Monthly Archives: January 2012

When To Speak Up

I often talk about being an advocate for your dog when it comes to training. I advise telling people “No” if they try to pet your fearful dog. I recommend watching a training class before you sign up to be … Continue reading

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Portrait Progress

It’s not often I take the time to keep track of my progress as I work on a portrait. But, every once in a while, it’s fun to keep a record of it. Since I finally decided it was time … Continue reading

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The Language of Fear

I was watching a trainer work with a fearful dog over the weekend and I was a bit disappointed with what I saw. The trainer seemed to zero in on the dog’s tail position as the sole way of determining … Continue reading

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Trial Gear

For anyone new to trialing, it can be difficult to determine just what you need to bring with you. I know I’ve added and subtracted things as I’ve gone along. Some things are vital and others depend greatly on your … Continue reading

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Training Agenda

January is Train Your Dog Month sponsored by APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers). Even though there is rarely a day that goes by when I don’t train with Risa, I decided to set myself a goal of training Risa … Continue reading

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