My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rally Obedience, or Rally-o as it is often called, is a dog sport that combines elements of obedience with a bit of agility, is something I have been interested in for Lambeau for a while. Not that I want to compete, but he is still pretty energetic and needs … Continue reading Friday Review: The Ultimate Guide to Rally-O by Deb Eldredge DVM
A few posts back I mentioned that I bought talking buttons for Lambeau. We've been working with them for a bit now. We started with just one, and with a good motivator for him- food. I recorded "Food" as the cue and used just one section of the mats that came with the buttons. I … Continue reading You Talkin’ To Me?
Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists My rating: 3 of 5 stars I am not really sure what I expected when I decided to read this book. I am always looking out for resources to help … Continue reading Friday Review: Decoding Your Dog by Members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Saturday was the 33rd annual Massachusetts State Cook Off. The BaldMan was Chief Judge, and I was Scorekeeper, as we have been for the past several years. It was a lousy day. So lousy that we decided not to bring Lambeau, even though this is one he could have gone to, and put him in … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School
Lambeau had his first Beginner Attention class last Monday. He was- Lambeau. He whined and cried at all the other dogs, kept trying to get to them and every person that came by, and was just his usual PITA self when he's in a situation like that. I ended up working with him outside of … Continue reading Monday Musings: Lambeau and Beginner Attention Class
Continuing our weekend walks with Lambeau, this week we went to Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster MA. Did you know that a drumlin is an elongated hill in the shape of an inverted spoon or half-buried egg formed by glacial ice? And that the word comes from the Irish word droimnin, meaning "littlest ridge"? I didn't. … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Walk in the Park (Sort of), Back to School for Pups, and Some Writing Related Stuff
I hope all you Dads out there had a really nice Father's Day, and were able to do whatever you wanted to, whether it looked like work or just chilling out and relaxing. The BaldMan did make dinner, but that's his relaxation time, although sometimes, you would not think it's so relaxing! He smoked some … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Day, Another Week
Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are a lot of books out there to tell you how to raise and train a puppy. Some are good, some are not. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days is one of the better … Continue reading Friday Review: Perfect Puppy in 7 Days by Dr. Sophia Yin