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Random Barking Thoughts . . . or Barking Random Thoughts

I just love this shot. Kristie Moser took in last weekend in Orlando. It is just a crack up. Encore doing all the talking, then there is me, lips pursed, as if trying not to compete with her voice. ********************************************** A lot of great comments about barking this week. Here are a few more thoughts. […]

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Noise Pollution

Being that we are just wrapping up 6 days of camps in the last two weeks I need to make a comment about dogs that bark. Yes I realize this may be a bit of the pot calling the kettle black because if you have seen any video footage of my dogs you will know […]

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Sunday Afternoon’s Entertainment

Any stuffed toy will do when Buzzy is jones for a suckie.

For Buzz’s entire life he has had the habit of sucking on stuffed animals and kneading like a kitten, while holding the toy in his front paws. I wrote about this peculiarity in my book  “Shaping Success.” When Feature was a wee baby she used to suck & knead as well but it was always […]

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Verbally Enthusiastic Workers

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Recently I had someone ask me if I thought it would be a problem to let his dog bark while he shaped behaviours. First of all, the barking could be a sign that your dog training skills need to be sharpened. Perhaps have an experienced trainer watch you and give you their opinion.   Buzz […]

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Summer Afternoon In Canada

It is a lazy Friday afternoon (if there is such a thing around here). I just did some training after taking a bunch of phone calls from all of you. Yes, I was manning the phones the last 2 days. Fun . . . for a change. Anyway I am working on a video for […]

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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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Meet My Dogs

DeCaff, "I love you mama", Feature, "are you done yet?", Encore, "am I doing this correctly".

Today I am going to start right off with gratitude. I think gratitude is my favourite emotion.  Doesn’t it always makes you feel good to be grateful for someone or something?  Today I am being grateful for my dogs.  Each of my dogs personalities are unbelievably different, but that is what makes them so special. […]

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