Get Your Dog’s Attention!

Dog owners often struggle with diverting their dog’s attention away from unwanted distractions. Many have difficulty getting their dog’s attention, period. Although this is a sign of deeper relationship and training issues, there are simple, fun ways to get your dog’s attention that will cost you only time and […]

Candles for K9s

Just a quick note here, folks, to announce a great new fundraiser! Candles for K9s provides a beautiful, useful product while supporting the work of SIK9U (the Special Investigations K9 Unit). Check it out! Earth Candles View Sample Brochure We’re Raising Money! SIK9U Earth Candle Fundraiser is starting […]

Up, Down, Good Girl, Repeat

Repetition. Ah, that wondrous turn of events that does not turn effortlessly on its own. Like building a skyscraper, there are seemingly little, repetitive needs that create a foundation upon which such structure can be sustained. Much the same in training dogs. Even once that foundation is set […]

Raw Video: Reform School Progress

When it comes to working with dogs, there are many things that take time. Often, lots of time. Additionally, since I started training dogs at 13 things have changed! I have had to relearn a few things along this journey to get Hanani where she needs to be. […]

Find Boo

Okay, let me first tell you–YES. Emphatically, and un-apologetically, I use the phrase “Find Boo” in training Hanani. “Boo”, for us, refers to human blood, body fluids, bone, both ancient and fresh. Not that I have any fresh bones, per say, as my serial killer friends are no […]

Pack Rank

Even though there has been much time focused on Hanani, especially with her Reform School endeavors, allow me to show you an indirect consequence of this intense training. As I have worked this daring Dutchie, pushing her beyond her limits at times, Mia wanders around and actually “helps”–if […]

Dog Chicken Jerky

Here we are again after a terribly rainy Ohio season to kick off our summer fun. With wet grassy areas come ticks, mosquitoes and lots of things that bug our pets. No fear! There is a way to solve these issues. It’s an easy to make, low cost […]