Teaching Your Dog to Swim

Teaching Your Dog to Swim

Teaching Your Dog to Swim Taking your dog for a swim can be fun for both of you as well as great exercise. For pool or boat owners teaching your dog to swim can also be a safety issue. Plan to get wet, you’ll have to get in the water with your dog. It can be easier to...
Chapter 2: Lucy, the Journey of a Service Dog for Autism

Chapter 2: Lucy, the Journey of a Service Dog for Autism

Chapter 2: Lucy, the Journey of a Service Dog for Autism The family arrived with Lucy tonight. The whole gang came husband, sons and even a girlfriend. I’m sure they needed closure, making sure I would be a kind trainer for her and to see where she would be living. I...
Chapter 2: Lucy, the Journey of a Service Dog for Autism

Lucy, the Journey of a Service Dog for Autism

Lucy, the Journey of a Service Dog for Autism Lucy will be coming to my home in a few days to complete her training to become a service dog for a child with Autism. She is an eight month old Double Doodle, which is, two Doodles bred together. What little I know of her...
Give Me That! How to teach your dog to let go.

Give Me That! How to teach your dog to let go.

Give Me That! How to teach your dog to let go. One of the behaviors that most puppies learn is to protect objects of value from their littermates.  When a puppy has a new toy or chew bone, he will either get up to keep the object away from the other puppies (keep...
Accepting Your Touch

Accepting Your Touch

Accepting Your Touch Your dog should allow you to touch him anywhere on his body without biting at you. This means wiping paws, looking into his mouth, picking up a paw or holding the tail. To teach your dog to accept touch, you begin by giving him a hard treat about...