This post departs a bit from what I normally write, but it is what I will be writing more of in the future. The Split In Dog Training World The world of dogs and dog training is in upheaval. Simply put, there are two main factions of training philosophies: training dogs with corrections (verbal and/or physical)… Read More How To Make A Difference In The World (By Training Dogs)
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
Disclaimer: I am not a vet or canine physiotherapist. I am simply relating what has worked for me and my dogs regarding their injuries and subsequent mobility issues based on suggestions from our vet at the time, and research that I have done. You will obviously need to consult a vet before starting any… Read More Preventing Mobility Issues In Your Livestock Guardian Dog
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
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?