Ben, 13 Weeks

Today marks Week 13 of Ben’s foster care and rehabilitation. He has made significant improvements in virtually all areas of concern, and he is learning impulse control. 349 more words


Selecting A Dog Trainer

As a novice dog owner it can be more than a little daunting looking for good place to take dog training classes. So often it seems people just pick somewhere close to home, or that a friend or co-worker has recommended. 2,567 more words


Choosing A Breed

If you are reading this blog you already know that I am a fan of Curly-Coated Retrievers and currently own one. With 189 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2017, and every possible combination of lovable mutts and crosses it can be a little daunting to know where to start. 3,290 more words


Ben, Week 12

  Ben is making phenomenal progress. Using one of our bath mats as a temporary tool , we’ve spent this past week working on “place”. This is a critical part of Ben’s learning, as he’s still crowding us, as well as visitors. 232 more words


The Next Step in Education for Myself

As passionate I am about educating others, I’m just as passionate about educating myself!

Currently, I’m almost done completing a course on dog cognition. I have found it fascinating and am happy I found it! 53 more words


Ben, Week 11: Progress Report

Ben has been with us for 11 weeks today. He has made huge strides forward in most areas. As his sense of security and stability continues to strengthen, deeper issues are beginning to show themselves, but he’s working very hard to overcome them. 155 more words