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Bones, Hugs, and Harmony Pet Care

Bones, Hugs, and Harmony Pet Care Award Winning Independent Seattle Dog Walker Service. Science Based Force Free Methods Serving the Wallingford and Fremont Neighborhoods. Fear Free® Certified.

Pet CPR/First Aid Certified. Hello there! My name is Seth and I am the owner and sole operator of Bones, Hugs, and Harmony Pet Care. Compassionate and professional dog walking/pet sitting with an environmental and health-conscious approach serving the North Seattle area. Bones, Hugs, and Harmony was started in early 2016 but I have been working with dogs in a professional or volunteer capacity sin

Pet CPR/First Aid Certified. Hello there! My name is Seth and I am the owner and sole operator of Bones, Hugs, and Harmony Pet Care. Compassionate and professional dog walking/pet sitting with an environmental and health-conscious approach serving the North Seattle area. Bones, Hugs, and Harmony was started in early 2016 but I have been working with dogs in a professional or volunteer capacity sin

Operating as usual

04/22/2022

Reposted from @dogminded The more you know 💡

Navigating this unregulated industry is hard. People have the right to know the mechanisms by which the tools and methods they use on their dogs change behavior and the short and long-term impacts of those methods.

I know folks love debating the “proper” use of tools on these interwebs, so this is a gentle reminder that tools are but mechanisms for implementing behavior change procedures.

We have an overwhelming body of evidence showing how “properly” implemented aversive procedures impact learning, behavior, and welfare of learners.

This is why many of us in this field choose to center the most humane and least aversive interventions when working with dogs.

For those interested in evidence-based information underpinning the reasons why aversive procedures should not be the means by which we aim to change behavior, visit www.avsab.org/resource to view the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior position statement on humane dog training.
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

Bentley is doing great!!! He will get his stitches out next week. Thank you to everyone at Sumner Vet!! #NoProng #NoChok...
04/01/2022

Bentley is doing great!!! He will get his stitches out next week. Thank you to everyone at Sumner Vet!! #NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

This is what they removed from my boy 😔some of that is food but most of it is gorilla glue and he didn't even swallow th...
03/27/2022

This is what they removed from my boy 😔some of that is food but most of it is gorilla glue and he didn't even swallow that much of it! Please warn others if you can, this almost cost Bentley his life. #gorillaglue #NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

PLEASE KEEP YOUR GORILLA GLUE LOCKED UP. I CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH HOW DANGEROUS THIS STUFF IS. I had it in the top of a clo...
03/26/2022

PLEASE KEEP YOUR GORILLA GLUE LOCKED UP. I CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH HOW DANGEROUS THIS STUFF IS. I had it in the top of a closed drawer but Bentley had ended up knocking the whole drawer over and the gorilla glue had ended up spilling out. This was my fault and I should have known better to keep it locked up or up high in my closet. Anyways Thank you so much everyone for your love and support. I ended up transferring him to a better vet clinic and he just finished surgery about 30 minutes ago. They had to remove a small footballs size worth of material. He is not out of the woods yet but so far he is doing good, I should be able to see him later today.

I do da trix for treatoz. Call my agent for da bookingzzz#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wa...
03/19/2022

I do da trix for treatoz. Call my agent for da bookingzzz
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

👏👏👏 Reposted from @a.gsd.named.odin Every dog’s genetics, temperament, environment, and past experiences create a unique...
03/19/2022

👏👏👏 Reposted from @a.gsd.named.odin Every dog’s genetics, temperament, environment, and past experiences create a unique individual, and training plans should be formed with that individuality in mind.

HOWEVER.

There are still rules that apply to every animal, and an understanding of the principles of learning theory and species-specific behavior is absolutely crucial to being able to form those plans. Positive reinforcement DOES work for every dog - but what does your individual dog find reinforcing? Are you trying to reinforce your dog by petting them when they really just want you to throw the ball in your hand?

“Training the dog in front of you” means that we take what decades of peer-reviewed research has shown us about dogs, how they behave and learn, and what is detrimental to their wellbeing, and we use that to inform our decisions on how we approach each dog’s unique situation.

It does not mean that we use tools that change behavior through pain and discomfort just because we think this particular dog can take it and we can’t think of another way to approach the problem.
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

I show teefs for din din#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #se...
03/19/2022

I show teefs for din din
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

It was great to see you again sweet boy ❤️❤️#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Se...
03/19/2022

It was great to see you again sweet boy ❤️❤️
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

Would also just add that AVOIDING aversives/punishment is an extremely critical ingredient! #Repost @bravodogtraining• •...
03/17/2022

Would also just add that AVOIDING aversives/punishment is an extremely critical ingredient! #Repost @bravodogtraining
• • • • • •
Want a happy dog? Certain ingredients are essential!
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefre...
03/15/2022

#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

Reposted from @thepaidpup The egocentric worldview that has permeated our culture for so long must change.The belief tha...
03/15/2022

Reposted from @thepaidpup The egocentric worldview that has permeated our culture for so long must change.

