I took a chance and entered Sioux in and NW2 in MD... and we got in!
Tuna fudge, that is. Or sometimes sardine and Parmesan cheese fudge (because my dogs like their treats extra smelly). I use this treat as a high value reward when I'm going to ask my dogs to do something really hard (like go to a trial). This treat is so easy to make and you can... Continue Reading →
This year we have so many things to be thankful for. Sioux and Ernie arrived. We discovered nose work and Roo competed in (and won a few classes!) his very first trial. Bam became our new cousin/nephew and Charlie officially became our new uncle/brother-in-law. I am so very thankful for my family and for my dogs!
Now that we're getting to a place with all the dogs where everyone can be productively trained at home, new challenges have arisen. For the most part, the place that we go to for class (which we affectionately refer to as "school") is somewhat sterile. I call it sterile in the sense that there's not... Continue Reading →
Can anyone else relate? Refreshing the dogs' recall command can lead to fun! That will be this weekend's training goal.
While Joe and I have been playing around with competition obedience, Roo Frank has been trying his nose at nose work. He has been having a lot of fun with it. Last week was our first time searching with different sized boxes and off leash. He didn't seem to have any trouble finding the meatballs!
Joe and I have taken several classes together (some basic obedience to pass his Canine Good Citizen's test and a tricks class to get his AKC Novice Trick Dog title). Recently we started taking a competition obedience class and all I can say is wow. Pet obedience and competition obedience are VERY different! We've been... Continue Reading →
As you can probably imagine, feeding five dogs who are all different sizes, types, and life stages can be tricky!
I am so lucky in that most of the time I travel for work I can bring a dog or two with me. Most of the venues I go to or set up at are dog friendly.
I've been MIA for the past couple weeks for good reason - my sister's wedding! I had a fantastic time (it was a destination wedding on a beach - how could I NOT have a good time?) but knowing that I would be out of the country for almost a week and completely dogless made... Continue Reading →