For Fitzwilliam Trigger warning: this article discusses aggression and behavioral euthanasia.  Much has been said lately about the risks of placing shelter and rescue dogs, with a history of or potential for aggression in the home. There is a lively debate burning between those who believe we should save them all, and those who believe […]

February 15, 2021

How Do You Know When Your Own Dog (or Puppy) Isn’t Safe

It’s dusk. The foggy, chilly kind of early fall dusk that chills your bones as the newly bare trees sway and crackle around you. You smell dry leaves, faint traces of wood smoke and the neighbor’s old beater’s exhaust. A dog barks in the distance. You’re walking down a narrow city street with cars parked […]

October 23, 2019

Fear in Dogs

We hear it every day, “My dog is unpredictable”; “If I could only tell when he’s going to bite”; and “It happened out of the blue.” Dog bites never happen out of the blue, but people frequently can’t tell when their dog is telling them he or she is uncomfortable. And you know us, we […]

June 28, 2017

Know The Signs Your Dog Is Uncomfortable

Love camping? Love dogs? Afraid to combine the two? Don’t be! With a little planning, most dogs (even reactive or fearful ones) can enjoy camping right along side you. At A Pleasant Dog, we love taking our dogs with us to camp locally and at the National Parks, and you can too! Just follow these […]

May 6, 2016

Camping With Your Dogs

“Once upon a time in a land not far away…” We are OVER THE MOON to announce our new collaboration with Nature of the Dog and Shaggy Pines Dog Park. We’ve long admired the job these two companies do for their clients, and come to find out, the feeling is mutual! So, we are excited announce […]

April 20, 2016

GR Triple Crown™

Hey there, Pleasant Dogs. Long time no write. That’s because we’ve been so busy growing! This year we’ve already added a new trainer (and rumor has it another is on the way). With all the demand for our services, we finally took the plunge and signed the lease on our very own bricks and mortar […]

April 4, 2016

A Pleasant Shop

“My dog, Snarky, is fine at the dog park, but he barks at other dogs when he’s on leash.”  This is more common a problem than you might think.  There are a lof of reasons dogs might not behave pleasantly when they meet another dog on lead, and we can’t go into them all in […]

March 31, 2014

Say, “Hello.”