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Jinx was a fun subject. A dynamic sport dog active in disc and dock diving, his owner gave me free rein to choose whatever picture I wanted. It was a bit of difficult choice, because Stephanie’s pictures were excellent quality … Continue reading
Let’s face it: the Special Olympics has been a boon to the fitness regimen for many disabled folks who would never otherwise get out of the house. Amanda is no exception. Over the years, getting her to exercise has taken … Continue reading
My friend Barb’s border collie is featured in today’s slate painting. This beautiful dog has appeared on billboards promoting pet expos all over the country from Michigan to New York. She is easily one of the fastest dogs I have … Continue reading
Clifford was invited back to Cedarville Library to co-host a clown’s appearance on June 18, 2012. These ladies had a lot of fun with him, being kindred spirits and all. They even let him keep the glasses! We had a … Continue reading
As I am moving back into my role as teacher, not only through the upcoming Tricks class at Borderhauss Kennels but as a certified CATCH trainer mentor, I’m realizing how much nonverbal actions and consequences go into my daily routines. … Continue reading
Rip and Til playing, “Ring Around the Pony” Remembering a ride on the Island: It’s Cliffy’s turn to run free and I’ve saddled Trudy up. We are enjoying a lively trot down the road toward the shore. Til the border collie … Continue reading
This year, Long Island Pet Expo had a booth with potbellied pigs. This is not unusual for a pet expo, but for some reason I got it in my head that one of them should be trick trained. My dogs … Continue reading
//www.youtube.com/get_player Most people don’t realize this, but little puppies can learn tricks faster and with more panache than adult dogs can. There’s an early learning window lasting until a dog is about 5 months old, making their brains like little … Continue reading
Terrible Til once again had a successful run in the Disc Dogs of Michigan Frisbee competition. This one was held in Grand Blanc, Michigan and we placed third in the novice toss-and-fetch, against about 30 teams. Til is pictured (against … Continue reading
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