Lizzie Continues to Overcome Her Fears

Lizzie Continues to Overcome Her Fears

Lizzie and I took another solo trip over to La Encantada Shopping Center for her to practice some loose-leash walking and being quiet when presented with random people noises.

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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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Lizzie Comes Out of her Shell at La Encantada

Lizzie Comes Out of her Shell at La Encantada

Lizzie and I spent special one-on-one socialization time together at LaEncantada Shopping Center walking around, sniffing, meeting people, and even practicing a few down-stays.

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Socializing during the Downtown Lecture Series Simulcast at The Core at La Encantada

Socializing during the Downtown Lecture Series Simulcast at The Core at La Encantada

For the past three weeks, Lizzie and I have been attending the simulcast of the Downtown Lecture Series at The Core Health and Wellness at LaEncantada.

The lecture series is hosted by the University of Arizona's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. For their fifth year, they chose the theme Truth and Trust in the Global Scene.

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Considering Therapy Dog Work for your Pup? Here's our Therapy Dog Origin Story...

Considering Therapy Dog Work for your Pup? Here's our Therapy Dog Origin Story...

I've never been a dog person. Not exactly the first thought you were thinking you'd read, right?

Growing up, my mom's allergies were pretty severe, so our pets were Patty Bird the parakeet, fish, hamsters, and guinea pigs. In my twenties and thirties, dogs just always seemed so time consuming and needy.

I never thought I would adopt a dog. Never!

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