Entries by Jenn Gavin

Know The Signs Your Dog Is Uncomfortable

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 […]

Camping With Your Dogs

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 […]

GR Triple Crown™

“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 […]

A Pleasant Shop

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 […]

Now With More Pleasant!

A Pleasant Dog is pleased to announce the addition of Rick Wiersum to our team.  Rick is one of West Michigan’s most experienced trainers, having helped dogs and their people for forty years. Rick thrives on helping owners communicate better with their dogs to enrich the human dog bond.  He is well versed in reactive […]

Say, “Hello.”

“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 […]