All Thrusters GO! Bernie McSquare Launches His Recall

All Thrusters GO! Bernie McSquare Launches His Recall

Since I remembered our 33-foot lead on yesterday's visit to La Encantada Shopping Center, Bernie and I focused our efforts on practicing two tasks for the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test:

Coming When Called
Sit and Down on Command / Stay

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Prepping for Canine Good Citizen at La Encantada

Prepping for Canine Good Citizen at La Encantada

Over the weekend, Bernie and I decided we needed to get serious with our prep work for our Canine Good Citizen Class. The CGC test is a mere five weeks away, so we decided to see how many skills we could pack into a Friday afternoon visit.

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Best Dog Mom Valentine's Day Gift EVER

Best Dog Mom Valentine's Day Gift EVER

Bernie and Lizzie each went halfsies on the best dog mom Valentine's gift ever! Daddy McSquare handled logistics so that it arrived just before Valentine's Day. 

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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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Out and About on a Rare Overcast Tucson Day

Out and About on a Rare Overcast Tucson Day

A couple of weekends ago, the pups and I woke up to a chillier overcast day for Tucson. We headed out to Agua Caliente Park to explore a new place.

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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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