Book Review: 101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance and Chalcy

Book Review: 101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance and Chalcy

Early in 2017, Matthew, Bernie, and I took a tricks class with our Labradoodle Bernie. We missed a few classes and did not focus on practicing the dog tricks at home consistently. Since then, I’ve tried to reinforce the few tricks that we did learn together, but I haven’t added anything truly new.

Our trainer is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, so she’s shared information about the various trick dog titles offered through Kyra Sundance’s Do More With Your Dog! If you haven’t checked out her website, give it a click. The rainbow ribbons and certificates are definitely motivating!

Since we’re training Bernie to be a therapy dog, we decided to add in more tricks training. Who wouldn’t want to see a few fun tricks during a therapy dog visit? 101 Dog Tricks is a handy reference for our continuing therapy dog journey.

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Reflecting & Rallying! Celebrating the Pet Blogger Circle

Reflecting & Rallying! Celebrating the Pet Blogger Circle

Welcome to GoPetFriendly.com's annual Pet Blogger Challenge!

On January 6th, 7th, and 8th, pet bloggers submit their answers to the ten questions. We reflect on goals from 2017, share ideas, build community, and support one another as we set goals for 2018.

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The McSquares Continue Therapy Dog Training the Day after Christmas

The McSquares Continue Therapy Dog Training the Day after Christmas

Lizzie and Bernie McSquare watch Harry, a Labradoodle puppy, show off the skills he learned during his three week residential training at Adolescent Dogs in the United Kingdom. That British pup is a credit to all Labradoodles.

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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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