One of my pet sitting clients, who also reads my blog, sent me this in the mail. Her young daughter Maggie drew it in hopes that it would bring us some comfort on the loss of Leelu, and it does. Thank you Maggie! You are very thoughtful.
It is done! I have completed the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Comprehensive course – woo hoo! This is a course for the serious dog training enthusiast and I highly recommend it. I knew probably 60% of the course work already, from years of dog training, but I learned lots of new stuff, and have…Read more »
I have been working on an online course from the Karen Pryor Academy which has been really challenging and fun. I truly love learning about dog training, and luckily Gracie is a willing participant! One of the most useful things in the last while was a way of problem-solving that just clicked with me (no…Read more »
Those of you who follow me are probably pretty shocked that I have to write Leelu’s memorial today. Everything happened pretty quickly, and we haven’t even adjusted fully to the fact that we had to let her go today. Leelu was with us almost eight months, arriving as a foster dog. She was terrified when…Read more »
Finally, I have a fairly low-quality video to share with you of Gracie doing her “lick” on cue. I promised you one quite awhile ago, but we had some technical difficulties in learning this, which is to say that I didn’t teach it very well at first. As Leelu’s behaviorist reminded me, dogs are good…Read more »
It’s been a couple weeks since I updated the dog activities around here, and it has been a busy time! Between my studies with the Karen Pryor Academy course and working with Leelu on behavioral issues, it is doggy days here, or it was until Amelia came along this weekend. But still lots of dog…Read more »
Gracie has the right idea with the sun today (Saturday): She’s enjoying it while she can, ’cause all evidence so far is that we’re gonna get a reasonable amount of snow the next couple days and we’re going to be inside without a sunbeam in sight. Leelu and Gracie (known as “the girls”) and I…Read more »
I’m so enjoying the Karen Pryor dog training course, but one of the early assignments has been super challenging. Not because I don’t know the strategy, but Gracie’s ears are too long and hairy and she’s too low to the ground. Let me explain. The assignment is to capture a tongue lick. Capturing, in dog…Read more »