Early Morning Training: Trying the Behavioral Down Protocol

Early Morning Training: Trying the Behavioral Down Protocol

Sunday morning I woke up with a migraine, so all adventure plans with the pups were pushed back. As I looked over my To Do list in Things 3, I saw my weekly reminder to practice the behavioral down exercise with the dogs over the weekend.

Why not, I thought. Since we can't go anywhere as we wait for some medication to kick in, we might as well do some low-impact training. I put Bernie in the bedroom with Matthew, so they could have some quality snuggles while Lizzie and I tried the behavioral down protocol from Training Between the Ears with Mark McCabe.

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Roaming the Rillito River Park Path

Roaming the Rillito River Park Path

Loop between Brandi Fenton Park and North Swan Road

Bernie, Lizzie, and I have a few walks that we just love. One of them is the 3.5 mile section of the Rillito River Park pathway between Brandi Fenton Memorial Park and N. Swan Road.

This pathway offers a nice mix of paved pathway and soft trail to help vary your route. There are also numerous features along the way that I like to use for training opportunities.

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How to Register Your Dog for AKC Canine Partners

How to Register Your Dog for AKC Canine Partners

The American Kennel Club is not just for purebreds. Their Canine Partners program allows any mixed-breed dog to join the AKC to compete for titles in Agility, Obedience, Rally, and Tracking and Coursing Ability.

If you're not sure how to register your dog online for AKC Canine Partners, follow these ten step-by-step instructions to success.

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