You know what I love about training and working dogs? Dogs don’t argue with you, they don’t try to ‘one-up’ you, and they don’t try to make you look like a fool; we do enough of that to ourselves. But as humans, we are so good at doing those things to others. And why do … Continue reading Why can’t we all just get along and support one another
https://www.ibtimes.com/man-dies-following-dog-attack-bennington-oklahoma-2838519 To go along with my previous post on dog attacks, this case is absolutely unacceptable, and it should be to everyone else! From what the article says, this owner and his dogs, have had at least two other cases of attacks on others, yet here they still are. I have to wonder 1) WHAT … Continue reading Responsibility in owning dogs is an absolute!
https://nadoi.org/pit-bull-responsibility/ Here is another great article that I found, this time on the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructor's (NADOI) website. This article is very well written and very full of truths, regardless of what many pet parents want to admit. I am not sure whether this link is going to show up and work, … Continue reading “Bully breeds.” Misunderstood or in need of more responsible owners and training?
https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/man-charged-in-mouseketeers-death-found-unfit-to-stand-trial This is not dog related, but a case here in the Rogue Valley, that made national headlines for weeks. It's a good thing that this suspect is getting the medical attention that he needs, considering the court's ruling that he "is a danger to himself and others." However, it's a shame that nobody was … Continue reading Very sad outcome to a local murder case
When did we, as dog owners, decide that our dogs must change their behavior, in order to suit our lifestyle? Much of dog behavior is innate, not learned. In my opinion, we are being completely unreasonable, and dare I say, arrogant, in demanding that our canine companions change their natural behavior, rather than it being … Continue reading A toy is just a toy…or is it?
https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Oregon-State-Police-hire-first-wildlife-crime-K-9-559990181.html K-9 Buck, OSP's newest member, is working to find illegal kills taken by wildlife poachers.
https://mailtribune.com/news/crime-courts-emergencies/rogue-river-highway-homicide-under-investigation Another police canine, K-9 Remco with Jackson County Sheriff's office, Oregon, has been used in the aftermath of a homicide, locating the suspect, who was then placed in custody.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasa-black-hole-star-image-visualization-simulation-swallowing-planet-transiting-exoplanet-survey-satellite/ Now this is not dog related, but I thought that it was rather interesting. After all, life as we know it, does not revolve only around humans and our animal companions on this planet, known as Earth. We are a mere speck in this vast Universe.
So, you have a dog and you have finally decided what you want to train him in. How do you go about this? You can pay someone a hefty fee to train you and your dog, or an even heftier fee to train only your dog, but then that leaves you not understanding how to … Continue reading There’s More Than One Way to Train A Dog
Our weather is getting cooler, which makes for terrific tracking weather. Just like a working dog handler, to judge the weather by the dog’s work, huh? This time of year, I am always looking for new folks to lay a trail for my dog. I ask total strangers, whom I meet on the street. You … Continue reading The weather is getting cooler. Let’s T-R-A-C-K!!!