Friend, companion, confidante

Dogs are more than just pets. They are our confidantes, our companions. They are our sidekicks, our cohorts, our comic-relief. They are our biggest supporters and our constant champions. They are our best friends. They are family. No where in the world is this more apparent than it is here in the good old, USA….

Dogs About Town

One of the many great things about moving to Portland is how dog-friendly so many areas are. Nearly everywhere you go in this city, you see pooches out cavorting with their owners. With that in mind, we decided to take a couple of our pups on a weekend adventure.

Bad Examples

Some of the most common issues for which I get training calls are separation anxiety, leash reactivity, and home defensiveness. In many of those cases, I can trace the root cause of the behavior back to the owners. Dogs are masters at reading our body language and emotions. So, it is no wonder that these…

2018…the end.

In the words of the Mountain Goats, I’m going to make it through this year, if it kills me. Well, here I am, at the end of one tough year.

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from The American Canine. We wish you all a joyous season and wonderful 2019. Here are s few pictures from our morning celebration.