There is confusion about the definition of “heeling” as it pertains to dog training. The original meaning, and correct one, refers to the formal heel, which has been used in competition for decades, in both retrieving and competition obedience. It was also traditionally trained with force. The dog was collar corrected each time he went… Read More Heeling Made Simple – The Front Foot Target
My dog McCoy lived to be 16 years and one month old. I got him as a four month old puppy from a reputable breeder. He was an Australian Shepherd. I believe that his long, healthy life was a result of several things and not of just of genetics as we always want to think.… Read More Lessons We Can Learn From An Old Dog
Ira our 16 month old Kuvasz is having an especially destructive and annoying teenage dog phase. I have raised a female Kuvasz, my dog AJ, before but I don’t remember this much difficulty. Maybe I forget! Sometimes it actually seems like he has forgotten all that I have been teaching him for the last year.… Read More Sometimes It Seems Like The Training Isn’t Working
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!