My dog McCoy lived to be 16 years and one month old. I got him as a four month old puppy. 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. McCoy did not have… Read More Life Lessons From An Old Dog
When I started training my first dog (my own) in 1999, 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 completely ignorant. I started out by getting angry at the dog for behaviour I… Read More Please Calm Down (When Training Your Dog)
I’ll get right into it so you can get going on the training: Train first thing IN THE MORNING. Yes, this is a solution to the problem. Don’t like it? Read on first. When I was starting out in the dog world I attended a class at the local dog club – in which there… Read More Can’t Find The Time To Train? Try This.
I have written a post, or many posts, discussing the benefits of calming down for both the dog and the human when training. This post is similar in that I am suggesting the benefits of reducing something, only this time it is the speed of doing things. This past weekend we were at a dog… Read More The Benefits Of Slowing Down A Dog’s Training
When you desire to change a behaviour in your dog that you don’t like, there are really only two ways to go about it. Well, three if you want to get technical about it. You can train you dog by force or with corrections. You can train your dog without force or corrections. Or, you… Read More A Good Way To Change Your Dog’s Behaviour