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.

“Basic Obedience”

Let’s have a little “come to Jesus” conversation about dog training.  What?  Does training a little dog require such a significant exchange?  Follow along and you will discover where I am coming from. I just visited a dog breeder/trainer website that offers dogs trained… Continue Reading ““Basic Obedience””

Rough Day

When you are three weeks old and people expect you to pose for too many photos!

Puppy Dreams

When they twitch as if they are chasing rabbits in a dream, adult dogs might actually have a memory of such an event. But, when infant puppies – not even three weeks old – do the same thing I am left to wonder about… Continue Reading “Puppy Dreams”

Therapy Dog Info

As a dog trainer and puppy raiser, I get asked about Therapy Dogs a few times a month.  I have decided to post the information on this Blog, which will hopefully answer most questions.  If you have addition inquires, feel free to contact me… Continue Reading “Therapy Dog Info”

You’re Welcome

I hope this makes you smile.

Can We Hunt Buffalo Together?

Here is another unpublished chapter from the work in progress; “A Dog Trainer’s Guide to Human Happiness.” You may find the previous chapters interesting, as well: The Dog with Eighteen Elbows and To Write (about the US Military Veteran’s wife and training Service Dogs)… Continue Reading “Can We Hunt Buffalo Together?”

The Dog With Eighteen Elbows

Following up on my goal of sharing some writing which is lingering to become a book, here’s a chapter I pulled from my intended tome “The Dog Trainer’s Guide to Human Happiness.” See the prologue that I posted a couple of days ago HERE.… Continue Reading “The Dog With Eighteen Elbows”

Precious

I offer you photos of newborn puppies. They are still a little wet from whelping. The photo above is the mama with her first born. It helps provide a perspective on their diminutive size. She looks so happy. Isn’t life amazing?

Noodle – Service Dog In Training

We typically have two dogs in training for Service Dog work during the same training period. I just posted a video of Ryder’s training. This is Noodle. She is a Labrador Retriever.

Ryder – Service Dog In Training

Lately, most of my posts have been about the birds and other wildlife around our farm. But, like most folks I also have a job to support my hobbies! This is Ryder, a German Shepherd Dog that came to us from his owner for… Continue Reading “Ryder – Service Dog In Training”