October, 2012

Oh those lumps and bumps…

Bacha my Border Collie mix is now a healthy 11 years old, she will be 12 in May. She still has a lot of bounce in her step. I credit that to good health and lots of mental stimulation. Right now she is vigorously working on her “Lambchop” stuffed toy I gave her for Christmas switching her […]

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  October 25, 2012   No comments

The way in which we play

Most owners don’t see a connection between their dogs behavior in public and the way they play in their home. The truth is most animals learn through trial and error and there is no better way to train a dog then to find a game they love to play and use it as the way you reward and frustrate your dog. Yes […]

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  October 25, 2012   No comments

Changing your dogs food delivery

“My dog doesn’t really have a lot of food drive” “She’s picky” or “he prefers to graze” I hear it all the time. People who feed their do two or three times a day from the bowl or worst yet free feed the dog. These people are the most likely to struggle to motivate their dog and […]

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  October 15, 2012   No comments

The NEW 5 second rule

By: Eric Gillaspy Much too often, I repeat myself.  Yes, yes, I do.   I just did it again.  In dog training, that can really mess things up.  When we repeat ourselves, the cue to do the behavior gets blurry for our dogs. For instance,  we say “sit,sit,sit,sit” and THEN reach into our pocket or treat […]

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  October 12, 2012   No comments