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...
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...
Dogs Help Keep New Year Resolutions

Dogs Help Keep New Year Resolutions

Before going out and purchasing a Gym membership that will probably only get used the first few months you have it look down at your feet. Is your best friend there just looking at you, asking what to do next? Okay, maybe your buddy is curled up next to you on the...
1 year old, and Still a Puppy

1 year old, and Still a Puppy

 Today is Mugsy’s Birthday. He is one year old, but still very much a puppy. Medium breeds like the Australian Shepherd don’t generally mature and calm down by one year. They are still developing and around year old the puppy is very much in it’s...
9 Months Still a puppy

9 Months Still a puppy

April 28, 2016 Mugsy grabs gently at my arm with his mouth. “No” I tell him and remove my arm. He grabs at my shirt. Exasperated I repeat the word “No”. He grabs at my shoe. “No knock it off Mugsy.” I gently push him away. At this...