Functional Obedience and the Development of Character.

“…Thorough obedience training does more than assure a dog’s response to his master’s command; capacities for learning and emotional stability could be increased and integrated as permanent qualities of character.” -William Koehler, 1962 For many years, I chose to leave the behavior of sit-stay out of my basic obedience programs, and give preference to teaching … More Functional Obedience and the Development of Character.

Mush!

I came across this video several years ago and was so impressed with the level of communication and control that is shown. I didn’t at the time know who the man in the video was: //www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/qFP28ANXLLA?rel=0 The footage is of Heini Winter, a world class sled dog racer from Germany, out exercising his 16 dogs. … More Mush!

Who’s To Blame?

When I was in college, I used to play a lot of billiards. It was never for money, always just for fun, and therefore we used to joke around a lot.  Every now and then when one of my friends was trying to sink a particularly difficult shot, I would stand behind the pocket that … More Who’s To Blame?

Lessons In Dogmanship From The World Of Real Estate

“My husband always wanted them to feel comfortable in their home,” the woman on the phone told me, “so they have no rules, they basically run the house.” This came right after she told me that of her two dogs, one is fearful of virtually everything, and has bitten visitors to the property, and both … More Lessons In Dogmanship From The World Of Real Estate