K9 during our years in Charlotte, ShadowMe Dog Training during our decade in Cobb County, and now, Stonebriar Animal Behavior & Training on our…

Repeating History...

“Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what's happened that day. Sometimes you do everything right, everything exactly right, and still you feel like you failed. Did it need to end that way? Could something…

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What is appropriate play?

Three of our dogs in training--Fi the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Matilda the French Bulldog, and Georgia the Alapaha Bulldog, are all enjoying a lively game of keepaway with a stuffed animal before training class.  These three have very compatible play styles…
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Enrichment Toys

Food dispensing enrichment toys provide much needed mental stimulation for our pet dogs.  Wild canids spend 80% of their time engaged in hunting and foraging behavior...so, it's no wonder our domestic dogs are so bored with their sedentary lifestyles!  And…

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Junior Puppies--New Surfaces, Sounds, & Heights

Tonight our Junior Puppies had a great time learning about new surfaces, heights, and sounds. They enjoyed romping and playing on bubble wrap, as well as playing on the raised, sandy surface of a puppy-sized A-frame.

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French Bulldog Agility?

Dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages can benefit from agility training.  Agility training improves fitness and coordination, while also building teamwork and relationship between handler and dog.  In this video, 5 month old French Bulldog demonstrates how much she…
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Puppy Relay Races!

We had a terrific time tonight in our Junior Puppy class! All of our puppies showed amazing handler focus while stationary, walking on leash, and during recalls. Watch our Puppy Recall Races:

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Intro to Agility Class, Week 5

Our Intro to Agility students are doing wonderful!  This video is of a sequence of obstacles in week 5 of class...

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Jag & Sully, the Ferret

Collie puppy, Jag, was introduced to ferrets at 3 weeks of age. He is now able to play appropriately with them...