Bad Examples

Some of the most common issues for which I get training calls are separation anxiety, leash reactivity, and home defensiveness. In many of those cases, I can trace the root cause of the behavior back to the owners. Dogs are masters at reading our body language and emotions. So, it is no wonder that these…

Wordless Wednesday 10/28/15

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The Reward in Failure

Cars from all over the area, some as far away as Oregon lined the spots in the parking lot in Frontier Park in Graham, Washington, on the last Saturday in March. The day started in prime Pacific Northwest fashion, cold, wet, and overcast. It was the spring trial for Twin County Schutzhund Club, the first…

A Plea from Your Kennel Manager

“I usually would never board my dog, but…” “Most of the time I take my dog with me, but…” “We’ve never boarded our dog before, but…” “Usually we leave her with family, but…” In the past two weeks I have heard some version of this phrase no less than five times. I understand you love…

Dogs of Italy or Cani di Italia

We have a fascination with dogs. They are everywhere, in parks, in cities, in the country, in art. One might think that this is a fairly recent phenomenon since it was only a few generations ago that our best friends moved from a position as a working animal living outside to a family companion sharing…