What do you think? She sure doesn’t have that room to run in our little backyard. Have you ever pushed your dog to do something you know they’ll enjoy eventually? Was it worth it?
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, and Chérie, our visiting Foster Pup. Clicker Training is Fun Honey […]
Honey goes where we go. And we go by bicycle. And sailboat. What will it take to teach a Golden Retriever that fun adventures await if she rides in a bicycle cart or climbs aboard a sailboat? Some special training. And lots and lots of patience. Where the Training Began We had been clumsily introducing […]
So she’s not doing handstands. And backflips? Forget it. But Honey is making great progress on our training goals. What are our training goals? To ride comfortably in a cart pulled by our bicycle. To be confident with the movement she’d find on a sailboat (more on that later). Our trainer, Russ, suggested we work […]
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 […]
Dozens of you have already signed on to the Something Wagging Train Your Dog Challenge by leaving comments here and here. I’m excited and inspired to see what you’re hoping to do with your dogs (and guinea pigs and birds and cats) this month. I thought I’d show you my training challenge to inspire you […]
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 […]