Posts Tagged ‘finch’

Finch Goes to the Agility Trial September 19, 2013 Comments Off

Finch has progressed by leaps and bounds. His reactivity toward people is almost non-existent at this point. Unless they have a strange object or do something very threatening, they won’t scare Finch. Recent “tests” in my neighborhood have included multiple kids riding one bicycle at the same time, joggers carrying umbrellas, and a sight-impaired man […]

Finch Makes Progress February 25, 2013 Comments Off

It’s been quite awhile since I have written about little Finch, and I get asked about him often. When I last wrote about Finch (all the way back in April!), he had just begun going for leash walks in my neighborhood. I would take him for walks at a quiet time of the afternoon, and […]

Does Your Dog Have Self Control? (Plus: A Secret!) October 1, 2012 2 Comments

For the last six weeks I have blogged about the topic of self control at Dog Savvy, my WickedLocal community blog. These blog posts and accompanying videos discuss jumping on people, climbing on furniture, and stealing food. Here’s the full list: Self control vs. imposed control for dogs: “Leave It”: ““No!” “Leave it!” “Off!” These […]

Finch is a Star April 17, 2012 Comments Off

The last few weeks have been very busy for little Finch. As I mentioned in his introduction post, Finch is a case study dog for Julie Robitaille’s TACT program. Together, Julie, Dan, Finch, and I have been filming video clips for a series of presentations Julie will be giving on TACT. The first presentation was […]

Introducing Finch January 6, 2012 Comments Off

Part of getting personal involves introducing you, kind blog readers, to the dogs that I am lucky enough to call my own. Let me start by introducing the new kid on the block, my one-year-old English Springer Spaniel, Finch. Finch is a field-bred Springer with an almost-full-length tail. We call him the “pocket Springer”, as […]