Sunday, December 7, 2014

Old And Little. Part III. Transporting

We have already talked about accommodating old and little dogs indoors. Today's post is about transporting dogs who might have some trouble getting to a vehicle on their own.

Prevention is Better Than Reacting

I was just in the back yard with my 3 dogs. Two of them started air sniffing. Then a few seconds later, all 3 were running at top speed towards the other end of the yard. Obviously they smelled some kind of animal.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Don't Support or Create a Hierarchy

We became a multi dog household back in 2006.  I was still learning about dogs (well, I’m always learning).  And the information I had at the time was to “support the hierarchy” – feed the first or most assertive or most "dominate" dog first; pet her first, let her out the door first, etc...  Seemed to make sense at the time.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Advanced Counter Conditioning and Desensitization

Well, it's not really advanced. But this video series just goes into more detail about the process - something to read if you have been trying desensitization and counter conditioning and it doesn't seem to be working - and you've ruled out medical issues of course

Gauze: A Handy Tool For Your Positive Training Tool Box

Ideal for sensitive dogs because it's lightweight.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dog Harness Review - Makuti

In my last post on harnesses, I mentioned how I like the harnesses that have the double clasp because I dont have to lift my dog's legs to put it on.  Puddin (my Dachshund mix) has big floppy ears. So even thought I don't have to lift her leg, she probably doesn't appreciate me pulling most harnesses over her head.