Category Archives: Training and Behavior

Wild Moms don’t say ‘suck it up, Baby’

Comfort is for all seasons, and something that we can offer anyone we love, especially our dogs when they are feeling anxious or outright afraid. Yet in some animal training circles, there is a persistent belief that to comfort an … Continue reading

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About Shock Collars

Here’s a link to an excellent, and well researched, article on why shock collars are a bad idea. Please read it whether you use them or not. http://eileenanddogs.com/shock-collar-info/ Related posts: Shock, choke, and prong collars Shock collar fallout Tools to … Continue reading

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Katy left today

Today while I was taking a nap, Katy was sleeping with Digger on the same bed. Katy went to a new foster this evening. I’ll miss her big brown eyes. She’s working so hard to become part of the group. … Continue reading

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A Big Day for Katy

This morning while I was fixing breakfast Katy was bouncing and whining, as she’s done before, but this time she was with the other dogs. She was trotting around right behind me (first time). When it was time to go … Continue reading

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Katy – 4_5

Well, our family’s had a lot going on lately so I haven’t posted every day. I’ll give you all a synopsis. Katy was tethered to the couch for a few days. She had her own water and was fed on … Continue reading

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H O W do you train?

Here’s a very interesting article by Buzz Cecil. An excerpt: What you do have, if at all lucky, is an 8-10 week old pup who has only known his brothers and sisters and mom and maybe the breeder ― yep, … Continue reading

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Katy – Offering Play Bows

3/23/2015 The lump on Katy’s side has broken open and scabbed over. I’ll keep an eye on it. If it doesn’t heal up, she’ll have to go to the vet. She’s been licking her right front foot but I don’t … Continue reading

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Katy’s week

3/18/2015 While I was fixing breakfast this morning, Katy was running back and forth between the kitchen doorway and the couch. At one point she barked at me like she was saying, “Hurry up!” With her eating her dry food … Continue reading

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Katy 3_17

I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that we still need to put her in the crate when we leave. One morning Katy tried to come into the kitchen when I was fixing breakfast. Candy snapped at her then Molly … Continue reading

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Katy 3_16

3/11/2015 The past few days we were able to sit beside her in late evening. Last night she spent the whole day behind the couch when she was inside. This evening, she got on the couch with Molly and stayed … Continue reading

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