Category: All things dog

As a professional dog trainer for over 30 years, I offer advice, experience and know-how on dogs – their management, training, and care. Here, I will also share information about Service Dogs.

Service Dog Training – Harvey

Here are a couple of videos of Harvey, a Golden Retriever we are currently training. These clips were filmed during public access training in a large department store. The first one includes the dropping the leash exercise. The second clip shows negotiating difficult stairs… Continue Reading “Service Dog Training – Harvey”

Dogs

I know that many, if not most of my posts are about the world outside my home – the incredible wild creatures that live in our farm-gone-wild and remind me how important it is to embrace nature as often as possible. But, inside my… Continue Reading “Dogs”

Bliss

Just because sometimes it’s important to connect with pure bliss…I share with you a few seconds of a one hour old puppy with it’s mama.

Bloganuary: What is your favorite quote and why?

I’m not a bragger.  I am actually a fairly humble being – I try to walk lightly and let my action speak louder than my words.  That’s true even though I am an author who puts much of my life’s experiences and lessons into… Continue Reading “Bloganuary: What is your favorite quote and why?”

Dogs as Our Teachers

A few weeks ago I was invited to add a “topic” to a new website which has been designed to help authors reach more readers and readers peruse more books. The topic had to be unique to me. I also had to provide distinctive… Continue Reading “Dogs as Our Teachers”

Service Dog T.E.A.C.H. Course

In the past I have posted videos of dogs we had in for our Custom Training. Here is one of those videos: Along with our Custom Service Dog Training, we offer a program referred to as T.E.A.C.H. (Train & Educate A Canine Helper.) It’s… Continue Reading “Service Dog T.E.A.C.H. Course”

Guarding Breeds as Service Dogs

On occasion I receive an inquiry from someone who is interested in one of the guarding breeds as her future Service Dog.  Guardian breeds, like the Great Pyrenees, Mastiff, Anatolian Shepherd or Kuvasz are quite different from most other breeds that are designed to… Continue Reading “Guarding Breeds as Service Dogs”

Service Dog Bentley – Home Manners

BENTLEY – Service Dog In Training

This is Bentley. He’s a young, male Labrador Retriever. This video shows him working during a public outing in a large home-improvement store that is filled with sounds, people, and lots of scents. We think he handled the environment quite well.

Puppies & CHICKEN Wings

This post is mostly designed for the folks who will be coming to pick up their new puppies in under two weeks. The puppies are now 6.5 weeks old. They are eating solid foods, their mama has begun to wean them, and we’ve introduced… Continue Reading “Puppies & CHICKEN Wings”