Monthly Archives: August 2012

When Good Dogs Go Bad

I hate when people say their dog is “bad” or “naughty.” Most of the time, the reason the dog is “bad” is because he behaves like a dog. What a surprise! Unless you train them otherwise, dogs will behave in … Continue reading

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Breaking Down

After the Pat Hastings seminar concluded several weekends ago, I was left very concerned about Ris’ structure and was worried whether I should allow her to continue in dog sports. Using what I had learned, I felt like Risa was … Continue reading

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Keep On Dreamin’

“Some dreams keep on getting better. Gotta keep believin’ if you wanna know for sure.” –Eli Young Band When I adopted Risa, I’d been looking for a dog I could take anywhere and do anything with. Anyone who knows Risa … Continue reading

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Freestyle Demo

I just love canine freestyle and I really would love to share the joy of dancing with dogs with others. I haven’t had much luck trying to get a class started; not many people are familiar with the sport. It’s … Continue reading

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