Category Archives for "DeCaff"

Gems Revealed

A couple of days ago I shared four videos from our Handling360 students that I thought I may have jinxed. You can check out that post by clicking here. I also gave you a little quiz, to see if you could pick out the “gem” in each video… the gem being the lesson from each […]

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Dog Training and Attention

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart. ~ Pope John XXIII A lot is made about “training” your dog’s eyes to look into yours when you are working together. Some schools use force to demand it, many have special “attention” classes to create it. I […]

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Irritation is Motivation

DeCaff in her prime, screaming across a dogwalk.

Irritation is motivation. Some of you may have heard me say this before.  When you are really irritated by something you will take action to change it. Those of you that are overweight right now are that way because it doesn’t bug you enough. When something irritates you enough your words and thoughts turn from […]

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Continuing with Life’s Processes

Stoni, Shelby and Twister hamming it up for a Christmas card in the mid 90

I am continuing the topic I started yesterday, describing how I have emotionally coped with the advancing progression of my dog’s lives. Denial and Grieving. The day after losing Stoni I had to leave for 3 weeks of teaching in Australia. Stoni had been sick for over a year. We all knew she was living on […]

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