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
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
In today’s video feature, Tommy and I have been working on retrieving. I have talked about this before but Tommy’s progress is quite astounding and I want to discuss it in a bit more detail. When Tommy came to us he was four years old and didn’t know his name or any verbal “cues” except… Read More All Dogs Can Learn- Retrieving!