Tag Archives: dog behaviors

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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Nail trimming video

Rewarding Behaviors Dog Training pointed out this video, saying  “Colleen Koch is one of my favorite friends, trainers, and veterinarians. Check out her great nail trim video: Could you imagine if all vets were this behavior-savvy? A girl can dream!” … Continue reading

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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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Meeting a dog, behaviors for humans

Chico is a pretty sociable guy, but he doesn’t like people to force their attentions on him. He’d much rather have you squat down to his level, maybe even turning away from him, and let him come to you, than … 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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Sooo, tell me, what else have ya got?

I’ve been reading an interesting book on dog behavior, physiology, and history: Stephen Budiansky’s The Truth About Dogs, An Inquiry into the Ancestry, Social Conventions, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis familiaris. There’s a lot of interesting science in … Continue reading

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Silverton Sporting Ranch, part two

The main attraction of the weekend at Silverton Sporting Ranch was our guided snowshoe walk. Denise said that our ultimate destination was a small hunting camp on her land. She had gone there on snow mobile earlier that morning to … Continue reading

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Do you want to feel better about your dog’s “problems”?

Here’s a nice post from Casey Lomonaco on “the myth of normal dogs.” As the always-training owner of a troubled dog, this resonated with me. Lomomaco asks us to “Carefully review the list of normal dog behaviors* [that she gives].  … Continue reading

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