Monthly Archives: February 2009

On Being a Champion

When I was 18 years old I went to work on a dairy farm. Now I was born and raised in a city of 300,000 people. I had no idea what to expect or what cows were all about. I applied to over 50 jobs [...]

2010-07-10T18:49:02-04:00February 27th, 2009|10 Comments

Free Stuff for You

Catchy title for a blog post eh? But really I have some good stuff for all of you and it is f-r-e-e! I have decided to give away 31 dog training tips during the month of March, but there is catch. It is a perk [...]

2011-06-15T14:40:45-04:00February 26th, 2009|11 Comments

MAC Trial

Well another one in the books. It was cold and snowy here the first day I arrived in Minnesota, well dah. It is Minnesota and it is February! A really well run trial. The girls from Omaha were up and I have to thank Brittney [...]

2020-01-10T20:58:26-04:00February 22nd, 2009|11 Comments

Time Alone

Well I just finished a long drive from home to Minnesota. I decided to drive and not fly as I wanted to bring both Encore and Feature so I could put them in a trial here before I start my teaching.  It is a bit [...]

2009-02-21T03:35:15-04:00February 21st, 2009|2 Comments

Laugh out loud

Today I am on my way to Minnesota and then on to Wisconsin. I am going to try to catch up with computer stuff while I am on the road:).  I would like to invite you to laugh out loud today. As I have mentioned [...]

2020-01-10T20:56:12-04:00February 20th, 2009|5 Comments

It's big "A" time

Have you ever seen dogs try to dominate other dogs by resting their heads across the shoulders of the dog they are greeting. Head position is important to dogs, it says alot to another dog. Personally, I am of the belief that dogs do not [...]

2009-02-19T03:35:04-04:00February 19th, 2009|10 Comments

Back to the future

When Feature was a puppy I used to shape new behaviours with her all the time. One week I challenged myself to come up with a different, unrelated behaviour to shape each day for a week.  That was fun. None of them were shaped to [...]

2009-02-18T06:52:44-04:00February 18th, 2009|10 Comments

Crate Games, it is not just for breakfast any more.

  Group shot of Crate Games graduates. I had small workshop here yesterday with 9, mostly adolescent dogs, and their handlers. It went quite well with a few "aah ha" moments and the odd "oh my" thrown in to balance things out.  We [...]

2020-01-10T20:54:34-04:00February 16th, 2009|27 Comments

Effective Transitions

Being sick sucks. I have been laid up for the last few days but today I think I have turned the corner (just in time, as I have a bunch of teaching coming up). This weekend there was a Chiropractic-Veterinary workshop at our place. That [...]

2020-01-10T20:53:30-04:00February 16th, 2009|8 Comments

Toilets and wall tiles

So I spend the day yesterday with my friends Penny and Lynda going through kitchen displays and sitting on toilets shopping for the new house. How exhausting. John stayed behind on this trip so I was told "I could look but not comitt to buying anything!" [...]

2009-02-11T05:49:46-04:00February 11th, 2009|4 Comments