Monthly Archives: September 2011

Flashback Friday

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to remember how far we’ve come. It’s times like these that make me wish I’d started blogging about Risa as soon as I brought her home! Fortunately, I still have record of many of our … Continue reading

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Awesome Dog is Awesome

I finally have an answer to one of the questions that’s been plaguing me for a while: Does Risa enjoy rally? After her last AKC competition, I wasn’t sure. I decided to try a new venue to see if trialing … Continue reading

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Michele Pouliot Seminar Weekend

This past weekend, I had the immense pleasure of attending a 2-day seminar with amazing freestyler and clicker trainer Michele Pouliot. I was fortunate enough to have been present for her learning lecture at Clicker Expo in 2009 (I was … Continue reading

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Invincibility Cloak

Today was the first of a two-day freestyle seminar with presenter Michele Pouliot. My brain is stuffed and I have learned so much that I didn’t know before or needed a reminder to start doing. I love going to seminars … Continue reading

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The Appearence of Being Normal

Today there was another pet festival. We have attended this particular one three times. Like all the others we attend, my focus is on working Risa around distractions and helping her become more and more comfortable. It’s the closest I … Continue reading

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