For most dog trainers, we have a flexible schedule that allows us to bring our dogs with us to our work place. My schedule varies from week to week but my time spent traveling to different training facilities never changes. My dogs get a lot of practice hanging out in their crates in my vehicle while I am at work. Since COVID-19 has hit the U.S., working from home is becoming the norm for many people.
I said those words to a client the other day and it sparked a discussion about things a dog wants as a payment from their human. The client was telling me about a person that bragged she did not use treats to “bribe” her dog.
The cold weather that has rolled through the New England area this week along with a “Blizzard Bomb Cyclone” from a month ago, has been quite extreme. When you own dogs that are used to going for daily walks and the high temperature for the day is 7 degrees, the owner (or dog walker) needs to dress appropriately. Tested during extremely cold weather and used at all day nose work trials, here are some favorite items that I use during extreme cold weather. I would love to hear from you what your favorite items are.
I know you’ve seen it, the out of control little dog. You make that tsk, tsk noise to yourself and declare silently that you will never own a little “Napoleon” dog. Why do some little dogs behave like little monsters, dictators, or are just yappers (notice all those descriptions)?