Dog Training Done Right
on Friday April 23rd, 2010 at 07:03 AM
Its all Fun and Games
Make training feel like a game to him. You are halfway there since most dogs think that everything is a game anyway. Keep in mind that your dog is constantly searching for a pay-off so go ahead and make a game out of it. No, you cant have the chess set from the coffee table but hey, this squeaky fuzzy thingy here on the floor is great, and I will even throw it around for a minute to show you how cool it is!
When total strangers see you on the street...
on Monday April 5th, 2010 at 10:02 PM
No Stress Dog Training
I began re-reading Jane Goodall and Mark Bekoffs book, The Ten Trusts again this week. I really adore Jane Goodall and what she stands for, and the first time I heard he pant-hoot at a lecture I almost lost my cookies. I wont trivialize the mark she has left on the scientific world by coming up with some heavy duty adjective to summarize her legacy because that would just make me look stupid. Again.
So the book The Ten Trusts: What we Must do for the Animals we Love, is a...
on Wednesday March 31st, 2010 at 02:01 PM
Ok, its totally true. I have a tough persona but there are a few things that I can count on to make me cry. And these things dont really make sense, not even to me. Take for instance, marching bands, why on earth, do marching bands make me cry. I just dont know. Kids choirs, yet another face contorting tear- jerker for me. That really makes parades off limits. I also have trouble at any sea mammal exhibits and I am conflicted about the reason. Am I weeping because these animals were kidnapped...
on Sunday March 28th, 2010 at 10:30 AM
Since I was a young girl I have had this image of myself outside on a vast property with horses ppppttthhhhing, kids picking fresh produce I grew myself and a mess of dogs laying beside me as I dig in the rich earth. OK, so I really have a postage stamp of property, no horses, one kid, one dog and no produce. But the feeling is the same when I go out and garden in my tiny plot. I simply love it.
I am mindful of the dangers to dogs in the garden , toxic plants are common and abundant. So have...
on Thursday March 25th, 2010 at 06:32 AM
Patricia McConnell; Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist will make you love your dog even more.
To say that being in the company of a dog can make your life better is no great epiphany for dog lovers like us. To say that there is evidence to support that the company of dogs promotes healing in adults and healthy emotional development in children, is an amazing new scientific discovery.
Patricia McConnell is probably not a name you know, but if you are interested in dog training and the...
on Tuesday March 23rd, 2010 at 08:03 AM
Human Foods and Table Scraps can be Poisonous to Your Dog
In a previous life (like 1982 when I was in college and less pruney) I majored in Nutrition and Dietetics at Syracuse University. It was a division of the Home Economics School (I kid you not) which made this here rowdy, beer drinkin Jersey girl a Home Ec majorimagine how proud my parents must have been. But through the program I developed a love for all kinds of food, for preparing great meals and sharing them with others; an extension...
on Sunday March 21st, 2010 at 05:31 PM
No Dog Deaths in the Iditarod
Well how cool is this? I am so pleased that no deaths (dog or human participant) occurred in the Iditarod this year, marking the first time this has happened in history. I worked at a dog sledding outfit when I first started my dog career and it is truly a different life for working dogs. It is demanding, exciting and not for the weak of heart. The dogs truly love the running and pulling. But the conditions made me squeamish and conflicted. This was a many years...
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