The Canine 100 Meter Freestyle or Teaching Your Dog to Swim

By |2021-10-01T16:17:35-07:00September 16, 2021|Behavior & Training|

Sandy Perhaps this summer finds you on a tour boat in Iceberg Alley in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.  In the middle of viewing icebergs and marine life, the boat gets a bit tipsy and over you go. Not to worry, a passing Newfoundland dog swims over despite the rough, cold currents and deposits you safely on dry land. The Newfoundland is well able to accomplish this rescue mission due to his webbed feet, muscular body and thick coat. As you stand there shivering and fruitlessly wondering when [...]

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Strange and Wonderful Things to Do with Dogs – Sport Version Dock Diving

By |2021-04-15T16:12:36-07:00April 14, 2021|Behavior & Training|

Dawn and the very talented Baloo I am the beneficiary of a rather excellent childhood. My family lived directly across the street from my grandparent’s dairy farm. I shared my days with cows, horses, cats, dogs, pigs and even the occasional goat. No chickens though. My grandmother didn’t think they were “clean” animals. Although she never showed much concern when the dogs ate the cow placentas during calving season. Her Finnish frugality was no doubt pleased with the reduction in the kibble bill. Of course these days, I can only imagine what the “raw [...]

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