The belief that hu[man] is at the top and exerts power and control over beings who are deemed “lesser-than” is wrong.

This notion has destroyed our relationship with the environment, animals in the wild, and domestic companions who live with us.

Ego and control have no place in living with, caring for, and training dogs. Period.

Dogs are not robots. They are not here to feed our egos by being commanded around with no agency or choice. Despite what coercion trainers peddle, our relationship with dogs does not need to be an adversarial one.

Self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and knowledge are at the other end of the spectrum - and that is the worldview I fight for.
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

Alfredopaws and Patrick had the time of their lives!! ❤️❤️#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #w...
03/03/2022

Alfredopaws and Patrick had the time of their lives!! ❤️❤️
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

Please welcome the beautiful girl Ruby to the crew!! ❤️❤️#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wa...
03/02/2022

Please welcome the beautiful girl Ruby to the crew!! ❤️❤️
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

Beautiful Russell ❤️❤️#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake#seatt...
02/04/2022

Beautiful Russell ❤️❤️
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake#seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets #dogsofseattle #seattledogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups

Please welcome the beautiful boy Patrick to the crew!! ❤️❤️#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock#seattledog #pnwdogs #do...
01/27/2022

Please welcome the beautiful boy Patrick to the crew!! ❤️❤️
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock
#seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups #dogsofseattle #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets

Sorry but if you hear someone say you have to be the "alpha", "packleader" or to "show your dog who is boss" then they h...
01/13/2022

Sorry but if you hear someone say you have to be the "alpha", "packleader" or to "show your dog who is boss" then they have lost all credibility. Reposted from @fromdusktilldog 🐾 Our dogs are our companions, best friends, and members of our family. They are not competing with us and they are not scheming against us. It’s time we do away with the pack leader myth and instead, focus on building a positive relationship with our dogs. 🖤
#seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups #dogsofseattle #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets

Reposted from @k9wise Words of wisdom from the great Karen Pryor, in Reaching the Animal Mind:“When you stop relying on ...
12/31/2021

Reposted from @k9wise Words of wisdom from the great Karen Pryor, in Reaching the Animal Mind:

“When you stop relying on aversive controls such as threats, intimidation, and punishment, and when you know how to use reinforcement to get not just the same but better results, your perception of the world undergoes a shift.
You don’t have to become a wimp. You don’t have to give up being in charge. You lose nothing of yourself. You just see things you didn’t see before. One man said to me, “I stopped jerking my dogs around; and then I noticed what I was still doing with my kids.” It’s not a moral question. He was trying to be a good parent before. He is still trying to be a good parent. It’s just that now he sees an alternative way.”
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock
#seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups #dogsofseattle #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets

Sweet boy Magellan ❤️❤️#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock#seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups #dogs...
12/29/2021

Sweet boy Magellan ❤️❤️
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock
#seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups #dogsofseattle #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets

Please welcome the beautiful boy Louie to the crew!! I asked him what he thought about this weather. ❤️❤️#NoProng #NoCho...
12/29/2021

Please welcome the beautiful boy Louie to the crew!! I asked him what he thought about this weather. ❤️❤️
#NoProng #NoChoke #NoEcollar #NoShock
#seattledog #pnwdogs #dogsofpnw #pnwonderdogs #pnwpups #dogsofseattle #seattledogs #fremont #wallingford #Seattle #greenlake #seattledogwalker #forcefree #positivereinforcement #fearfree #k5pets

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Hello there! My name is Seth and I am the owner and sole operator of Bones, Hugs, and Harmony Pet Care. Compassionate and professional dog walking/pet sitting with an environmental and health conscious approach serving the North Seattle area. Bones, Hugs, and Harmony was started in early 2016 but I have been working with dogs in a professional or volunteer capacity since 2013. I am licensed and insured along with being pet cpr and first aid certified. I originally moved to Seattle from Florida in 2004 and absolutely love calling Seattle home!

I was a bark buddy/dog handler at the leading no-kill shelter in Brevard county: the SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center. On multiple occasions, I was asked to foster for the SPCA, and through this I gained experience in general care and medical treatment of dogs, as well as puppy care. I specialized in caring for dogs with abusive pasts, which is how I met my dog Bentley. While at the SPCA, I attended classes from regionally respected trainers, and also attended play group sessions. During this, I was constantly learning through spending time with a vast array of different sizes and breeds of dogs.

I previously volunteered at Seattle Humane working in the dog behavior and socialization program. I am comfortable and have had good success with dogs that typically don't do as well with the male gender. I am experienced in dog walking as well as knowledgeable about canine body language and cues. I find that socializing with the animals is not only therapeutic for them, but also for me!

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My new goldendoodle pup is doing great with everything except for the fact that he hates his crate. As soon as he goes in, he starts barking and whining like crazy. We already feed him all of his meals in his crate - how can we make him not hate it?