By now some of you may know that we have another new puppy. She is a six month old Australian Shepherd we call JoJo. We decided she would be right for our family when we noticed that she was available from the same breeder who bred our McCoy and Finn. The reason we went with… Read More Our New Dog – Again!
I just read a post on Medium about how people – and I mean everyone at some point – reacts to something that happens in their lives or something someone says, or does. The point of the article is that when you are reacting, you are not ACTING. You are also not learning or changing… Read More Reactivity On The Human Side Of Dog Training
This past weekend we went to our first dog show of the year. Actually, we may not go to any others, but this is still the first. A few years ago we bought a travel trailer so that we could take all the dogs to shows and stay at the show grounds without having to leave… Read More Getting Dog Show Prepared
This past Sunday, we ended up on a gravel back road, on a nice sunny day. Even though the weather was not at all hot, the sun affected all the dogs on our short hike. When we got back to the van, all the dogs drank water heavily. The temperature was about 17 degrees C or… Read More Caution For The Season’s First Hike With Dogs
Last week I started working on a new behaviour with Emmett (8 year old Australian Shepherd). We are working with a 6 foot ladder as a prop. I decided I wanted to use shaping to get Emmett to go under the ladder to start. Eventually I would like to make the behaviour a bit more complicated… Read More Shaping Dog Tricks – Under The Ladder