Tag Archives: Dog Training

Dog Behavior Update – On Not Asking for Much

When Lilly became so dangerously ill nearly a year ago, we abandoned her anxiety meds because of their dampening effect on her now troubled brain. And, we essentially stopped working on dog training issues. These…

Crappy, Crappy Monday

A blaring alarm jolted me out of bed Monday morning. I squeezed our morning dog-care routine into as little time as possible, before putting on many layers to brave the extreme cold. Alas, I ended…

Dog Behavior Changes, Adverse Vaccine Reaction

Deep inside Lilly remains Lilly — despite the brain and nervous system trauma caused by her adverse reaction to a rabies vaccine earlier this year. Her emergency treatment and ongoing treatment for meningoencephalomyelitis / meningoencephalitis,…

Anxious Dog Update

I could use some help establishing expectations about Lilly's ongoing struggle with anxiety. Living with a fearful dog can be a day-to-day, minute-by-minute thing, and I'm used to that. However, I'm trying to get a…

Dog Training Update: Lilly Goes to 29th Street Mall

My silly schedule in 2011 precluded Lilly going to dog training classes with our dog trainer in Boulder, Gigi Moss. Since I took last week "off" for Thanksgiving, we finally had time to attend a…

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…

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 – 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…

Dog Training Update: Cutting Back on Chlomipramine

It started out as a necessity. Swamped with deadlines and a work trip on the docket, I didn't realize Lilly was getting low on her medicine. To stretch it a bit longer, I skipped her…

Top 10 Things I Miss Since Life Got Complicated

Starting in spring 2009, life around here got increasingly complicated with medical / health worries and looming grief on several fronts. The changes to my daily reality often feel beyond grim. I wade through life…

Homage to @DoggieZen – Praise Dog

My apologies in advance to those who might think this sacrilege, but my new fav t-shirt says "Praise Dog." It goes into the pantheon that includes my "Dog is my co-pilot" t-shirt. I think dogs…

Newsworthy! Good Dogs of America

So, the question is this: If your dog could earn merit badges for training accomplishments as simple as SIT or DOWN or being housetrained, would you take part? That's the idea behind Good Dogs of…