Category Archives: Training

It’s Just Too Important

Socialization is critical for puppies. There is such a small window of time in which they can easily learn about the world around them. Up until around 16 weeks, they are little sponges soaking up everything they can about what … Continue reading

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Not the Dog I Wanted

This is a hard thing to admit. That your dreams for this dog don’t align with the reality of the dog in front of you. I’ve been through it twice now. Risa was supposed to be my sports superstar and … Continue reading

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The Worst Luck

I feel cursed. On Tuesday, Kyber was playing in the yard with Kyu. He bumped into Kyu as they were running in a straight line towards me, lifted slightly, and landed screaming on three legs. We tried for x-rays that … Continue reading

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Smart Setups

Having a puppy is a lot of work. I forgot how much work it is. LOL I like my adult dogs. The ones that already “get life” so I don’t have to monitor them all the time, worry about their … Continue reading

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Give Me A Break

I’m tired. I love my dogs but I’m tired. Risa had several chronic illnesses and problems. IBS, food sensitivities/allergies, IVDD, and a chronic UTI at the end. Plus her slew of behavior problems. I spent her entire life managing problems. … Continue reading

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