Breaking Focus

Breaking Focus

I am constantly trying to redirect my dogs attention back to me or get them to break their focus away from distractions.  My dogs have long since mastered the art of breaking my focus.  When they perceive that I am distracted from them for too long, Mugsy and Banjo...
Rainy Days and Stuffed Dog Toys

Rainy Days and Stuffed Dog Toys

There are two type of stuff dog toys. The adorable plush kind, that are essentially like squeaky teddy bears. These might survive moderate chewing, but won’t survive a rainy day chew session. Then there are the rubber toys that you can stuff with yummy food, or...
The Table Scraps Compromise

The Table Scraps Compromise

If Banjo could speak I think our conversations would go something like this: “Oh, A tomato!” he would exclaim eyeing it sitting on the counter. “I love tomatoes, What is a tomato? You should give me one!” I would respond with something like...
The Accidental Bed Time Routine

The Accidental Bed Time Routine

Our Bed Time Routine Every night I open my back door and step outside with my two pups. I give the cue go potty and wait until they are done and then I call them back in. Next I grab two treats and open the puppy gate and say alright it’s  “Bed...
Bringing Banjo Home

Bringing Banjo Home

I was scrolling through the Humane Society’s website for Arizona. I don’t think I had any intention of getting a dog. I was just checking on the off chance that they would have an Australian Shepherd young enough to make a great companion for Mugsy. I...