Kalea Shelties

Okay – I think we’ve all seen her bright yellow signs at the Pet Store, Pan Handle Animal Shelter etc. She also just put out a nice business card with a website on it that seems to be down whenever I try to look at it. Karen Horton does obedience training, grooming, and sells Petlane Products. Has anyone ever worked with her? I would love to learn more about this elusive dog lady… 🙂

The Family Dog – Obedience Classes and Private Lessons

Glenna is the dog trainer/guru at Ponderay Pet Lodge with her own business: The Family Dog. Any one who has met her knows that she has had a lot of experience with dogs and has a knack for knowing where to draw the line and knowing what to do once you’ve decided where the line needs to be. She has a more traditional approach to training and has helped many families with their problem dogs, and even one family with a service dog. Continue reading The Family Dog – Obedience Classes and Private Lessons

Public safety or dogs first?

It seems to me like Sue has a proper understanding of how dogs fit in our world as pets and not us in their world. This is essential because these dogs need homes with real people. For the sake of the dogs she wants good dog/owner matches to be made, not to unleash dangerous dogs to the unsuspecting public.
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Why did I take my girl to the dog park…?

I’ve been faithfully taking my ‘snarkileptic’ border collie female to the dog park for about a year around 4 times a week. It wasn’t until this seminar I really looked at my dog and thought “is this good for her? Does Ellie need to go to the dog park? Is her behavior improving because we go to the dog park?” My honest answers are all ‘no.’
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Reading to dogs…

I used to live in Woodinville (northeast of Seattle) and was lucky enough to have a job working for Becky Bishop – great dog trainer, dedicated and motivated to help people enjoy their dogs and be active with them. She headed up this great program called Reading With Rover where people take their Delta certified Animal Assisted Therapy dog to places like Borders Books and Music to have children practice reading to their dog.

Reading with Rover
Reading with Rover

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