This article was originally published in December 2017. Since then I have learned much more about conditioning my dogs and how to prevent injury by taking many classes on the subject. While I am still not a vet or a canine physiotherapist, I am sharing my knowledge so that other can possible learn from my… 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?
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