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Puppy Training: Name Recognition and Coming When Called

Molly the Goldendoodle puppy has been with me for ten days now. Over the past several days I have been working on teaching her to come when her name is called. Coming when called is a progressive thing, taught over … Continue reading

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Timid Puppy Day 4 – Teaching “Roll Over”

“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

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Bailey’s Boot Camp for Dogs – Timid Puppy – Day 3

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

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Bailey’s Boot Camp for Dogs – Timid Puppy – Day 2

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

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Amanda Portrait – Day 8

I call this, “The Two Golden Orbs.” The picture is from the weeks in 2013 following Dad’s death, when Amanda and I stayed in the motel room that Amanda called, “Our apartment.” Este slept on Amanda’s bed every night and … Continue reading

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Watercolor Week

Watercolors have mass appeal; it seems to me they are the most popular among mediums. I’ve never  been sure exactly why. It might be their unique softness and easily recognizable transparency. Transparency can be an appealing quality, for sure.   … Continue reading

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Pet Star of the Week: Jinx, a Border Collie

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

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Pet Star of the Week – Callus, a German Shepherd

My friend Penny  raised German shepherds for over thirty years.  She bred dogs from traditional German bloodlines; with generations of titles in Schutzhund.  Her dogs were beautiful, athletic and smart.  Penny donated entire litters to Leader Dogs for the Blind, … Continue reading

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Sport Dogs In Art

I just completed this acrylic painting of a corgi running agility and was reminded again of how the wisest pet owners leave the art up to the artist.  A sport dog offers great subject matter; the painting is loaded with energy … Continue reading

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Chihuahuas in Art

Today’s project. This was a little bit of a demanding effort because the stars of the painting had to include the Kokopelli fireplace and the handmade, four-poster dog bed, both made by the client’s talented hubby. I gave quite a … Continue reading

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