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“Roll over” is a great confidence builder for shy puppies as puts them in a vulnerable position for a moment — but nothing bad happens — and they recover on their own steam. It is very easy to teach using … Continue reading
The timid puppy is getting less timid all the time, but the confidence- building exercises continue. At times (like at the farm store yesterday) older dogs can come in handy. One thing that builds confidence in puppies, especially the toy … Continue reading
I’ve always said that people with Golden Retrievers don’t know how easy they have it. These dogs train themselves. Poodles are pretty much the same. I would imagine that a cross between the two would be heaven for a behaviorist. … Continue reading
It’s puppy season! It’s a busy time for those of us who train puppies, rescue and foster puppies, or who are breeders planning that next litter. Timid puppies can grow up to be serious problem dogs. They have a tremendous … Continue reading
Horse tricks are fun, but they have seriously helpful applications. (As an aside, first of all, I found out too late today that in order to get a proper video, I have to turn my new phone, which I call … Continue reading
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
Paintings on slate take on a life of their own, partly due to the chinks and cracks and chips in the stone itself. It lends itself to all kinds of creative idiosyncrasies in each piece. Here are some cat paintings I … Continue reading
Wheelzebub lives up to its name at every opportunity! They say no good deed goes unpunished. At least, that’s how it seemed when I tried to get the van and Wheelzebub out of the driveway following the worst ice storm … Continue reading
Clifford the Wild Morgan! After the longest, hardest winter of our life, I decided to haul Cliffy downstate and get him back in shape for our tour. He needs muscle tone and in fact, hasn’t even shed all his … Continue reading
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