Recently, I have been working on teaching JoJo to SIT. She is six months old and has not been taught to sit because of her former life as a potential show dog. Dogs who are being shown and will spend a lot of time doing so are often not taught this cue for ease of… Read More Teaching More Than One Dog Sport – Good Or Bad?
By now some of you may know that we have another new puppy. She is a six month old Australian Shepherd we call JoJo. We decided she would be right for our family when we noticed that she was available from the same breeder who bred our McCoy and Finn. The reason we went with… Read More Our New Dog – Again!
I’ll get right into it so you can get going on the training: Train first thing IN THE MORNING. Yes, this is a solution to the problem. Don’t like it? Read on first. When I was starting out in the dog world I attended a class at the local dog club – in which there… Read More Can’t Find The Time To Train? Try This.
Recently, I was walking Ira down the street, which is normally very quiet and almost never has traffic or people walking. There happened to be a woman coming towards us down the middle of the road. I moved off to the side of the road, somewhat away from her to give her space in case… Read More Please Ignore My Dog
In the last 2 months I have not been training the dogs as much as I had planned or wanted to. This is because on April 8th we lost our fourth dog in 10 months – McCoy. McCoy was 16 years and one month old. He hadn’t been eating well for about 5 days and… Read More Why We Haven’t Been Training Much