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
This post is a continuation from last weeks initial post in our recreational dog sledding series. Once you have the correct size sledding harness you will want to change over to that exclusively for training. The sledding harness is a little different than the walking harnesses in that there are no buckles or anything to… Read More Training The Recreational Sled Dog – Part 2
I recently read the words ”bribe yourself with a reward” in an article. I have often heard the word “bribe” used in a similar way when discussing training dogs. There is one problem with this: bribing is not in any way associated with rewarding, whether you are teaching yourself to be more productive or your… Read More You Can’t Bribe A Dog
Here in our area of the country, it’s time to start thinking about introducing our new dogs to pulling a sled. We use the ELSA kick sled that was originally designed for humans but has been adapted for dogs and works very well. (This is not a sponsored post and we do not receive any… Read More Recreational Dog Sledding – How To Start
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?