Tag Archives: desirable behavior

What’s not to like?

Friday was day one of the Cape Cod Kennel Club agility trial. We played FAST and Time 2 Beat. It rained. It didn’t rain. I won something in the worker raffle. I learned how to do the volunteer position called … Continue reading

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I notice a difference lately

It’s hard to say when it happened, let alone guess at exactly what happened (well, maybe all the training and canine psychology and treats and practice and dog trials are paying off), and impossible to take a picture of it, … Continue reading

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Playing well with others

Sadly, not other dogs, but with humans other than myself. Nancy & Louise came over the other evening and Chico brought out his peace frog and wanted to play tug with Nancy. The “old Chico” would never have been so … Continue reading

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Leash walking and socialization report

This week Chico and I are in Washington, DC, visiting my dad. Chico has to do a lot of walking on a leash here, lots more than up in rural New Hampshire. After a small incident with a golden retriever … Continue reading

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A week of adventures

Last Monday I made an appointment to have my vision checked and my eyes examined. They had an opening for Wednesday, sooner than I could have hoped for. I asked if they, like my orthopedist, are a dog friendly office. … Continue reading

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Eastern English Springer Spaniel Club trial

I promised to report on the trial Chico and I attended last weekend, just after I picked him up from his stay in Pennsylvania and my trip to DC. So I picked him up in the afternoon, drove to Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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I’m here, Chico’s there…

I’m back in Washington, DC, visiting my father. Chico is in Pennsylvania with his friends Harley and Flossie. I’m staying with my friend N and her newly moved in beau, L, and their respective doggies. Chico was going to come … Continue reading

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Implementing the action plan

I got distracted, this post’s about what we did to implement the action plan I wrote about here. Implementing the action plan involved some interesting techniques. To keep Chico out of the road, I bought two sets of the reflector-on-a-stick … Continue reading

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Dogs have to learn English before they can understand us

The Whole Dog Journal was recommended to me by a local kennel owner, so I subscribed to their email newsletter. In early June, they ran this great article talking about talking to dogs. “Try to remember that you have to … Continue reading

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The action plan

As I said in my last post, after the letter of complaint from my landlords, in fear of losing this creature who had changed my life, I ran to Julie for help and advice. She went through the letter point … Continue reading

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