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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Family Visiting

We have family in town this weekend, so the blog has been neglected.  I hope to post a training video tomorrow. View full post »

Training Video: Touch Stick

What is a “Touch Stick”?  It is a tool I have added to my training basket that allows me to move a dog around without having toView full post »

Product Review: Gentle Leader Treat Pouch

Because we are talking so much about training, I thought it was time to do a quick product review.  I’ve been training for a longView full post »

Training Video: Roll Over, Take a Bow, Crawl

There are many things I do not like about this video.  First, it is dark and Jazz is looking like a giant hair blob.  Next, there are someView full post »

Merlot Sunday: Aunt Lisa & Merlot

Merlot and my sister Lisa had an interesting relationship. Lisa was special for many reasons. First and foremost, Lisa is my sister andView full post »

Training Tips: Loading the Clicker / Attention Training

This is a two part video.  The first half is talking about the clicker, a little bit about why I use it, and how to ‘load’ aView full post »

Camera Problems

After dealing with bad formatting on the DVR mini disk for my ancient video camera, I am heading to Best Buy to pick up a cheap flip videoView full post »

Teaching Older Dogs

Over the next few weeks while I video and work my two pups, you might wonder if what I am doing is useful to your older dog.  Just likeView full post »

Training Video – “PLACE”

This is my first attempt at a training video, so this is a work in progress.  It is hard to train, explain, and keep the camera in view,View full post »

Merlot Sunday: Earning our first title

Merlot's first Q in Obedience- FIRST PLACE!! Merlot was my first working dog.  Before him I had many Shiba Inu, one English Setter, oneView full post »

Georgie x Tibby Litter

It is with great sadness I report that Georgie is NOT pregnant!!  I’ve finally had time to email the people waiting on pups, so I canView full post »

Update on Merlin and Elvira update

Merlin and Elvira live in sunny California with the Halstead family.  They are both active therapy dogs. Merlin was diagnosed with CopperView full post »