I don’t care if your dog is friendly - - While competing this weekend we ran into the same issue everyday. Off leash “friendly” dogs. This was a DOG competition, where the rules are the same. Keep your dog on a leash! - - I had to advocate for my reactive dog to keep the other dogs safe but that was never enough. I had to yell while my dog was lunging at the end of her leash trying to get to your dog that was off leash, ignoring your commands and running straight for her. - - I had to tell you to keep your dog on leash, while you waved your leash at my face and said you have a leash. - - I don’t care if your dog is friendly. I don’t want to greet it and neither does my dog. - - Marvel had another amazing weekend. With two high in class, Senior Title and three Qs towards her Senior B title 🐀
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📚 Never Stop Learning 📚 - - Something I’ve noticed is how so many people get stuck on how things are and have trouble getting out of that box. I use to be one of those people until I started to continue my education and add more knowledge to my already stellar training methods. - - Dog sports are no different. I am so excited to have started 4 new dog sports this year and can’t wait to continue competing and learning in them. - - Never stop furthering you’re education and never stop learning.
The most memorable relationships are the unexpected ones... I cry everyday thinking about how this incredible little dog was taken too soon. - - I hope everyone doesn’t mind that I still share photos and videos of him... Loki was seriously the most gifted little dog... he was a fighter and as I said on @agt ... he was my little miracle... I hope Heaven is treating you well little man... 💔
It’s such a funny thing. People use to tell me that you have to bond with your dog, I never had any issues with this since I bonded with all my puppies pretty quickly. But Marvel, was different. - - It has taken 4 years for me to finally bond with her. I adopted her when she was 8 months old. She attacked Hero, had a lot of reactivity in public and was an overall challenge. It’s taken 4 years for me to really build a bond with her and find things for us to enjoy together. - - She has taught me a lot and I am enjoying our new relationship. 🥰
🛑 🛑 🛑 🛑 🛑 - - Let’s smash this stereotype right now. Placing a dogs ears with tape,glue and moleskin doesn’t mean I love my dog any less than the person that “doesn’t care” what their ears do. - - I have been receiving several messages and comments regarding Hawks ears. Do I care what they turn out like? No. Am I trying to get them to stand on their own? Yes. - - Placing a dogs ears causes them zero pain, and is actually more annoying to me than anything. - - A piece of me wants his ears to stand because they remind me of Loki. If you think it’s because I love my dog less. You’re wrong. - - Run your dog, not your mouth.
Another snow day means for lots of inside training! - - Mental stimulation through trick training is such a fun and rewarding thing! Making a dog mentally tired and having them learn through free shaping is a great indoor activity. - - What’s something you’ve taught your dog recently?
Is your dog scared of going to the vet? - - Taking your dog to the vet when they don’t actually have to go is probably the most important thing to do with any pet! Take your dogs meal and go train in the lobby of your veterinarians clinic. Working on properly greeting people, ignoring other dogs and practicing some tricks. - - Hawk went to the vet today just to hangout. At 4 months old he is weighing in at 20lbs! 💪🏻
Your past does not define you. It prepares you. - - It’s crazy to think I’ve almost had Marvel for 4 years. She has taught me so much about training dogs and life in general. Out of all of my dogs she has been the most difficult to work with... She’s a stubborn, reactive Bitch, but I love her. - - She’s forced me to be a better trainer and continue my education, instead of just following everyone else. - - You don’t be the dog you want - you get the dog you need.
Getting into a new dog sport is also so intimidating... new rules, new people and a new environment. I think Herding is by far one of the most chill things I have ever done with my dogs. - - The people were all great, the dogs were all so friendly and the rules, well those were pretty much non existent. Herding is all about communication and the dogs instinct.. it was SO interesting to learn all about this fun activity and watch my dogs do what they were bred to do! - - Have you ever taken your dog to do an activity that requires no training?
Have you ever flown your dog Cargo? ✈️ - - Marvel has flown to Canada before and is preparing for her second flight to perform a solo halftime show in NJ! - - I’ll be making another post regarding traveling with a pet under the plane, so for now I’m curious... what are some tips and tricks you have used when flying with a pet as cargo?
Our friends @nulopetfood gifted us a pastel artwork of our little Loki Man 🥰
We are so blessed to have been involved in such an amazing project!! @dancersanddogs book just released and it’s nothing but spectacular 💃 - - Get your copy today and take home a special book, complete with several photos of Loki ❤️ - - Get 20% off using code SUPER20
Training a puppy doesn’t mean keeping them on a leash 24/7 and controlling their entire environment.. - - It means proofing the basics and training your puppy for anything. The most important thing I can tell you to work on... is focus. - - If your puppy can look at you and offer behaviors you are making progress! A motivated and focused puppy is going to grow up into a motivated and focused dog! - - Hawkeye came from @elisa4025 ( EC Border Collies ) and he has a lot of herding in his genes 🧬 First session in the pen with the goats and he not only wanted to herd them... but he was willing to give me 100% of his focus!
Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve ✌🏻 - - I have been doing this for 13 years and still I get so nervous before I perform... I don’t eat and get so much anxiety before the show. Nothing has ever helped but once I start performing with the pups, all of that goes away. The bliss and high I get from performing is seriously the best... every - single - time.