Tag Archives: training

Let’s Skijor! Ruffwear’s Omnijore System

In anticipation of winter fun, I ordered the new Ruffwear Omnijore System – a dog harness/towline system for all kinds of dog-pulling activities like skijoring, “skatejoring” and canicross!  The Omnijore system is brand new to the Ruffwear line.  And it … Continue reading

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Working Dogs for Conservation

Scat: In non-scientific parlance, that would be animal poo . . . but for the type-A, toy-crazy pups at Working Dogs for Conservation, it translates into an awesome play session. Working Dogs for Conservation is a Montana-based group that deploys … Continue reading

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New York News Feed

New York dogs may have the rolling green lawns of Central Park, a booming squirrel and pigeon population, and a people and dog-watching scene that is second to none.  But, as detailed in a recent New York Times article, the … Continue reading

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Book Review & Giveaway: Follow My Lead

Centered Dog, Centered Self. In Follow My Lead, Carol Quinn walks us through her journey towards self-discovery, learning to live more fully in the moment, and adopting a more balanced approach towards life and love.  It’s Zen and the art … Continue reading

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Miss Good Citizen

It’s official, Toki wants to be a good dog. She’s enrolled in an intermediate obedience class whose ultimate goal is the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test. The test includes 10 tasks: Accepting a friendly stranger Sitting politely for petting Appearance … Continue reading

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Dropping in on CCI Puppy Raiser Kimi

Yesterday, Kimi–one of our readers and the winner of the paracord leash giveaway–sent me a sweet Thank You email and photo update of the leash with her three beautiful lab-golden crosses. The photos, as you can see, are adorable, so … Continue reading

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Puppy Summer Sundays with Canine Companions for Independence

This past Sunday, I stopped by the Puppy Summer Sunday event held by Canine Companions for Independence, or CCI.  Kimi, The Daily Toki reader that won the paracord leash in our recent giveaway, is a volunteer puppy raiser for CCI … Continue reading

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We’ve got some competition . . .

Norman, the scooter riding Briard has taken doggy transport up a notch.  He’s pretty impressive . . . Norman has his own Facebook site, of course.  He lives in Georgia, but apparently he’s looking for work in Hollywood.  (Norm – … Continue reading

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Skateboards on my mind: GoPetBoards

I’ve got skateboards on my mind… For the little dog in your life, the GoPetBoard is an ingenious solution to taking your dog with you on bike rides around town.  On busy streets and the crowded Venice boardwalk, I would … Continue reading

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Skateboarding Pup?

Meet my new project: The Skateboarding Pup! I watched a video by animal behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin, and I was intrigued by the idea of Toki learning to ride a skateboard. Ok, I know that’s ambitious, considering that I don’t … Continue reading

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