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.

FETCH – Animal Assisted Interactions Class Vies for $5K Grant

Hat’s off the Animal Assisted Interactions Class at Tri-County Community College!  They’re doing their utmost to bring their FETCH Program (Fun Exercising Together for Children’s Health) to reality. Yesterday, about 20 of us met at the Cold Nose College Training Center so Chasing Destiny Films could shoot a video in

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Holiday Hazards for Dogs

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches…..and what a hazard you can be.  No, I’m not talking about a fire hazard.  All those wrapped presents around and on the Christmas tree, all those special human goodies everywhere and all those poinsettias that

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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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Training Tip – A Proper Introduction

Seems like the past few months, for one reason or another, I’ve been focused on introductions between a new dog and existing pets in the home.  I was asked to write some training tips for an article in an upcoming puppy issue of the Dog Fancy family of magazines, then

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