Our dogs are our best teachers, and I've been learning from Tater who jumped off a cliff chasing a chipmunk recently. Now, Tater's choice to chase could have ended his life, so we're back in Ruff Love with Mr Potato Salad. I took a video on one of walks this week to cover some misconceptions about the program I outline in my book.
Sometimes people who are introduced to my ItsYerChoice game wonder what the difference is between educating our dogs they can make good choices, compared to using the traditional “leave it”. It’s such a common question that a couple of years ago I did a short video with the answer. I decided the video should be on my blog to be easily accessible to everyone who has the question.
Well, I'll have to say that this is a blog post I was not planning on doing, but thanks to Pinterest, here we are! It's a look at the crates I have built into my home, so they are part of the furniture. It happens that in our Agility Nation membership program, I did a segment showing the built in dog crates and how they work, and a video clip is in this post for you.
I know that many of you would have read the title of this blog post and done a double take .... and could well be thinking "that Susan Garrett has gone a bit cray cray, she has spent years telling us that agility and dog [...]
We get a lot of questions about dogs who misbehave …. dogs who counter surf, raid the garbage, destroy the flower beds, run away when called. You might know a dog like this, or it could even be your dog. One thing we all know [...]
As committed dog owners, we all know the importance of exercising our dogs minds and bodies for their well being, and so they have the best life possible. Studies have shown that exercise is a common factor in the longevity of dogs. My friend, Rodney [...]
We previously looked at creating a positive experience for our dogs when visiting the vet. This includes shaping our dogs to cooperate in their own care. Over the years on my blog, I've written a lot about the benefits of shaping. I've even included a [...]
One of the many things that unite us as dog lovers is that we will all have to take our dog to visit the vet. This can be a harrowing experience for our animals, but it does not need to be that way. More and [...]
Do you make plans for your week? We all have busy lives with a lot to fit in! Having a plan can make your week awesome and give you time to spend with your dog. We can use our time intentionally or habitually. I did [...]
Have you ever made a mistake when training your dog? It's safe to say we all have. Last week we looked at having a Plan B when our dog does something unexpected, so in fairness to our dogs, this post covers when our dogs might [...]
Swagger jumping up by invitation. Initially, the title of this blog post was "how do I stop my dog jumping?" ... then I changed it to "how do I train my dog not to jump?" ... then I added "up" to the end. [...]
Last week I shared strategies to help become comfortable with videoing your dog training and reviewing video. It was a blog post that I hadn't planned on doing a follow up on, as the intention was just to help with ideas for you on how [...]