Category Archives: til

Swimming Down Syndrome

      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

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Isn’t It Rich….

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

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Talking With Dogs

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

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Horses and Dogs

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

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Pigs Helping Pigs

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

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Puppy Tricks

//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

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