My dog is bored … said the stalled person

The scenario is almost always the same. A Team is working nicely together, the Handler is building good timing skills, the dog is learning how to work with a person, and then I see them standing, just standing. Most of the time the dog still looks eager, the person looking exasperated. My dog is bored….

everybody is a genius …

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid… Albert Einstein I think of this often, especially in regards to our dogs that live in a human world. So often working dogs go into family pet…

like candy for a working dog

Working dogs like to work. Sounds obvious, buts it’s overlooked so often. If you pretend your dog is just a pet, he will remind you he is a working dog! It doesn’t take force, pain, or discomfort to get a working dog working, they are bred to do it. What it takes is a plan,…