Santa must be puzzling over whether our dog Honey will earn a piece of coal or a package of liverwurst. After all, what do you do if naughty and nice are the same thing?
You have a flashlight and batteries. You’ve stocked up water and food in your pantry. You know where to find safety. But is your dog ready? And does s/he know these important cues before disaster strikes?
Honey is a damn good dog. Certainly the best trained dog I’ve ever lived with. But she’s not perfect. And after seven years training her, I’ve discovered the secret that would make her perfect. Do you want to know what it is?
Successful dog trainers know the power of rewards. They know to be consistent. And they know dogs are always learning. But few put all this together to realize the big secret that every dog trainer needs to know.
Because we live on the water, it’s vital that our dog Honey knows how to swim. But even if you don’t live on a boat, knowing your dog can swim is important for summer safety. Here are a few tips on how to teach your dog to swim.
Yep, you guessed it. Seeing our last post’s picture told you everything you needed to know. Honey will not potty on the boat. Here’s what that means for us.
I looked down and had only one question: Who stole my polite, well-trained dog? And why did they leave this hell-spawned doppelgänger in her place? I had to find a way to calm my dog. She had apparently gone crazy.
Recently we learned a new skill on the boat. As with most things, it got me thinking about dogs. And how important it is for us to use the right words to talk to them.