Category: Service Dogs

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”

Out-Takes

In my recent post of the four week old puppies (SMILE!) I eluded to the fact that taking photos of baby puppies can be quite a challenge. I was not exaggerating when I wrote that I took 3,224 photos as we tried to capture… Continue Reading “Out-Takes”

SMILE!

These puppies were born on Christmas Day. They are four weeks old in these photos. Of course, they received holiday inspired puppy names. Really? Does it come any more delicious? Some of them even smiled for the camera! While, others showed their more serious… Continue Reading “SMILE!”

Twenty-One Days

Blind. Deaf. Unable to thermoregulate. Puppies are born into this world with a powerful sense of smell and an even stronger instinct to use it to find their mother. There is nothing that drives them more than to seek warmth and nutrition from that… Continue Reading “Twenty-One Days”

PRECIOUS

Born on Christmas Morn These little dollops of perfection are just 4-12 hours old in these photos. You’re welcome.

“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””

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”

Training a Dog To alert To a Sound

I’m compiling videos we have taken over the past several weeks to prepare for a Handler Instruction class this weekend. The dogs’ owners are coming to partner with their newly trained Service Dogs. This video is showing Mordecai alerting to a sound by jumping… Continue Reading “Training a Dog To alert To a Sound”

Service Dog In Training

This is Mordecai, a little poodle mix that is here for training. During a trip to a large and busy home improvement center, he got spooked by the noise of a flat cart that contained some heavy items. We found our own flat cart… Continue Reading “Service Dog In Training”