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Encore’s 17th Birthday and Why Every Day is a Celebration

On Sunday, February 7th, my dog Encore turned 17. We celebrated with cake! We’ve been celebrating every day for nine years as she has had many bonus birthdays. You see, in 2012, she suffered a traumatic brain injury, and we did not know if she [...]

2021-02-11T19:19:50-04:00February 11th, 2021|35 Comments

Tater’s New Nose (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome Surgery)

It’s a new year, and Tater’s starting it with a new nose. For everyone who knows our rescue dog Tater, you will know that he is brachycephalic, which is the term for “shortened head”. You can see Tater's head shape clearly in the photo below. [...]

2021-01-14T19:13:10-04:00January 14th, 2021|30 Comments

This! One is About Conditioning the Dremel for Puppy Nails

Last week I shared videos of conditioning my puppy This! to having her nails clipped. There were quite a few questions about what was on the lick mat and if I would be using a Dremel as well, so I've made another video for you. [...]

2021-03-09T22:13:39-04:00November 12th, 2020|25 Comments

Proactive Conditioning for Dog Nail Trimming Success

I have a new puppy, and she and I have started having fun with the many things that will set her up for life success, and that includes nail trimming. I've got videos for you, showing proactive conditioning for trims with This! as I am very intentional to create success. With a lick mat and a spoon, and then a progression to clippers, we've started cutting her nails.

2021-03-09T22:11:39-04:00November 5th, 2020|8 Comments

How to Use the Distraction Intensity Index to Help Your Dog

Distractions! It’s a big topic, and questions about distractions are frequent. I’ve blogged about this before, and today I’m sharing a formula that will help you strategically work through whatever is a distraction for your dog. I call the formula the “Distraction Intensity Index” and [...]

2020-09-10T18:07:53-04:00September 10th, 2020|20 Comments

The 3D Model for Dog Training: Duration, Distance, Distraction

When you are training your dog, understanding three key elements is going to help you create brilliant behaviours. The strategic application of  duration, distance and distraction will give you the confidence that your dog can perform any behaviour with total understanding anywhere you ask. The [...]

2020-08-20T18:00:47-04:00August 20th, 2020|9 Comments

Know Your Dog’s TEMP (Tail, Eyes/Ears, Mouth, Posture)

One of the things people search for here on my blog is TEMP. It's mentioned in several places and in videos, but I've never had a post specifically on T.E.M.P. That changes today! Dogs can’t talk to us, but they can communicate. Knowing what a [...]

2020-08-14T02:00:12-04:00August 13th, 2020|24 Comments

Believing in Dogs: Recallers Video Contest 2020 Winners

Recallers 2020 Video Contest Winners The results of our 2020 Recallers Video Contest are in! Over the past week, you have narrowed down the fifteen wonderful videos in our finals to the top three. For a decade now, we have been running a mid-year video [...]

2020-07-06T04:34:29-04:00July 6th, 2020|7 Comments