Something Wagging Train Your Dog Challenge – The Big Reveals

As we come to the end of Train Your Dog Month, I’m nowhere near my goal of making Honey comfortable with the Doggy Ride bicycle cart. And I feel very successful. The Method The Doggy Ride cart sits in the corner of our living room. We’ve removed the wheels to make it more steady. I’m […]

The Lazy Person’s Guide to the Something Wagging Train Your Dog Challenge

I’m so excited you’re joining me in the Something Wagging Train Your Dog Challenge. But I see I haven’t persuaded everyone this can be an easy and stress-free challenge. Maybe it’s the word challenge that’s doing it. Should I call it the Train Your Dog Gentle Nudge? Or perhaps the Train Your Dog Non-Threatening Glance? […]

Something Wagging Train Your Dog Month Challenge

It’s January. Which means you’re probably tired, stressed, and broke. And, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, cold. It’s also National Train Your Dog Month, sponsored by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Put it all together and you’ve got the Something Wagging Train Your Dog Month Challenge. Can a month-long dog training […]

The Puppiness Project – Don’t Let Bad Stuff Distract You From Joy

Gretchen Rubin wrote in The Happiness Project about the year she spent “test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy.” The Puppiness Project is my attempt to learn the same from Honey, my Golden Retriever. Honey Can’t Teach Everything. Dogs connect us to something […]

January is National Train Your Dog Month

When you look at the list of dogs available on Petfinder or Craigslist, what do you notice? I see lots of ads for dogs between 5 months and 1 year old–only somewhat housebroken, sweet, but active and rambunctious and needing a big yard to run around in. Every time I read one of those ads, […]

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