Cricket: All the boops please!! Cheyenne: ....don’t even think about it
1 3512 hours ago
Training Tip Tuesday!!!
Lauren of @theadventurepackvt came out today! She’s completing the My Dog Camp Online Course and wanted to see one in action! Since we moved and are starting ours up in the Spring (and documenting it for you!! *pumped* 🙌🏽🐕) we went out to Sara’s of @greenmtncaninecamp
One of Lauren’s questions was how do you stop a dog fight?
The answer is: if you have to break up a fight you’re not following the program correctly since it prevents dog fights.
Building your dog pack is all about knowing which dogs to take and helping each dog feel safe and confident in the pack. Don’t pick dogs that have been in fights before and don’t pick dogs that are out of control or overly insecure. You can work on obedience at dog camp but it’s not a place for behavior modification and working on any type of fear based aggression or flightiness. If you follow our secret sauce you can’t go wrong! ✌🏼
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A ~rare~ photo of the dogs on leashes and us actually happy while within city limits (thanks to apple cider donuts the size of my face and the fish market guys for treating the dogs to fresh chunks of Alaskan salmon 😉)
I’m just missing Washington a little extra this morning.
Having a rescue means having a built in, lifelong excuse for bad behavior. In the beginning, I would offer this excuse myself. “Oh he’s not very used to people, he’s a rescue.” “Oh he’s a little nervous, he’s a rescue.” Now I cringe when people ask me, “Is she” -inevitably- “a rescue?” It always either means they’re judging his behavior or they’re about to tell me I’m an angel for rescuing.
Rescuing wasn’t an informed decision I made. It was just the easiest path. I didn’t know breeds, didn’t want a puppy, didn’t have the faintest concept of responsible breeding practices. I wanted a small, athletic, pointy eared dog and the city shelter didn’t care where I lived, how much yard I had or whether I was running a dog fighting pit, they just wanted a check and for me to take the dog and go away so they could close up.
I got lucky with a good match. But we also put in a lot of work and made a lot of changes early on to make things work. It’s not the right path for everyone and I find #adoptdontshop and similar sentiments to be short sighted. Even the best rescue organizations don’t improve the dog species- that’s the sole jurisdiction of responsible breeders.
Despite the Federal government shutdown, the national parks are open. We parked outside the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and walked in to the coastal trail to enjoy a quiet, beautiful walk in and out of shade, along parts of the beach, and ending near the Harbor. There are shaded picnic benches directly by the beach from where we parked. Keep in mind that bathrooms are locked at this time, and no services are available, so please make sure to haul out your trash and pick up after your pup. Mahalo! @nationalparkpaws#nationalparkpaws
1 622 days ago
Another weekend well spent! What did you do? Did you opt outside or stay in? ❤️✨