Wild Wednesday – Animal Buddies

In my dolphin post, I shared a video of a cat interacting with dolphins.  It was such an Awwww moment, I thought I’d share a few more with you.   I give you….Dog and Owl.   Dog and Otter.   And my personal favorite, Dog and Elephant.   Looks like Dog isn’t just Man’s Best […]

Wild Wednesday – Guilty, Grinning Dogs

Too much overtime means today’s post will be short and sweet.  Funny dog video!   Have you met Denver?  He’s the guilty, cat-treat-eating dog, and this is one of my favorite YouTube videos.          

Welcome To Wild Wednesday

Usually on Wednesday I post dog-training articles.  Lately though I’ve been including posts on my growing chickens and spring gardening and I’ve been considering including some of my animal training stories from my zoo days. The dog-training themed Wednesday posts needed some expansion, and thus the inspiration for Wild Wednesday.  If it’s about animals, animal […]

Should You Train Your Dog Like A Dolphin?

Yes.  And no. I have been out of the world of dog competition for several years.  There was a time when I used to spend a lot of time at dog shows.  I would always see clickers for sale, and occasionally discussions would crop up on different training styles.  Some were adamant that all dogs […]

I Will Not Train Your Dog

I’ve been working on a new information flyer.  What do you think?  Does this make you want to hire me? I WILL NOT TRAIN YOUR DOG BUT I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO HAVE THE DOG THAT YOU WANT     Do you have a new puppy and no idea what to do with her? […]

Be An Alpha Dog! For Your Dog’s Sake

Before I get to the alpha dog post, I’d like to invite you to the Beauty of a Woman Blogfest.  On February 10th, August McLaughlin will host this unique collection of blogs posting on the subject of Beauty, the first ever in what will hopefully become an annual event.  My post goes up tomorrow, then […]

The Leader of the Pack

  Dogs are pack animal, and you need to be the leader of your own family pack.  Motorcycle, leathers and girly vocals are optional. Dogs, like humans, are social creatures.  Wild canids such as wolves, coyotes, hyenas, live in family groupings with a distinct hierarchy of leaders and subordinates.  Dogs, descended from wild ancestors have […]

Teach Your Dog English

  Because speaking dog is hard on the voice Your dog is going to have to learn English, or Spanish, or German, or…you get the idea.  Training your dog involves teaching her a wide spectrum of behaviors.  There will be some behaviors you’ll expect her to do all the time, without being told; for example, […]

Animal Communication In Animal Training

Do I have to be psychic? Animal training is animal communication.  I have known gifted psychic animal communicators; I’ve even experienced it myself.  If that is one of your skills and you use it with your animals, rock on!  But, even if being psychic just isn’t for you, if you want to train your dog, […]

Do You Want to Train Your Dog?

What does a trained dog look like? Do visions of Lassie and Benji prance through your head?  Does your dog embarrass you, or make you proud?  Is she ‘not perfect’ but you’re happy with how she behaves?  Is your dog a vision of trained perfection?  What do you think is ‘good’ dog behavior?  What is […]