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Wild Wednesdays – Taming Down, But Just For A Few Short Weeks

Wild Wednesdays will return!  However, I'm putting them on hold for a few weeks.  Extra days and longer hours at work are keeping me from getting my weekday posts up, but Weird Weekends will continue. Thank you for reading, and I promise, there's more animal training, zoo tales, and garden adventures in the works.   By… Continue reading Wild Wednesdays – Taming Down, But Just For A Few Short Weeks

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Welcome To Wild Wednesday

Usually on Wednesday I post dog-training articles.  Lately though I’ve been including posts on my growing chickens and spring gardening and I’ve been considering including some of my animal training stories from my zoo days. The dog-training themed Wednesday posts needed some expansion, and thus the inspiration for Wild Wednesday.  If it’s about animals, animal… Continue reading Welcome To Wild Wednesday

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A Brief Pause

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  A cold had me down and away from the computer.  Now I have tons of housework to catch up on....ugh.  Makes me want to just crawl back into bed again.  But, up and at 'em, and still the writing must wait.  But, until I can get back to… Continue reading A Brief Pause

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Should You Train Your Dog Like A Dolphin?

Yes.  And no. I have been out of the world of dog competition for several years.  There was a time when I used to spend a lot of time at dog shows.  I would always see clickers for sale, and occasionally discussions would crop up on different training styles.  Some were adamant that all dogs… Continue reading Should You Train Your Dog Like A Dolphin?

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I Will Not Train Your Dog

I've been working on a new information flyer.  What do you think?  Does this make you want to hire me? I WILL NOT TRAIN YOUR DOG BUT I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO HAVE THE DOG THAT YOU WANT     Do you have a new puppy and no idea what to do with her?… Continue reading I Will Not Train Your Dog

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Be An Alpha Dog! For Your Dog’s Sake

Before I get to the alpha dog post, I'd like to invite you to the Beauty of a Woman Blogfest.  On February 10th, August McLaughlin will host this unique collection of blogs posting on the subject of Beauty, the first ever in what will hopefully become an annual event.  My post goes up tomorrow, then… Continue reading Be An Alpha Dog! For Your Dog’s Sake

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The Leader of the Pack

  Dogs are pack animal, and you need to be the leader of your own family pack.  Motorcycle, leathers and girly vocals are optional. Dogs, like humans, are social creatures.  Wild canids such as wolves, coyotes, hyenas, live in family groupings with a distinct hierarchy of leaders and subordinates.  Dogs, descended from wild ancestors have… Continue reading The Leader of the Pack

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Teach Your Dog English

  Because speaking dog is hard on the voice Your dog is going to have to learn English, or Spanish, or German, or…you get the idea.  Training your dog involves teaching her a wide spectrum of behaviors.  There will be some behaviors you’ll expect her to do all the time, without being told; for example,… Continue reading Teach Your Dog English

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Animal Communication In Animal Training

Do I have to be psychic? Animal training is animal communication.  I have known gifted psychic animal communicators; I’ve even experienced it myself.  If that is one of your skills and you use it with your animals, rock on!  But, even if being psychic just isn’t for you, if you want to train your dog,… Continue reading Animal Communication In Animal Training

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Developing Your Dog Training Skills

Timing is everything My husband, the bass player and professional musician, tells me I have no rhythm and can’t sing.  It’s true.  Until I met him I had no idea what a ‘count’ was for in music, and frankly it still kinda baffles me.  And, sadly, I really love karaoke!  Those cheesy 70’s and 80’s… Continue reading Developing Your Dog Training Skills