Dealing with difficult distractions – wildlife version

2018-06-28T20:57:31+00:00By |Categories: Dog Training, Romeo's Adventures|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When I ask clients about their biggest difficulties in training their dogs, one of the most common answers I get is “distractions.” Their dogs might be doing great at home or in places with very few distractions, but as soon as the dogs are distracted by something else, all that training seems to go out [...]

How many cues does your dog know?

2018-03-21T21:36:48+00:00By |Categories: Dog Case Studies, Romeo's Adventures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How many cues does your dog know? Have you ever counted? I did, and I'll get to that in a minute. But first. . . If you have done any training with me, you've probably heard me say at least once: "Mental stimulation is just as taxing, if not more so, than physical stimulation." OR, [...]

Putting “leave it” to the test

2018-06-28T16:24:49+00:00By |Categories: Romeo's Adventures|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The other night (September 2010) I was watching TV while snuggled up on the couch with Romeo. Jahzara, the Greyhound, was sleeping on her dog bed nearby. Freighter, the cat, was somewhere nearby as well. Ed, my husband, had just gone to bed. All was quiet and peaceful. Reminds me of the start of Twas [...]

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