Category Archives: Canine Guidance
petStop is a local pet shop owned and staffed by animal lovers. They do not sell animals. Not puppies, not kittens, and not ferrets, hamsters, or birds. The people who work there take an interest in the pets people are … Continue reading
Management is an important part of dog stewardship. It comes up a lot in puppy class, in particular, but management is an essential topic for dogs of all ages. Two excellent management tools are the crate, and the frozen Kong. … Continue reading
Safety is a very important consideration when biking with dogs. While many dogs have the ability to run fast for long periods, it isn’t necessarily good for them. A brisk walk is a much more reasonable pace — just a little faster … Continue reading
This trick, as so many do, relies on, for the bottom dog, a reliable stay; and, for the jumping dog, following lures. When we teach our dogs these skills, we prepare them for a countless number of new possibilities. … Continue reading
CGC Blog Post featuring Michael and Tails-A-Wagging
Dogs are not hobbies or toys to be discarded as our interests and lifestyles change; they are living creatures with thoughts and emotions. If you, the parent, really, really want a dog, and want to share the experience of being … Continue reading
I made this video for Bellingham’s premier doggie daycare and training facility, Tails-a-Wagging. The general concept is a good one to consider for all buildings — if the dog enters the building in an appropriate way, they have a better … Continue reading
I was just messing around with the dogs and fidgeting with the new video camera (still getting used to some of the buttons).
If it seems as though the people and dogs both are having a wonderful time, that is because we are! Training should be fun and playful for human and dog, alike!