The Problem: Recently I took a webinar from The Pet Professional Guild called “How To Manage And Prevent Compassion Fatigue While Working With Animals” by Dr. Linda Harper. The reason I took the webinar was because in the past year I have noticed a gradual decline in my interest in working with dogs and an… Read More Compassion Fatigue WhenWorking With Animals
Thanks to Rumpydog for posting on this topic recently. http://rumpydog.com/2015/05/01/malamute-coat-care-for-summer/ With the coming of spring, many dog people start thinking about how a dog needs to stay cool in the hot summer weather. Some people in my rural area shave down their dogs in the summer, and sometimes in the winter. This is not a… Read More Don’t Shave Down A Double Coated Dog!
Our dogs look and act confident. Food reward training in general, even when done less than perfectly, promotes confidence in a dog. To me a confident dog has ears forward, and a relaxed “smile” or pant. He doesn’t cower or ignore his environment. The dog enjoys training sessions, and learns by associating rewards with different things… Read More A Confident Dog