Dogs with fixations (part 3)

Breaking Ace’s fixation Note: This is part three of a three-part series on my dog’s tennis ball obsession. Click these links to read part one,…

Breed profile: Cairn terrier

Cairn terriers are more than just the “Totto” dog. They love children and can make a great family pet, but they also require a long…

Weekly question: Does your dog go to daycare?

People are very opinionated about boarding their dogs. However, dog daycare is a whole different level of boarding. Although many dog daycares use kennels, others…

Dogs with fixations (part 2)

10 signs your dog has a fixation Note: This is part two of a three-part series on my dog’s tennis ball obsession. Click these links…

30-day challenge: Teach your dog five new commands (day 30)

Yesterday was the last day of my 30-day challenge to teach my dog five new commands: bang, roll over, crawl, go long and bucket. Let…

Dogs with fixations (part one)

My mutt has a fixation Note: This is part one of a three-part series on my dog’s tennis ball obsession. Click these links to read…

New Fargo dog running service available

My dog running business is officially launched with a new web site, Run That Mutt. If you are looking into starting a similar business, check…

Weekly question: Would you fly your dog?

My mutt has gone on several road trips, but I have never flown with him. I have never been in a situation that required me…

30-day challenge: Teach your dog five new commands (days 25-27)

With three more days left in our challenge, I better get going. Ace will now do all five commands. The problem is he only does…

Strive for what you love

Dogs have it easy. They adapt well to whatever environment they’re in. The first year of my mutt’s life was not ideal. He lived with…

30-day challenge: Teach your dog five new commands (day 24)

While training my dog, I have learned to set up situations where he is likely to be successful. Ace has been working on “roll over”…

Heeling tip: Don’t look at your dog

I am working with my dog to perfect his heeling. Our trainer suggested this tip last week that allows me to look straight ahead instead…

30-day challenge: Teach your dog five new commands (day 23)

For the past week or so, I have practiced “roll over” with Ace three or four times a day for very short periods. This is…