Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Recently I over heard some of my human's friends say that kennels are scary places for dogs but my human, being the great trainer she is, assured them that this was false. "In fact," she would say, "kennels are great for dogs if used properly and not used to punish or serve as an all day enclosure." I listened while she explained that dogs are den animals and feel more safe and secure when allowed to sleep in an enclosed area that they can call their own. I know this is true except for the den part because I like the dining room and kitchen just as much as the den, but whatever. Pass it on.
CEO (Canine of Extraordiary Obedience)
Monday, September 28, 2009
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- Running free on their own is not enough for dogs...they should get out for an uninterrupted walk or run once or twice a day.
- You shouldn't run long distances with your dog until they are at least 12-15 months because their bones are still growing.
- Running and walking are not the only activities you can try--fetch and frisbee also provide great stimulation and exercise. Swimming is a good workout for dogs with joint problems.
- Don't feed your dog right before or after exercise because it puts certain breeds at risk for bloat (AKA twisted stomach).
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Hello my fellow canine companions. It's Riley with another tip for your human. This week I learned this neat trick called "crawl" and it was so easy to learn. It was so easy that I thought about letting my human know that I was not really working for the treats, but then I came to my senses. What was I thinking! Free treats are one of life's simple pleasures.
Anyway, I learned how to "crawl" by doing a slight variation of what I already knew, "down." My human asked me for a down and I enthusiastically cooperated knowing that treats were close. Then while I was in a down position, she asked me to come. Well I hopped up to come but she said no and asked for a down again. I thought my human may need a nap because she is asking me for a come while I am down. Then it hit me, "you can do both!' I started to inch my way toward her treat hand which was low to the ground and close to my nose. Then as I moved forward she said "good boy" and gave me the treat. I just kept on inching my belly across the floor and eating those treats. As I got better she started to say "crawl" instead of "come." That's it! So many treats, so little work. Pass on the news.
RileyCEO (Canine of Extraordiary Obedience)
Monday, September 14, 2009
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
So one day my human sat down next to me with a bunch of my favorite morsels in one hand that she put behind her back. She used the palm of her other hand to touch my nose. Everytime she touched her hand to my nose she said "touch" and then gave me some deliciousness from the hand behind her back. She continued to do this for a little while but then she said "touch" and put her palm an inch away from my nose. "That's not cool," I thought, and moved my nose to touch her hand. Well do you know that she said "good boy" and gave me the treat? How cool is my human! Treats for doing almost nothing. She started to move her hand around. First slightly to the right, then left, then up then down but I never lost track and ever time she said "touch" I did. That's it! So many treats, so little work. Pass on the news.
CEO (Canine of Extraordiary Obedience)
Monday, September 7, 2009
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Hello my fellow caninine companions. It's Riley with another tip for your human. Remember when you first came to live with your human at your new forever home? Remember how cool it was to have a new family and how they taught you all these cool tricks like "sit and stay"? Well, when is the last time you actually had to practice? You know the saying goes "if you don't use it, you lose it". My human practices these basic techniques with me everyday. But, we dont designate a time to practice, we practice in our everday lives! Let me give you an example. My human taught me "sit and stay" 35 years ago (dont think humans count like us but you get my drift). Now that I know "sit and stay" like the back of my paw, she asks me to "sit and stay" when she is whipping up some delicious morsels in my bowl or someone knocks on the door. We practice everyday just in more practical ways. I "sit and stay" at traffic lights when we are walking and definitely when my people are eating. This way I never forget. Pass the word.
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