Helen on November 28th, 2012

Visit the Tuggies Shoppe to find a hand made fleece tug toy for you and your dog to create some fun with.

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Helen on March 8th, 2012

Today, while training, we had a visit from a butterfly.  What a magical beauty she is! I visited a local nursery last weekend.  They have bi-annual sales where during those weekends, they have bar-be-ques and drinks, and all their plants are out for easy access and purchase.  I had been eyeing a bat flower for […]

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Helen on September 23rd, 2011

Luigi and I went to Telemundo NBC studios on Tuesday.  Why?  Because Luigi had an audition for a Spanish language soap opera.  Luigi is a ham, and his ham-ness came out on Tuesday, too.  Thankfully.  He walked onto the lot as if he owned it.  He made friends with those who were up to it.  […]

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Helen on August 22nd, 2011

Raven was fantastic in class tonight.  I took only her, and worked her on some crate games 15 minutes before class began.  Then we tugged and she offered her new trick, sit on her back end like she’s begging.  I was surprised at that one!  I showed her that yesterday just for an exercise.  She […]

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Helen on August 16th, 2011

Tonight was our first agility class and it was great.  I am sure everyone came out of class with their own twists on what to take home and practice with their own dogs.  The main thing I came out of it was very important.  I have to be on guard to mark my dog the […]

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Helen on August 12th, 2011

I arrived at work on time this morning, 30 minutes early.  Well, actually, 40 minutes early if you figure I would be at least 10 minutes late normally.  (This was so I could leave 30 minutes early to take a novice agility class with my Aussie.)  But it was hard!  Lucky for me between the […]

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Helen on August 11th, 2011

I mowed what I call “my lawn” today at lunch time, and tonight my sinuses are hurting.  I guess my allergies to the green stuff are kicking in more and more.  Wow!  No fun.  I am on Zyrtec and steroid nose spray and sometimes I take Advil Cold and Sinus and antibiotics.  Recently, I found […]

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Helen on July 16th, 2011

Raven and I went to a fitness seminar for dogs a couple weekends ago.  It was raining when we arrived, and it was hot and muggy.   But the rain clouds helped beat out some of the heat.  It got much hotter in the afternoon when the sun was out full force.  Here is Raven […]

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Helen on May 10th, 2011

Today when I let my dogs out for their lunch break,  Dudley ran out after Bunny and grabbed her rubber ring.  She wouldn’t let go, and Dudley was tugging.  Well, I don’t think it was tugging, as much as his trying to get that toy.  He wanted the result of the toy being his and […]

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Helen on May 7th, 2011

Here are some snippets of clicker training I’m doing with Australian Shepherd Dudley and Doberman Raven.  We are working on Silvia Trkman style pivot heeling, and Dudley is learning to tug as well as cross your paws.

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