Author Archives: Jamie

About Jamie

I'm just a traditionally-trained artist with interests in dog training. I currently teach classes at the local obedience training club (tricks, freestyle, and Rally-FrEe) and I also teach classes professionally for an organization who helps veterans train their own service dogs.

Evangelical Training

Many of the top trainers I follow have recently been discussing how they handle spreading the word about positive training. For many of them, their way of disseminating this information has changed greatly. While I am certainly not nearly as … Continue reading

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Risa Redux

I say it all the time: Kyu is not Risa. I never expected him to be her clone and, in all honesty, I didn’t want that again. I wasn’t looking for another fearful, dog-reactive dog with GI problems (well, two … Continue reading

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Missing You

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year. A whole year without you. No new memories to share. Just old ones to savor. I don’t know that I’ve ever known anyone as intimately as I knew you. Some of it … Continue reading

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Chronic Conditions or Here We Go Again

I’ve put off writing this blog entry for a long time. Partly because I was hoping to write once I had all the answers; I still don’t. The other reason I’ve delayed is because I haven’t felt like it. Literally. … Continue reading

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Average Joe

(Before I delve into the meat of this post, I want to preface it with this: I am all for the preservation of natural abilities in dogs. I love nothing more than watching a dog “do it’s thing.” Whether it’s … Continue reading

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