We are working every day toward making Doggedly Devoted happen in Harlem.

This week, I took my NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Small Animal Care course and passed with flying colors! We are certified!

Also, we ordered our first merchandise: clickers emblazoned with the Doggedly Devoted logo. Look:

A clicker is a tool you can use to train your dog using positive reinforcement. The idea is that to mark very, very exactly the behavior you want to encourage in your dog, and since dogs don’t really speak English, a click is faster and more effective to mark the good behavior. It’s faster to click than to say “Good Dog!”

At Doggedly Devoted we will use clickers to work with our daycare kids dogs, and we can train you how to use a clicker to achieve your training goals, too!