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The Greatest Gift – The Deepest Pain

I’m not really sure where to begin. How does one truly describe a life altering event? Does it begin when the event itself happens or does it begin at the very beginning? The briefest synopsis is that I was given … Continue reading

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Shaking Up Beliefs And Coming Out Stronger

Some people will totally get where I’m coming from on this exhausted ramble. Some may be horrified. Read it through anyway. I am a cross over trainer. I grew up reading traditional dog training books since they were the only … Continue reading

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Trusting My Dog

Trust is such a huge factor in any relationship. Trusting your dog, trusting your training, those things can be SO hard to do. We have a rally trial coming up this weekend. The first one of the season for us … Continue reading

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Catching up and competing!

I have been so busy in recent months and terribly neglectful of my blog!  Well, here goes a few brags! For 2013 Rious ended up being nationally ranked in the WRCO as the number 6 puppy in his division!!!!  He … Continue reading

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Long Time Since Last Update!

Shame on me! I can’t believe it has been almost four months since I’ve written something here! We have had a few more competitions since my last entry. Rious has done really well in all of them. He has taken … Continue reading

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Our First Day of Competition!!!

WOW!  What an incredible day!  I am just so overwhelmed with all that happened today, I will try to get it all down in some sensical order! First off, Rious was an absolute rock star!!!  He handled everything like such … Continue reading

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He Continues To Amaze Me!

I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I love this dog!!! We went to Rally class today and after our first run through the teacher and other students actually gave us a standing ovation, said our run … Continue reading

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Beginning Heelwork

Tonight I managed to get outside with Rious for about 15 minutes of Heel work. He started out ok but by the end he was clearly getting it! I started just walking around the driveway and going back to basics … Continue reading

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When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Last week I had the wonderful chance to finally get to take Rious to a training class! I have not been a student in a dog training class in about five years and it is long overdue. I have missed … Continue reading

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Rious’ first Rally class!

SO proud if my boy today! We finally found a class that worked with our beliefs in positive reinforcement and schedule! I got to take Rious to a Rally class and am SO pumped to get him into a competition … Continue reading

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