If you screwed up when picking out your dog, chances are you made this fatal error: you picked a dog with the wrong energy level for your family or lifestyle. Around 90% of the problems we help people work through stem from this mistake. Most of us choose our dogs for the wrong reasons. HereContinue reading “The worst mistake you made when choosing your dog.”
My “rescue crew”. With six rescue dogs, does it surprise you that I don’t consider “breeder” a swear word?
I have a very recent addition to my dog family. His name is Sully. Sully was unexpected. The dog I am currently running in Masters agility is not a dog I own. He’s a wonderful dog and I love having him as my agility partner, but it’s not quite the same as having a dogContinue reading “What did you accidentally teach your dog today?”
Supervised off-leash play with a well-trained expert is a great experience for a dog. Dog parks are not.
If you take nothing else from this post, take this: no device will stop a dog’s behavior without being aversive.
As a child, the first important piece of advice I was given, from my very first instructor, was “keep your dog out of other’s dogs’ spaces.” The reason for this advice was obvious to the seven-year-old me. Like people, not all dogs get along. Somewhere along the way, we have lost this bit of wisdom.Continue reading “Keep your dog out of my dog’s space (and other forgotten wisdom)”
Every year, Overdale Kennel hosts an event in late September as a fundraiser for the charity ICP Care. Our latest fundraiser ran on September 28, 2019. Guests participated in an agility fun match, with every dollar that came through the doors going directly to ICP Care. ICP Care is a 401(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to raisingContinue reading “Fifth Annual Agility for a Cause”