When Viktor came home he was really scared of the cows even though that was something he was born on a hobby farm and his first exposure to Ohio cows was a very controlled situation. Here’s a video of him Continue reading Avoiding Problems to Solve Problems: Viktor and the Cows
The first time we went to Minnesota was in 2014 – with just Griffin and Blaze. Now I’ve made the trip many times, with many different dogs. The initial trip was very stressful – I was worried about getting there Continue reading MN April 2017 :: Dog Adventures
On Monday we had one of our many trips to visit the rehab vet that keeps Griffin and Viktor as well as possible after past health challenges. For both of the dogs it was a recheck and hoping that nothing Continue reading MN April 2017 :: Vet Trip
I’m not as particular about dog food as many people – what dogs eat does definitely matter, but as a consumer it’s hard to make sense of what the companies are saying and verify many of the claims about quality Continue reading Dog Food Experiment
Socialization is a frequently misunderstood concept in dog training. It’s more (time) critical with puppies, but even for adult dogs we need to continue to provide good (not bad, and not neutral) experiences with the world. For dogs who are Continue reading Providing Appropriate Dog-Dog Socialization for Adult Dogs
We’re in early December and it’s already too cold! Tonight I took Viktor to a pet store to exercise him by walking and training indoors. I expected more activity for 5:30pm but we only saw a few customers and employees. Continue reading Viktor’s Trip to the Pet Store
We hosted a World Cynosport Rally (WCRL) trial last weekend. It was our first time ever hosting a 2 day trial – and it was easier than we expected! I had all three dogs participate – Griffin did well but Continue reading Viktor’s Rally Level 1!
Viktor is now 24 months old. We have been addressing his ‘valgus deviation of both front limbs’ since he was a young puppy. Our rehab vet in Minnesota wanted to see him to evaluate his elbows and make a plan Continue reading November MN Trip – Good Vet News!
Only a few weeks until our training friend Fanny Gott is here for a 2 day trial-prep seminar! We did the online class version of this a few years ago and loved it. Rally: We’ve been doing some trial prep Continue reading Getting Ready – Rally and Field Practice
Our summer has been so busy – this trip should have happened 4-6 weeks sooner but we did finally make it up for our re-checks with the rehab vet! We also do adventures with our friends. While it’s a long Continue reading MN trip – July 2016