Category Archives: Training

Ocho

Tuesday the 15th marked Risa’s 8th Gotcha Day. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been together so long. She has plenty of toys and other things so I decided we’d take a day trip together to celebrate it. She’d done … Continue reading

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A New Challenger

It’s been several months since I’ve had a foster dog. I really think Risa missed having a canine friend in the house but I needed a break after Crash left. On top of that, the rescue I previously volunteered with … Continue reading

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What Normal Feels Like

This weekend I trialed with Risa in obedience for the first time. I did this for several reasons. Main reason: why not!? She’s my first dog; we might as well try anything we can. One of the others was to … Continue reading

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Pets

I feel like there’s been a lot of hating on breeders and breed registries lately. Certainly, some of it is justified. Purebred dogs are, unfortunately, stuck in a bottleneck of health issues and behavioral problems. There are dogs who are … Continue reading

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Positive Perspective

I’ve been a bit bummed, stressed out, and unhappy lately. It sort of came to a head on Monday this week leaving me pretty upset. I felt unappreciated and surrounded by a lot of negativity. I tend to be a … Continue reading

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