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Hiking or Backpacking with your dog is a great form of exercise. Dogs travel with their owners for extended periods of time. This is longer than a normal daily walk and can take several days or weeks. Or it might just be several hours. What: Hiking/packing Description: Walking for extended periods, typically in nature, sometimes … Continue reading Hiking/Packing
One of the great debates in the dog world, at least in North America, revolves around the idea that dogs should be on leash at all times. It is true that in many locations, there are laws in place requiring that dogs remain on leash. And, in these areas, there should not be any question … Continue reading Leash? No Leash?
Conformation, as defined by the American Kennel Club, is the official name for a “dog show”. According to their website, the purpose of Conformation is to evaluate breeding stock by evaluating how well the dog conforms to the breed standard as written by the governing organization. What: Conformation Description: Evaluation of dogs and comparing them to … Continue reading Conformation
Victoria Stilwell is a positive reinforcement trainer that is an advocate of science based training methods. She has a television show “It’s Me or the Dog” where she works with families that are experiencing behavioral issues with their dog. She does this by observing the problem and recommending a course of action to improve the … Continue reading Victoria Stilwell Positively Podcast