It’s that time of year again! The weather is starting to get cooler and the dogs are starting to get hyper. It’s not just my dog, right?? I love seeing how spunky Kyra gets when the weather cools off. It makes me so happy to see my old dog bouncing around like a puppy! However, I see how frustrated my students & Read more �
Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Barking dog! That’s who. As you know from my last post, we recently moved. This new neighborhood has a ton of friendly neighbors that just like to stop by. This new house also has a doorbell. Kyra learned very quickly what the doorbell means – intruder!!
This past month has been an exciting one for me. I sold my old house (actually it was a duplex) and moved to a bigger house with a bigger yard! While change can be very exciting for me, it can be very stressful on a dog, namely an old dog. They are creatures of habit after all.
Have you ever wondered how long it takes to train a dog? Well, you might be disappointed to hear, “it takes forever.” Now I don’t mean it takes a long time, I mean that you will always be “training” your dog. Responding reliably to cues (or “being obedient” as some might say) is a work in progress and if you & Read more �
I've started teaching Kyra a new trick. Yes, she's 10. And yes, an old dog can learn new tricks. In all fairness, she knows the basic behaviors of this trick, but we haven't put them together before in this context. Can you guess what I might be teaching her??? To open the fridge and get me something! That "something" may & Read more �
Happy 10th Birthday Kyra!
New puppies are exciting. They are sweet, adorable bundles of joy and you want to hug them and squeeze them and love them forever. You show them off to friends and family and take them to the store to buy them things. That’s all good, but the best gift you can give your new puppy is training. Teaching your puppy & Read more �
Happy Valentine’s Day! My V-Day wouldn’t be complete without my furry valentine, so this post is dedicated to her. Anyone that knows me knows that Kyra is the light of my life. She’s a huge part of me and she’s my best buddy. Since the very first day, my heart was all hers… and I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual & Read more �
As you read in my last blog, my dog had a traumatic experience a little over a month ago. I knew I had to act fast and I tried many different things at once. I know it would have been more scientific to just try one thing at a time, but this is my best friend not an experiment, so & Read more �
On December 26th the sky fell… Or so Kyra thought.