When I started training my first dog (my own) exactly 18 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I knew I wanted a dog in my life but how to modify so-called “bad” behaviour was something of which I was ignorant. I started out by getting angry at the dog for behaviour… Read More Please Calm Down
Last Wednesday I was preparing to record a video on grooming Ira’s ear hair. We had changed the arrangement of our bathtub area to fit in a freezer. We just changed the DIY tub from one side of the space to the other – about 5 feet. No problem, right? Nope. This change confused Ira… Read More Your New Best Friend – Patience
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.