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Disabled Dogs

Disability comes in many forms. No matter what the form is it very difficult to see the dog you love struggling so much. With the right...

Human Confidence in Dog Training

We are often told how important it is to be confident and assertive in our dealings with other humans. I think that is true even more so...

Managing Dogs

My exciting event of last week was finally getting a new gate in place between the kitchen and the living room. It is a wide doorway and...

New Year, New Hopes

2020 was beyond the worst year ever imaginable. When we had to shutdown due to the NY 2020 spring lock down, I never could have imagined...

Liberty Rose, CGC, RN, SAR-W

Last week I had to say goodbye to my Golden, Liberty Rose. It is by far the hardest part of having and loving our K-9 friends. However,...

Building a Strong Stay

A strong stay comes in very handy. You can leave your dog in one place and go off and do other activities. In the case of the partner gym...

K-9 Fitness

January is the time for New Years resolutions. For many of us resolutions include getting fit and spending more time at the gym. Like...

Understanding K-9 Motivators

Would you wade through sewer if I promised to give you $1? I'm guessing the answer is not only no, it would be heck no. It's just not...

Remembering 9/11 Dog Heroes

This year marks my 20th year anniversary working with amazing search and rescue dogs. I've had my ups and downs over the years, but the...

Finding Time for Training

Training regularly is one of the keys to success in dog training as well as many other things. Yet we all lead very busy lives and it can...

Attention Games- It really DOES work!!

While hanging out at a dog show with my once reactive dog, a remarkable thing happened that really made me step back and think.  My dog...

Dog Parks vs. Structured Playtime

Dog parties are fun. No doubt about it. While many dogs do well getting to play in a group environment, some dogs can be reactive. That ...

Showing Locations

While I have titled several dogs in Rally, my first agility show was quite the lesson.  My first agility show, was at an outdoor venue. ...