Tag: dog

  • A Trainer’s Tales Chapter 3

    Everyone gathered in the break room for the Monday morning trainers’ meeting. Weekends were extremely busy at Good Dogs Come to Heaven Training Center so Monday morning was reserved for ring cleaning and staff planning. To enhance the camaraderie staff members took turns bringing food. Today, Sherry brought fruit salad and Jane baked one of […]

  • A Trainer’s Tales Chapter 2

    Andrea always felt drained after Shy Dog class.  She admired the commitment these owners had to helping their dogs but it was still difficult to witness the dogs’ anxiety. The only relief came from the small signs of progress at the end of the six-week session. At the other end of the spectrum Andrea also […]

  • Puppy Socials

    “So what’s all this about puppy socialization?” said the lady on the telephone. She was looking into training classes for her new puppy. It seemed everyone she called was promoting puppy play time. “Any dogs in your neighborhood that don’t get along with others?” I asked. “Do people cross the street when they see the dog coming?” “Oh, […]