What to do if your dog gets lost . . .

This is by no means a definitive list of what to do, however, having lived through the fear of a lost pet, and having dealt with lost rescue dogs new to homes, I know having a check list in the middle of a crisis can help. First things first: Grill! This sounds absolutely ridiculous butContinue reading “What to do if your dog gets lost . . .”

Daisie!

Daisie came into our lives when her life turned upside down, and we were happy to have a spot for her.  Daisie arrived a little stressed and unsure, which translated into an easily excitable dog, which meant there were lots and lots of walks that first day helping her burn some of that excitement off. Continue reading “Daisie!”

Quarry Quest

Wag It Games’ Quarry Quest is something I did not get the chance to try with my own dog so when I started to teach it I don’t think I realized how much fun it was, now I am a total convert and I think it may be one of my favorite scent classes!  BestContinue reading “Quarry Quest”

Happy Birthday Jackson!

When you are taking Beginning Scent Work on your birthday, sometimes the finds are a little extra special!   Happy Birthday Jackson, aka Bubs, aka The Cheese Thief!  And thank you for bringing treats to share with your friends. And great work to all the dogs in class, I’ll be posting more videos soon –Continue reading “Happy Birthday Jackson!”

Sweet Potato Jerky

If you ask my dogs one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the post-Thanksgiving sales on sweet potatoes, because sweet potatoes mean sweet potato jerky! When you have a chubby senior pup with a thyroid issue treats can be a problem. Well, as far as the Elkhound is concerned the lack of treats isContinue reading “Sweet Potato Jerky”

Low Impact Agility – Week 1!

I am just so impressed, so impressed!  Three dogs, all seniors, two of which have never even been to a class of any kind, and by the end of one session they were all doing small courses! These guys are the perfect example of older dogs still enjoying learning, and being active – look atContinue reading “Low Impact Agility – Week 1!”

Find it!

We just started a Scent Class for reactive dogs, and two weeks in I am not only impressed at how great the dogs and their owners are doing, I’m also excited by the positive feedback we’re already getting. I’m hearing how the dogs have more confidence, how they are happier, how they are sleeping afterContinue reading “Find it!”