Another start of another New Year. Another time to reflect, reevaluate and regroup. Another time that can either dissuade us into a coma, for all the things we did not accomplish. Or, a retrospective realization that we, ultimately, are not in control of our lives. Whether we believe […]
In setting goals we must periodically reevaluate where we are, where we are going, as well as what are the best steps to get us there. The same applies (or ought to!) in training our pooches. Earlier this year we set goals of getting Hanani ready for the […]
Most folks do not like to hear about death–of anyone or thing–or anything to do with death. All too often, many folks will even go out of their way to avoid or ignore the topic altogether. I get that. I understand, to a point. So when I start […]
So it’s been about 2 months since we last connected. It’s been a tedious couple of months and I will address all that in up-coming posts. For now, here is a quick update: Hanani did not attend the CGC class and thus, did not get certified as planned. […]
To say I am humbled at God’s creation is an understatement. I tend to be fairly hard on myself at times, especially when it comes to my dogs. When they behave like asses, I blame myself because I know I can be lazy–even with stuff I enjoy. But […]
It’s training buckets! …okay. I thought that was funny 🙂 Scent training basics is pretty much all we have gotten down so far. By “basics” I mean foundational points that are worked over and over to enable both the dog and handler to become proficient in communicating with […]
The title of this post is to reflect the fact that I am a dummy when it comes to “advanced” dog training! Advanced training includes anything beyond basic obedience. Though I have for years trained my own dogs, and even trained them to do some rather incredible tasks, […]
Most people that obtain a pup, as I have observed for years, do not dig too deep (if at all) to gain an understanding of what they are getting into. If more people put enough thought and at least a little research into this process, there would be fewer throwaways and more content household packs.