How to Train Your Dog NOT to Come When You Call

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | July 08, 2015 ~ Be the 1st to Comment

How to Train Your Dog NOT to Come When You Call

Tweet Make sure Jed isn’t getting enough off-leash exercise so he has a constant surplus of energy. Don’t bother training him to come when you call (aka, “recall”), OR, Train recalls with Jed only in boring low distraction spots like the kitchen, the house, the backyard. Don’t practice recalls at parks or other lively public […]

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Dogs Just Want to Have Fun

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | January 07, 2015 ~ Be the 1st to Comment

Dogs Just Want to Have Fun

Tweet Ever since he was a pup, Vinnie has loved the beach. His routine is the same at every beach we visit. He races to the water as fast as he can until he’s knee deep in the Pacific. Again and again he leaps over the waves dolphin-style, arcing his body up and down in […]

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Cherishing Our Pets

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | December 30, 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Cherishing Our Pets

Tweet This past August, my cat Ted turned 17. He is – and has been for some years now – an Old Man Cat, although I prefer to think of him as a Distinguished Feline Gentleman. The past year and a half have been his roughest. He’s endured dental surgery, two hospitalizations, multiple ultrasounds, countless […]

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Road Trippin’ With Rover

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | July 10, 2012 ~ Be the 1st to Comment

Road Trippin’ With Rover

Tweet Since I adopted my dog Vinnie, a vacation doesn’t feel like a real vacation unless he goes too. Over the last few years, that’s meant far less plane travel and more road trips to dog-friendly destinations. Do I miss traveling to faraway places? Absolutely. But you know what they say about silver linings. I […]

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Getting The Most From Dog Training Classes

By Lisa-Anne Manolius | January 25, 2012 ~ Be the 1st to Comment

Getting The Most From Dog Training Classes

Tweet Trainers and other dog behavior experts urge people to enroll their dogs in group training classes, and with good reason. Group classes are a fine way to teach most dogs basic manners they need to thrive in human society and homes. Puppy classes that include plenty of off-leash playtime are essential for teaching pups […]

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