Those of you who have added puppies to your household this past winter have faced an incredibly snowy winter. But then I really didnít have to tell you that, did I? People have told me stories of having to shovel or snowblow pee-pee runways and paths in the snow covering their lawns so their pups could relieve themselves and play. Iíve listened to their seemingly endless laments about puppies having accidents before they could even get their boots on and middle-of-the-night potty breaks in near-blizzard conditions. As a dog trainer, I am bracing myself for my classes to be filled with the next round of adolescent dogs that didnít get the best start and haven't seen enough of the world.
This add for a Bulldog breeder appeared recently in
Dog Fancy Magazine. Now hold on, it is not what you think! Johnsons are a line of Bulldogs that apparently are unbelievably huge!
On one of the many Yahoo Trainer lists I am on, someone recently posted this link to a great training article by Suzanne Clothier,
author of Bones Would Rain From the Sky . At the very bottom of the article, she mentions
Buck Naked Dog Training.
Basically she tells of how we should all be striving towards improving our relationships with our dogs, not dependant of anything else. Would your dog listen to you if you had no clothes, no collars, no leash and no treats?
I pondered this for a short while and realized it could really give quite a twist to my "in home privates".
Here is the tip of the day:
Do not Google either Huge Johnsons, or Buck naked dog training. I admit to Googling both in the name of research, and now I need to wash my eyeballs out with soap.
My welcome screen on AOL this morning tells me Swarovski crystal dog tags are the ďnew thing" and all of Hollywood is scrambling to get their tags and even matching collars.
Here is a tag I had made locally for 7 bucks. My dog is often used as a demo dog and when she visits with people she often flings her derriere right at them, and still they donít understand that all she wants is for them to:
For all her hard work, it was the least I could do in return!
Which tag would your dog rather have?