Think about if from a dog’s perspective, the world is coming to an end when the sky is booming! Thunderstorms usually give warnings to dogs with clouds, change in barometric pressure and sometimes rain. But fireworks come out of the blue for a dog. It only takes one time for your dog to get scared … [Read more...]
Woaaah Doggie, Please Wait
Wait is probably the most used cue that I use with my dogs on a daily basis. The behavior teaches your dog impulse control and makes many situations much safer. Wait means don’t move forward, I don’t care what position you are in. Different from the traditional “stay” which is usually a sit or down … [Read more...]
Teach your Dog – Sit for Everything!
What is it? A training strategy that uses everyday situations to reward good manners without setting aside hours of special practice time. Simply put, it’s a way to teach your dog a little impulse control. Applying the principle of Sit-For-Everything is simple. Whatever your dog wants, he … [Read more...]
Dog Trail Trick – On a Rock!
Anyone who hikes with the boys and I are always amazed at some of my dog’s trail tricks, their favorite being “on a rock”. My friend Ann Bond does this with her dogs and when I saw it years ago, a lightbulb went off for me. “What a great focus tool” I thought to myself. At the time I had newly … [Read more...]
Leash Lessons (kinda like life lessons!)
Leash Lessons, kinda like "life lessons", we've all had them. Here's the good, bad and the ugly on different types of dog leashes and my recommendations as a Dog Trainer. A leash for a dog is a love hate relationship for me. I lived in the wilds of Colorado for so long that several of my dogs … [Read more...]
I’m a full-timer.... newbie. What does that mean? Well in the RV world, it means I live and travel full time in my motorhome. It’s a lifestyle and it’s a big world. Just like Zoomba has followers in every city, there are full time RVers all over the US exploring, working, moving around as they … [Read more...]
Balancing Life, Travel, Me & Dogs
As humans we try to achieve some sort of balance in life. I’ve been working on this topic my whole life. There have been many times that I have worked way too much. Somehow I always do find time for my dogs, they are so important to me and the daily walks are the key to my and their physical and … [Read more...]
Adventure with Dogs
Adventure with Dogs That’s what I’m all about, with my dogs of course. Being a nomadic traveler, full-timing in my motorhome with my 2 dogs, we do find adventure every day. But some days are truly mundane or we are stuck inside due to weather. So I have to invent adventure too! Each day, … [Read more...]
Meet the new Minnie (inside edition)!
Friends and family have been hounding me to send them photos of the updates I have made on the Minnie. I certainly not finished with decorating, but the big stuff is done. Coming later this week, new graphics for the outside of Miss Minnie! The Minnie is a very basic model 2001 Winnebago 24' … [Read more...]