Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Days Challenge

Train Your Dog Challenge Badge.

Got your attention, didn’t I? But while most people are resolving to lose weight, get fit, save money, quit smoking, and organize their homes, we know that January is Train Your Dog Month. So instead of eating kale chips and lifting weights, why not join the Train Your Dog Month Challenge and lose: 30 pounds […]

A Two-Front War at the Train Your Dog Month Challenge

Golden Retriever fetching a ball

Honey is learning how tasty fun a bike trailer can be in celebration of Train Your Dog Month. My goal is for Honey to join me on a short jaunt in her Doggy Ride bike trailer by June. Front #1 – As slow as Honey dripping off a spoon When I announced my goal for Train […]

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

alpaca

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

Golden Retriever plays fetch

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

Golden Retriever running with ball i her mouth

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

Golden Retriever Dog

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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