Dog Jumps Through Hoop: Part 1

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Today is Lucy’s second day of transitioning to jumping through my arms. After practicing through a smaller and smaller hoop a bunch of times, I try with my arms.

Dog Jumps Through Hoop: Part 2

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It’s been a while since I’ve given an update on Lucy. In fact, I still have to go back and fill you in on all of the juicy details from last summer. In the meantime, I have her this week to work on a few issues that have been cropping up.

Dante’s New Scratch Post Complements his Colors

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After painting the house to complement Dante’s photogenic coloration, I decided to go the next step and get him a really cool scratching post. He never used scratching posts in his last home, but this one he just can’t resist.

Dante’s New Scratch Post Complements his Colors

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After painting the house to complement Dante’s photogenic coloration, I decided to go the next step and get him a really cool scratching post. He never used scratching posts in his last home, but this one he just can’t resist.

Sophia Gets Stuck with Some Bengal Cats

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In my entire career as a vet, I’ve only been suckered into adopting two pets. The first was Meggie, a Scottie puppy with a neuromuscular disorder called Scottie cramps. The disorder caused her to randomly walk like a broken down robot. She was probably the easiest pet I’ve trained due to her general good nature and the fact that I got her when she was pretty young. The second was Jonesy, the Jack Russell Terrier, my current dog.

Fall Dog Class Fieldtrip a Success

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I remember in high school math class thinking, math wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the word problems. Now, as an adult, I think, if you can’t do the word problems, which represent math in real life, you don’t really know math. Similarly, with dog training classes, it’s great when dogs know how to sit, and heel and focus on their owners in the controlled class environment but what they really need is to be able to do those things in the real world.

How Puppy Class Nearly Ruined My Dad’s New Pup

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When we last left off, I’d dropped Lucy, the 8 week old Australian Cattle dog with my parents after taking a week to train her through the puppy learn to earn program at my house. Before I brought her down, she seemed virtually perfect. She would automatically sit to be petted, to get her leash on, to go out the door, to have her toy tossed, and even when she greeted guests, including young toddlers.