"When you're so cute and you know it, you own it"--Murphy.
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"When you're so cute and you know it, you own it"--Murphy.
Scooby-Roo properly demonstrates how to drink from a watering can in slow mo.
I always love a good action shot🤣
I love my clients and their dogs. These two are very special to me. Over time, Ryder grew out of his scared little shell and became more confident. Roxy's sassy ways made me love her even more because she always made me laugh. I even gave her a special voice and called her Wock-see. Today was my last day with these two as they're moving on to a new state. I'll miss them terribly but I'm sure they'll have a great time in their new home!!
Our evening play time!
My administrative assistant is asleep on the job.
You know when the teacher asks the students to line up for recess but a few kids are overly excited and run and push their way to the door? Then the teacher asks them to sit back down and try again until they can line up nicely without drama? The teacher is setting an expected pattern of behavior; you can go out for recess when the behavior is appropriate. Same thing goes for dogs. Your dog will do what you allow. So set the expectation and repeat the exercise until you get the desired behavior. Be the teacher at recess time 😉 Take the time and patience to teach your dog and it'll become second nature; everyone will get to recess quicker and without incident!
Today we lost a very special girl. My Addie Mae was the reason why I became a trainer. Today is my birthday and rather than associate sadness with my birthday every year, I decided to spoil my girl all day and make great memories. We ordered from her favorite restaurant and had a picnic in the park, got some ice cream, she shared my bacon at breakfast and she took many stroller rides today.
Addie made me who I am today. I owe her so much. She was a horrible puppy. It was a long 7 years before I ended up at Cesar Millan's Dog Psychology Center in 2014 to get help. What I learned was she wasn't the worst puppy, rather I was a crappy owner! But she was very forgiving and became a better behaved girl. She always had the sweetest temperament. She loved every dog and person she met. I'm sad she won't be here to see my facility come to fruition but the day we open, I'll spread her ashes there. She'll never be forgotten. Ever. Thank you, sweet girl for loving me, forgiving me, sticking with me, teaching me and reminding me when I needed to do better. May you run fast like you used to and eat all the things that you love. I'll miss you forever and with all of my heart.
Someone rocked her nail trim!
When Miss Stella came a little over a week ago, she had some separation anxiety setting in and she certainly didn't like her crate. Two doozies!! We did a lot of conditioning to the crate but by day 3 I decided to use the plastic crate filled with straw to see if that would be the tipping point. It helped immensely. But today she was able to go back to a wire crate with a few blankets and immediately fall asleep without fussing. Puppy days can seem long and painful sometimes but patience and consistency really pay off. I'm so proud of this little girl. She LOVES to learn and is super smart!!
Stella needed a wide berth on her walk today so she could bring her stick along🤣 she was so proud and happy to have carried that stick for almost the entire block.
Everyone has finished their pig ears, except Vinny. The others are patiently waiting for him to finish. He has some missing teeth so they're going to wait a little🤭🤣
The family and I stopped at the Purcellville farmer's market today. Brought home some pig ear strips from Wicked K9 Treats. All of the pups got on their place boards and waited patiently for their treats. Miss Sienna finished hers pretty quickly, puppy was unsure what to do at first but after watching the others, she figured it out.
Puppy draining some energy on the treadmill while Sienna hangs out on place. Both are making great progress with training!!
When a horse gets the zoomies😂🤣 girlfriend is super low energy except for her daily zoomie.
Tonight I was going to video how I use food to help dogs go into the crate. I've had a few inquiries about that lately and thought what a great little subject I have here...Miss Stella!! She has needed a lot of help going into the crate. But tonight, she ruined my teaching moment by doing THIS!!! I'm so proud of her!!!!
Little 12 week old Stella arrived on Saturday for 3 weeks of training. Her owners noticed some separation anxiety creeping in and wanted to nip it in the bud immediately. Stella also needs a lot of help with the crate, as she tends to incessantly bark when in it. As we move into day 4, we have seen great improvement with her crating. We're not 100% yet but she does settle much faster!! Other things we're working on include no jumping on people, recall, stay and other general manners. Overall she's a fast learner and loves to work!
Our special pup, Rain, is by nature a nervous guy. He's been increasingly nervous on walks since we now see a lot more people on our walks (now that everyone is home, people are out walking all the time). When someone he doesn't know looks at him or talks to him (which is often since he's cute), he feels threatened. To help him relax, I conditioned him to the calming mask which blocks his vision. He is a very visual little creature which can cause some reactivity. By using the calming mask, I'm helping him go back to his most basic sense, which is smell. Rather than using his eyes, he is now using his nose to gather information about who is in our vicinity. Walks have been much more relaxing for him.
Finally some nice weather! We're taking advantage and sitting outside for some much needed grooming. Vinny fell right to sleep🤣
Sweet little Hannibal, I mean, Rain needs to go to the vet for a minor wound check. Since I'm not allowed into the vet with him, I did some muzzle conditioning since he is super nervous around people he doesn't know. I want to set him up for success and would rather be safe than sorry. He has never bitten the vet or staff before but I feel it's best to make sure he behaves himself. He also wrote a little note to the staff explaining it is better not to talk to him or give direct eye contact so he'll feel more comfortable.
Another windy day. However today Rain preferred giving a head wind weather report instead of tail wind report. He said it's less humiliating this way. He also believes when his hair blows like this, he is the Fabio of all canines.
Lady slept all night last night. She started out snuggling the heartbeat pup but at some point kicked the pup out of bed🤣Lady did have some melatonin and a snack of almond butter before bed (I find she needs a hearty snack or else she wakes up hungry and makes hacking noises through the night). First time in recent memory she's slept through the night.
Catching veggies! Vinny just learned how to catch a few weeks ago :) Rain is a natural and didn't need to be taught🤣
Update on the heartbeat stuffed dog featured in today's live video:
Lady (the Jack Russell) is blind and loves to find Addie (the paraplegic Boston) to snuggle with. However, she's not graceful about it and usually sits on Addie who then tries to crawl away. As of now Lady has taken nicely to the new "Addie" although the first time she did not and went and to find the real Addie. I'm glad the second time was a charm, otherwise we would've been searching for a stuffed animal with a grade 4 heart murmur to mimic the real Addie.
Thank you, Kellysue!!
This dude has major enthusiasm for the treadmill. Me? Not so much, but I do it for the dog🤣
Aussie Man's weather report says it's windy today.
Just picked up my dog's food curbside from our favorite store! They took my c.c. over the phone and had the food in a cooler outside for pick up! Easy peasy! These guys are thankful!
Rain has a message he'd like to share with you! He asks that when you're done watching, to please share with your friends!
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I made muffins with the kids the other day. It was a cooking and math lesson combined. If the recipe said "use a 1/2 cup", I'd give them the 1/4 or ¹/8 cup blah blah blah. Anyway, I asked a certain child to clean the counters and this is what I get.... the dog on the counter🤣 thankfully he's not tall enough to ever get up there himself, so no bad manners were reinforced during this filming. I love my kids and I'm thankful for their sense of humor🤣I think😂
Returning the chickens to their coop. I borrowed my furry friends to help. Had them "stay" and block the opening so the chickens couldn't escape :) very helpful when it's just me trying to herd them back into the coop!
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