Tag Archives: Zani

Introduction to the Exercise Ball

I bought an exercise ball, a FitPAWS peanut, from CleanRun a couple of years ago. It’s a device to help dogs develop core strength and balance. After seeing some YouTube videos and even a professional DVD that showed dogs and … Continue reading

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Est-ce que votre chien veut VRAIMENT être caressé ?

Pour mes visiteurs français. Est-ce que votre chien veut VRAIMENT être caressé ? (lien) En anglais Merci à Stéphanie Michenaud et Nathalie Perret du Cray de Balade Ton Chien pour leur aide. Note to all my international readers and viewers: … Continue reading

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Retomar o significado: Generalização

Para os meus leitores e seguidores portugueses. Retomar o significado: Generalização (link) Em Inglês Obrigada Vitor Faibam e Claudia Estanislau pela ajuda na tradução para a versão portuguesa. Note to all my international readers and viewers: I will be happy to … Continue reading

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7 Great Benefits of Flirt Pole Play for You and Your Dog

Clara’s and Zani’s Experiences If you have been following the blog, you may have seen that Clara is an absolute maniac for the flirt pole. It is right up there with playing ball in her list of favorite things. I … Continue reading

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A Secret for Training Two Dogs

I think this is as close as I’ll ever come to a “how-to” blog. Here is my usual disclaimer: I am not a professional trainer and I have trained only my own dogs. But there is a secret to training … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Bopping the Wall

This is a video follow up to one of my more embarrassing posts: “Lumping It: A Public Service Announcement.” In that post I described, and showed in the video, how I repeatedly raised my criteria too quickly when trying to … Continue reading

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There is Hope: One Trainer’s Journey from Liverwurst to Kibble

Recently on a dog training Yahoo group, a trainer wrote about needing to use hot dogs and lunch meat to train her dog. She was dismayed that her dog wouldn’t work for kibble. She asked the group if she was … Continue reading

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