Nose work completely and totally rocks. I mean it. There’s just nothing like watching a dog use his nose to solve a puzzle. A puzzle that we puny humans can’t solve. We can just stand and be awed. I read yesterday on Arson Dogs that dogs can detect scents in parts per quintillion. Yeah, that’s parts. per.… Continue reading Nose Work Rocks
Here’s the before photo. Here’s what I’m up against. Sigh. Tonight I’m putting both bicycles and the lawnmower on the curb with a sign that they are free for the taking. It’s a start.
I’ve been trying for a week to figure out how to articulate something I’m sure many other dog people have experienced. I’m equally sure many of those people have explained the phenomenon much better than I ever will. But here goes. Something shifted in my relationship with Jack last Sunday. I can tell you the… Continue reading When My Dog Became More Than “My Dog”
Go ahead and engrave the trophy. I’m the world’s worst dog mom. At least I feel that way. We left Jack and Jade out of their crates yesterday while we were at work. First time since we’ve had them they were uncrated while we were gone that long-about 10 hours. Successful experiment! Yay! Then this… Continue reading World’s Worst Dog Mom
Planning some changes to my blog. Over a month ago I mentioned that I realize my blog lacks focus. I’ve spent some time trying to figure out what focus I can bring. I’ve come up with a couple of ideas. One, dogs…I’m crazy about dogs, animal rescue, dog training, responsible pet ownership. So, I plan… Continue reading Going Forward
Saturday, Daniel and I took our dog, Jack, to meet a couple of our friends and their dogs to work at Happy Dog Ranch. We had a great time and learned a lot. Mostly I learned that training a dog is really, really, really hard work for the humans and the dog. Thankfully, Jack is… Continue reading Dog Training Is Hard Work