Category Archives: Dog Training Video

500 Days and Counting – Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Friday, June 7, 2013, marks 500 days since Lilly received the ill-fated rabies vaccine that has forever changed all of our lives. Her widespread brain and spinal cord inflammation remains and requires numerous daily medications…

Canine Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Underwater Treadmills: Oh, My

It has been a ridiculous week in Lilly Town. Here is a quick recap of our efforts to help Lilly recover from a terrible bladder infection. It stems from her symptoms and treatment for rabies…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Relapse Recovery – Sept 2012

You have our apologies for the lack of blog posts this week. Just too-too-too much going on with Lilly, with work, with my mom (who is terminally ill). Here is a little VIDEO recap of…

Adverse Vaccine Reactions – Dog With Butter Butt Syndrome

Next up in our gallery of changes since Lilly developed meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after an adverse vaccine reaction to a rabies vaccine is…

Lilly’s Brain Injury and Agility Outtakes

Monday, we showed you some agility highlights as Lilly recovers from her neurological troubles. Today, we prove that it isn't always pretty.

Lilly’s Brain Injury and Exaggerated Agility Style

At our last veterinary neurology appointment, Lilly got the OK to do agility and other more strenuous tasks so that her brain can start figuring out how to rewire certain movements. I convinced myself that…

Wish List: No Seizures, Full Recovery, and SLEEP

All of us at Chez Champion of My Heart remain in awe of the outpouring of love, support, and prayers in the wake of Lilly's near-death experience with meningoencephalomyelitis. We have one more request ...…

Border Collie Goes Sledding

Subtitle? How Lilly spent her holiday vacation. Being a crazy-smart girl, Lilly knows how to ride a snow sled while being pulled along, but she also sometimes rides down the hill with me. Over our…

Does Your Dog Love Dog Training This Much?

Taking a week "off" is relative, of course, meaning mostly not owing drafts to clients. Other demands of life continue. HOWEVER, Lilly and I ventured to Boulder for dog training class with our dog trainer…

Sh*t Happens – Agility Videos of MACH5 Chaos – Take 1 and Take 2

As promised, some agility humor for our dog training friends who already have earned or aspire to earn a Master Agility Champion title (MACH) with their dogs. Meet Chaos, a nationally ranked Labrador Retriever who…

Champion of My Heart Backstory Video – Putting Away Dog Toys

The day after Thanksgiving, when many still have pots and pans soaking, is a good time to share this video of Lilly putting away her dog toys. You'll notice that she holds them down with…

Champion of My Heart Backstory Video – Howling and Laughing

Happy Thanksgiving. To celebrate this festive occasion, we have two videos to share. The first shows Lilly howling on cue. The second shows Lilly "laughing." This noise has been isolated by researchers and deemed dog…

Champion of My Heart Backstory Video – Sledding

In today's backstory video, Lilly -- our intrepid dog -- learns to SIT-STAY atop a small sled while being pulled along in the snow of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Clearly, she finds it very, very…

Champion of My Heart Backstory Video – Agility

As a special Thanksgiving week event, we'll be posting a few of our favorite videos of Lilly, our canine heroine, each day. Whether you're seeing them for the first time (welcome, new readers) or get…

Kissing Booth Dog Video – The Making Of

Thanks to everyone who shared our Kissing Booth Dog Video last week. As promised, here is a behind-the-scenes look and answers to the most-asked questions.

Dog Training: Clickers and Herding

Since we have no herding news of our own, after a long lapse in lessons due to non-stop work and family demands, today Champion of of My Heart looks at how someone else uses some…

Dog Training Docket

The challenge of working 10-12 hours every day for weeks (possibly months) on end is that the pace leaves little room for much more than survival. That means, other than the usual daily dog training…

Herding Insights

Over the last couple of weeks, I had the chance to glean insights about Lilly's recent herding lesson where (at least in my mind) things didn't go so well. This slow-motion herding pressure video shows…

Lilly’s Herding Lesson #1, Part 4

After taking a break, during which Lilly smiled and panted wildly but refused to drink any water, we took her back into the training pen. EXCEPT, this time I got the chance to be the…

Lilly’s Herding Lesson #1, Part 3

In today's goat herding lesson video, Lilly works the goats in the larger training pen. Again, I don't want to influence your impressions of what you'll see, so I'll let the video footage speak for…