Posts tagged "Dog Obedience"

My dog can read sign language: Me, not so much!

My dog can read sign language:  Me, not so much!
Last October, I posted one of my first blog entries for ChicagoNow.com about Rally Obedience as a fun form of continued dog training.  In the blog, I challenged myself to enter Wigglebutt Duncan into his first trial of Rally at the Tibetan Terrier Nationals in June, 2012.  Being a perfectionist at heart, I had never... Read more »

Camp Dogwood from the view of a dog (Tibetan Terrier)

Camp Dogwood from the view of a dog (Tibetan Terrier)
One of the best 3-day weekends in my life was spent with my husband and (then) 8 month old Tibetan Terrier at Camp Dogwood in Ingleside, IL for their Fall Camp in October, 2008.  It’s been 3 years since our first time there, but it is such a crazy, fun place for dog lovers who... Read more »

It's YOU, not the dog: Your buddy doesn't 'come' every time

It's YOU, not the dog:  Your buddy doesn't 'come' every time
Last night, a nameless member of my household ‘commanded’ Dunkie (our 3 year-old Tibetan Terrier) to ‘come,’ repeating the command again … and again … and again.  He wanted Dunk to either stop barking at something unknown outside or was calling him to take him outside to do his business.  I forget which scenario it... Read more »
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Dog Obedience: It doesn't end with the class

Dog Obedience:  It doesn't end with the class
Dog Obedience.  Does it ever sink in … permanently?  where you do not need to worry about you or your dog’s safety without further training?  I’m guessing that the answer is a resounding “no!”  Some background to start.  Wigglebutt Duncan is a Tibetan Terrier  (a breed noted for its willful independence) came into our lives... Read more »

Lose the Dog! (It's just a game)

Lose the Dog!  (It's just a game)
There’s nothing better than hiking with your dog(s) and family, that is, unless you are worried that your dog will get distracted, chase after something, and disappear.  This is especially true if you are able to hike in unleashed areas where there are no fenced-in boundaries to contain your canine explorer.  The featured photo was... Read more »

Rally On for Rally-O!

Rally On for Rally-O!
What if the “traditional” type of dog obedience isn’t your main game?  Sure, you’ve probably gone to puppy obedience and basic obedience, but unless you’re a die-hard obedience fan, what you do with your dog in advanced obedience courses can be …. well … kind of … boring.  And a number of other dog lovers... Read more »
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