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B&Tea — Our Training Blog

Dipping your toe in the water or already deeply immersed? If you can’t get enough, check out the Behavior & Training blog for fun stories on training triumphs and foibles, cat and dog foster challenges and happy endings along with general musings on living life well with animals.


 

Strange and Wonderful Things to Do with Dogs – Sport Version Dock Diving

Categories: Behavior & Training
I am the beneficiary of a rather excellent childhood. My family lived directly across the street from my grandparent’s dairy farm. I shared my days with cows, horses, cats, dogs, pigs and even the occasional goat. No chickens though. My grandmother didn’t think they were “clean” animals. Although she never showed much concern when the …

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Labrador Tales continued…

Categories: Behavior & Training
CHAPTER 4:  SHASTA, THERAPY DOG When the Flagstaff breeder brought out the litter of puppies, one of them ran right up to Vicki and Don.  “He was so sweet and gentle,” said Vicki.  “We knew he was the one for you.”  And so they brought him home to Sedona, where they were living at the …

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Penny and Georgie and Me

Categories: Behavior & Training
I have never had a cat of my own – a failure that I lament today.   People say it’s not too late, but it is unrealistic for me to adopt a cat now because my two dogs would never tolerate such a sin.  Cats and birds, especially turkey buzzards, are their unforgivable enemies.  They …

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Toy Crop Circles

Categories: Behavior & Training
Even a minor Sherlock Holmes talent would easily read the tableau walking into my cottage. The blanket artfully draped over my new, albeit already long suffering sectional sofa predicts the weather; recent rain as evidenced by muddy paw prints on the blanket. Living alone, my dogs on the furniture policy can only be described as …

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