Shaping and Stuff

Wrapping up some lose ends here. First of all thanks to everyone that contributed to the Shaping Challenge. I hope you all had fun and learned lots. I did promise I would reinforce one of you so the winner is  . . . Chelsea and Zoe.  I choose the winner very scientifically. I counted up […]

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Olympic Thoughts

What a great hockey game on Sunday afternoon eh? Those pesky Americans just wouldn’t go away. With the age and the talent of that US squad I think the future of international hockey in the mens league has now turned the page to become  as close as the women’s game. Lots to learn about watching […]

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Heading Home!

Finally! John and I are cranking up the Empress (truly the brand name of our RV) and heading home today. If the roads are clear we should be home by Saturday afternoon. Our rescue BC Autumn has fit right in with our other red BC’s, it will be sad to see her go to her […]

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Need Your Input

First of all thank you. All of your comments and concern really did wonders to get me out of my funk yesterday. You guys rock, I mean that, thank you. Now I need some input. I know many of you live in areas where Lyme disease is pretty hot. When we called the Vet yesterday […]

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Whoa is Me

I haven’t written much in the last week because honestly each time I try to write I am overwhelmed by depressing thoughts that I don’t think belong here. I have always preserved this blog to be as uplifting as possible. However, I figured maybe by writing about what has gotten me down, I can move […]

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Shaping Fun

Hey some excellent ideas rolling in to try and shape. I don’t know about shaping the Shar Pei to snore doing her waking hours thought. There could be some physiological stasis that needs to be present before she is even able to snore. I don’t know really but I guess it couldn’t hurt to give […]

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Shaping Challenge

Okay, it is mid winter (for some, okay hard to imagine it as winter here in Florida). Here is a challenge for you all. Sometime before the weekend (that is two days) shape your dog to do something new. Come up with something not related to anything you have been working on. If you need […]

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Second Dog Syndrome

I was talking recent to some friends about a phenomena I have observed in the dog world I like to describe as “The Second Dog Syndrome.” I thought I would offer a bit of advise on how to avoid it. First what is it. One would think that your second “agility” dog or “obedience” …

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