There is more than one kind of simplicity. There is the simplicity that comes from knowing too little and thinking things are simple when they are not. And then there is the simplicity of learning a lot about something and understanding how simple it is to learn more. I have known dogs and training from both perspectives.
Watching some dog owners work with their dogs is interesting. It almost seems like a battle of wills with the owner and the dog each trying to get what they want. In those contests, the human always has the advantage and usually wins. But does it have to be that way? Could there be a way to compromise? I think so!
You can learn a lot living with a dog. But Tiramisu was a special case. We raised her in a new way and we learned a great many things that we did not know were even possible. The lessons of her lifetime will stay with us for as long as we have dogs. I will be forever grateful to my greatest teacher and my dearest friend.
Watching a dog we love grow old can be difficult. But we made a wonderful discovery. Raising our dog with positive, science-based training from a puppy has given us the tools we need to communicate with her to give her a comfortable and happy life as she nears her 15th year. It seems you don’t have to teach an old dog new tricks. You just use the tricks you have in new and creative ways!
Dogs trained and attuned to their owners have given numerous children and adults who are differently abled: balance, friendship, and courage in the dark.
Dogs have always been with us. But where did they come from? We always thought dogs came from wolves but there may be a better source of information about the origins and behaviour of our dogs.
Our partnership with dogs has a long history. From guiding people that have lost their sight, to providing emotional support for veterans with traumas. This collaboration is evident in dog training programs that pairs unwanted dogs with prison inmates.
Did you know that dogs are contributing to our overall health? In this article, we will look at some of the research backed benefits of dogs, with a special focus on the contributions they make to the health of seniors.
It’s been just over a year now since I packed my bags and moved across the state of Idaho. At the time, I only had a few job prospects, but nothing nailed down. It didn’t matter, I took the leap because I wanted to experience everything a new city had to offer.
We often hear about aggressive dogs and dog aggression problems. But most of these dogs are just frightened. They are reactive a situation that scares them. We can help these dogs but first we have to stop scolding them and move them to a place they feel safe. The first step in fixing any problem is clearly identifying the source!