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The 2012 Pet Blogger Challenge – my answers

For the second year in a row, the bloggers at Go Pet Friendly and Will My Dog Hate Me? organized a pet blogger challenge for Jan. 10. Of course I’m a day late posting my answers – and yeah, I know, timing in dog training is everything. But honestly, it took me that look to [...]

Can an animal organization that euthanizes animals call itself “Humane”?

I just posted the following as a comment to the post, “Scruffy’s Law: Making Animal Organizations Tell the Truth,” on Christie Keith’s Dec 28 Dogged blog. For the record, I DO think we need to make animal organizations (and trainers, too!) “tell the truth” about what they do, how they do it, and how they [...]

The Splash Diaries: Meeting the public

So far, Splash has only met the public at 1) the dog park, 2) on a Greyhound Walking Club walk, 3) at the Wine Country circuit at Sampson State Park, 4) walking around the neighborhood. All of those locations have been outdoors, big spaces, distracting but not visually or aurally overwhelming. Yesterday, I took her [...]

The Splash Diaries: Suddenly, a sit

Image via Wikipedia Saturday, October 16 She SITS! Splash has crouched into a sit on the stairs now and then, but this morning by the back door, she sat when I rewarded M. for sitting. I clicked her. Then outside, I asked M. to sit while I picked up poop, and Splash sat, too. We [...]

The Splash Diaries: Camping

Image via Wikipedia Friday, October 1 We’re at the Wine Country circuit on the shores of Seneca Lake in Romulus, NY. Camping. Yesterday, Thursday, it rained from 4am to 10pm. Rain came down in sprinkles, in sheets, in continuous downpour all damn day. Lake effect rain is hard to imagine until you spend a day [...]