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?
One of the obstacles that many people with dogs run up against is finding the time or the desire to train, i.e. motivation. We humans like instant results. We have trouble seeing the benefit of doing something which will only result in changes far into the future (or what we perceive as being far into… Read More Motivate Yourself To Train Your Dog
We have lost another dog. AJ, our almost 12 year old Kuvasz stopped being able to walk on Saturday February 4th 2016, and then quit eating shortly after. We had the vet examine her and then said our goodbyes to loyal AJ. AJ had degenerative myelopathy, a progressive neurological disease. The house is sure quiet without… Read More No Labels On Older Dogs
This year has been a difficult one for our family. We lost Miranda unexpectedly in June, and then on July 10th we sent our beautiful Finn over Rainbow Bridge because of illness as well. The house is sure quiet without those two, even with the puppy here now. Of course things like this make you think about… Read More My Dog’s Bucket List