We walk, think, and dream dog...

Seems our dog brains rarely power down, and there has to be a depository for all our musings. We hope you enjoy this ongoing collection of our training thoughts, with a bit of CNC news thrown in here and there.

Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner Ahhhh, early autumn and changing leaves!  As the days get cooler, my thoughts turn to hiking with my dog.  I’m fortunate to live in an area where I can easily walk outside of the fenced acreage around my home and hit a few trails. I love

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Whose Walk Is It Anyway?

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner As I headed out the door the other day for a long walk with my two dogs, I wondered, “Whose walk is it anyway?” It’s probably no surprise to anyone who shares their life with a dog that their sense of smell is keen.  In doing

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Sounds That Drive Dogs Crazy!

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner Do loud sudden noises have your dog running for cover?  Barking like crazy?  Trembling uncontrollably?  Well, know that you’re not alone. While there are a multitude of sounds that each individual dog may be sensitive to, there are 4 major sounds that often cause mild to

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Does Your Dog Have Country Dog Syndrome?

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner The joys of living a rural life in these beautiful mountains certainly feeds my soul in a hundred different ways.  I believe I can also safely say that my dogs would call life in these mountains “doggie heaven on earth,” as evidenced by the way they

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