Category Archives: Fostering

You Handle It

I’m constantly amazed at how well Risa is doing with my foster dogs. Considering her fearfulness and her uncertainty around strange dogs, she is doing exceptionally well with having other dogs in the house. Especially since she is less comfortable … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone

I find the best way to truly learn who a dog is is to take them out of their comfort zone. Fearful dogs often act completely different in their home environment compared to the wide world. Risa was like that. … Continue reading

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Problem Solving

I love the problem solving aspects of dog training especially with positive-based training. It’s kind of neat to wrack your brain trying to figure out how you can get your dog to do what you want without being able to … Continue reading

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The Anti-Jagger

It’s been about 2 weeks since Jagger was adopted. Risa and I let our lives go back to normal and it was nice having it just the two of us again. But there are always dogs in need and I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! With the coming of a new calendar year, it’s a great time to reflect on everything that happened in the previous one and look forward to everything the new one can bring. Two thousand twelve was … Continue reading

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