Tag Archives: training

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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The 30 Second Dog Trick

We’ve been taking an obedience class organized by the West Los Angeles Obedience Club and taught by a fantastic trainer, Lynn Medlin, for the past six weeks.  To our relief, we’ve been making great strides in our walking skills (taming the pulling, … Continue reading

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I’m already looking forward to summer, when I want to reintroduce Toki to the beach.  The first time she caught sight of the ocean, she ran straight into the waves and got bowled over.  But she seemed happy and was … Continue reading

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Say Baaaa! Sheepherding with the Drummond Ranch

Toki is happiest when she has a mission.  Whether it’s chasing a ball, emptying her stuffed kong, or ripping up her “indestructible” toys, she likes to keep busy.  The challenge is directing her energies towards productive tasks, rather than leaving … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Encounter! How to prevent them. What to do if your dog gets bitten.

Last Friday, I was hiking with Toki, her dog friend Milo, and Milo’s owner Josh on a local trail in the Santa Monica Mountains.  As we were walking and chatting, I noticed that Toki suddenly stopped, and  I looked up … Continue reading

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