Team Effort Makes Training Fun, Successful

Team Effort Makes Training Fun, Successful

Behavior & Training

Not long ago, a woman contacted me about her dog. He was an accomplished trash can raider and recently had surgery to remove several foreign objects from his intestinal tract. “I guess it’s time for him to be trained,” she said. This idea that training is something that happens to the dog is not unusual. […]

Shadow Effect: Is It Closeness Or Anxiety?

Shadow Effect: Is It Closeness Or Anxiety?

Behavior & Training

I share my home with two English Shepherds, Bones and Hero, who, as herding dogs, follow me everywhere. If I’m in the shower, both dogs are within eyesight of the door. After all, I might need help. Some people consider this constant companionship annoying, but I’m used to it and even enjoy it. Herding dogs […]