Monthly Archives: March 2011

A paws in the action

Last night was the first night of my new round of classes and I was WAY more tired than expected when I got home.  Both classes have great dogs and great handlers but the first class with dogs is always … Continue reading

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Shayne, COME! It’s DIIINNERRR TIME!

Yesterday I talked a bit about what things may be happening to cause a breakdown in your recall.  It really is  often just a case of humans not thinking about the recall from the dog’s perspective.  So what can you … Continue reading

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Shayne COME! It’s baaaattthhh time!

There are a lot of ways that we, as handlers, sabotage our ability to have an awesome recall.  Although some may seem obvious, many people often don’t see the big picture until it is pointed out.  The number of “ah … Continue reading

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Reliable recall…

Okay, so I may not be able to teach a dog how to fly, but I can teach them how to fly back on a recall.  This week (or part of it, I haven’t yet figured that out) I want … Continue reading

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Shameless Self Promotion–for Dexter

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since Dex came into my home and I feel like I’ve finally gotten to know him well enough to write his description, make an adoption video, and post him on various websites as available … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf… or I wish!

I am frequently asked for book suggestions or other resources for further information.  There is a growing list of books that are either on my shelves, have been on my shelf (from a library), or are on my “desperate to … Continue reading

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Life skills … are skills for life

Have you ever been in a new situation where you simply didn’t know how to act or present yourself and are unfamiliar with the schedule or processes?  Do you remember what it was like the first day you went to … Continue reading

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