Choices

As humans we make choices every time we interact with our companion animals. A  standard catch phrase  of training is “every interaction is training”. That is, don’t expect your dog to sit at a door as it’s being opened if you don’t teach...
Building a work ethic ….

Building a work ethic ….

What could I learn from Sally and her marvelous work ethic? Persist, Focus and Do it must be her mantras. Persist. Sally fundamentally believes that there is always a way to get it done. She’ll take a break and do something else but she doesn’t forget the...
Sunshine and Roses …

Sunshine and Roses …

I suspect if you read this blog you may think I have perfect dogs – probably because I think I do too! However the journey we are on is not always smooth; nor has it always been easy. Let’s step into a time machine and travel back to January 2001. Brody...
Shading the line …

Shading the line …

It used to be I’d want to teach the dogs something – or reinforce what they already knew- and there would be a production around getting ready to work. I’d go to the treat cupboard and load up. I’ve never used a bait bag but if I had putting my...