The Lagotto Romagnolo, as many other breeds, love to use their noses. It’s what dogs do! It’s an instinctive drive, and is commonly selectively bred for among many breeds. Sometimes, to we humans, it can be annoying and can get our pups into trouble! They sniff out food in … [Read more...] about Have You Heard About A Dog’s Incredible Nose?
Clicker Concepts and Other Dog Musings
by Jeannine May KPA-CTP
Announcing the Amazing K9 Games! To be held on Sept. 10th in Molalla, Oregon The main goal of the Amazing K9 Games is to have FUN with humans and dogs while exploring a variety of different canine sport activities. This entertaining, yet competitive, event is for teams … [Read more...] about First Annual Amazing K9 Games
Sniff n Go! August 12th, 9:00-3:00 Molalla River Academy, 16897 S Callahan Rd, Molalla, OR 97038 Register Now! Volunteer Help Welcome! Multi-Level, Multi-Venue There are many opportunities to play! We’ll have three ‘elements’ including Interiors, … [Read more...] about Sniff N Go! Aug. 12th
Come and visit Poocha Pawlooza June 3 & 4 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis! I will have a booth set up there were you can introduce your dog to truffles and then they can try out their nose for it! There will be many many different dog sports that you can try … [Read more...] about Poocha Pawlooza!
As an instructor, competitor and dog owner, I feel it is imperative to continue to learn ways to improve our lives and the lives of our companions. Whether it is education in behavior, nutrition, health care or training you can never learn too much! Applying this knowledge not … [Read more...] about Rally FrEe-what can it do for you?
Simply put "positive reinforcement training" means that you are training your dog using *something the dog likes as a reward for doing what you ask him to do. *Something the dog likes can be many things but food is a commonly used reward (or reinforcement). It's quick to … [Read more...] about Positive Reinforcement Training–What is it and How does it work?
I've recently been thinking a lot about trust. Trust is a two way street but it's imperative, in my opinion, that our dogs feel they can trust us. Without trust you have a dog that can become leery to comply with our cues, they can become defensive, they can appear to be … [Read more...] about Trust