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The old Chico

Chico is so greatly improved that some folks don’t believe he is, or ever was, a problem dog. That’s got me thinking about how it used to be – he was so much trouble, so much work. So many things … Continue reading

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

One recent Saturday I had volunteered to take notes at a forum held by my town’s Economic Development Commission, so Chico and I went on down to the Town House around 10 in the morning. There were about ten people … Continue reading

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Chico’s Home away from home

Most of the times I visit my family in DC Chico doesn’t go with me, there isn’t a lot of room where I stay. Instead, Chico goes to Kathy and Ben’s, about 30 minutes from Scranton, PA. They have ten … Continue reading

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“Magic” treat bag adds value to kibble

I wrote last week about my resolve to have Chico eat only kibble for dinner. It’s been quite amusing. For a couple days, he was absolutely not willing to eat kibble from his bowl in the evening. On both of … Continue reading

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Silverton Sporting Ranch

We had quite the field trip in mid-February. My longtime friend K got a deal on a lodging, food, and guided snowshoe expedition package at the Silverton Sporting Ranch in Canaan, Maine. K’s husband couldn’t make it, the place is … Continue reading

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Leash walking second update

I’d say that Chico’s leash walking is progressing quite nicely. I can get loose leash walking most of the time when we are on the familiar territory close to home. We start and end all walks on the leash and … Continue reading

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Cross Sound Ferry

More of our adventures on the Christmas/New Years giant two-week field trip. On the way back from East Hampton, I decided to take the ferry from Orient Point, NY to New London, CT, about an hour and twenty minute ride. … Continue reading

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Leash walking update

We’ve been practicing having Chico walk calmly by my side when on the leash. Chico can do just fine when there are no distractions, or if I am “loaded” (having a cookie in hand rather than in the treat bag), … Continue reading

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Live at the Lyceum

UPDATE: I learned recently that the following week many of the audience members barked between songs, rather than, or in addition to, applauding. My trend-setting pup!  The innovative Tamworth Lyceum is holding a Sunday afternoon live music series this winter … Continue reading

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A bonus training opportunity

When we were in East Hampton, the weather was especially fine, sunny and in the 50s, so we spent a fair amount of time on K&A’s deck. There were dogs in the neighborhood that started to bark when we came … Continue reading

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