Posts made in September, 2012

The Importance of Recall – CGC Challenge Day 2

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Blog, safety, tips | 0 comments

The Importance of Recall – CGC Challenge Day 2

We are a day behind on training and posting, because yesterday we witnessed one of every dog owners worst nightmares: a dog being hit by a car. We don’t know if he’s ok, we don’t know the neighbor and I’m afraid to ask. The car was not going fast, so we can only hope. It ranks up there with the most horrible moments of my life, and it wasn’t even a dog I knew. It really drove the point home that teaching a solid recall is one of the most important things we can work on with our dogs. Sinclair needs to work on recall for his CGC test, so I was going to be...

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Sinclair’s CGC Challenge – Day 1

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Blog, fostering, training videos | 0 comments

Sinclair’s CGC Challenge – Day 1

(To find out what Sinclair’s Challenge is, check our post from yesterday.) Today, my goal was to find out what he could do, and to start working on what I know he has a problem with – polite walking. I knew he had already learned sit, down, and stay, but he surprised me with how well he knows them! However, there is a key piece to this puzzle that is missing. Watch and see what we need to work on: We also started working on polite walking. Look how much can be accomplished in a 5 minute training session! I always tell my clients, don’t try to set aside big chunks of time to...

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Sinclair’s Ten Day CGC Challenge

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Blog, fostering | 2 comments

Sinclair’s Ten Day CGC Challenge

Hello! Wow, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? We’ve been busy busy busy fostering, getting married, and going on our honeymoon! We’re back now, and ready to hit the road running and blog again. Meet Sinclair! I fell in love with this sweet boy’s face when he was first posted as “needing rescue” on the BARCS Facebook page. I admit,  I’ve always had a soft spot for huge goofy ears! At the time, we had another foster dog and couldn’t take him in, but I promised that if he was still in need after Isis was adopted that I would get him out. Fast...

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