Chickens, chickens and more chickens. Many of you may remember that a while back, I told you I went to Chicken Camp. A 5 day workshop in Seabeck Washington. It really made a huge impact on my timing and thought process in my marking and reinforcement abilities while training dogs. I came across a great […]
Grief, such an interesting emotion, Sadness, anger, memories of joy, all rolled into another emotion. This week, I am experiencing an abundance of overwhelming, heart breaking, gut wrenching grief. I was forced to say goodbye to my Zoe, therapy dog angel, on Thursday. Reliving the same experience I just had with Charlie a few short […]
All of us, humans and dogs, have spatial needs. What I like to call your “bubble”. When someone invades your space or bubble, it makes you uncomfortable. It is the same sensation for a dog. Just because you have a furry friend on the end of your leash, does not give anyone the right to […]
Happy New Year Everyone……. 2013 has started off with a fizzle. I am at home sick with whatever is going around these days. I am hoping this is a good sign. Getting all the illness out before we get too far into the new year and classes. That being said, I have started planning the classes for this […]
Whew, I feel like I have been repeating myself over and over lately about how to greet a dog appropriately. I am not sure why folks feel it is ok to rush to any dog they see and stick their hand over their head to pet the dog. I have been guilty of doing this inappropriate […]
Does your dog have good manners? With over 10 years experience in training, rescue and animal therapy, Robin’s classes offer a fun way for you and your dog to learn basic manners using only positive reinforcement.