Posts Tagged ‘strata’

How to Teach Your Dog Self-Control Around Food: VIDEO February 23, 2015 Comments Off

In my last blog post about self-control versus imposed control for dogs, I explained that I do not teach “leave it” to my dogs. Instead, I train my dogs to wait for permission to take food, objects, or anything else they want. Here is a quick video demonstration of how I train dogs to have […]

MACH Strata: The Journey September 16, 2013 2 Comments

It’s been a busy month for all of us here at Spring Forth and I apologize for taking such an extended absence from blogging! I’ll jump right in with some good news. Strata finished his Master Agility Championship (MACH) on Sunday, August 25th at the Tri-State Shetland Sheepdog Club agility trial in Hamden, CT. We […]

2013 AKC Agility National Championship April 9, 2013 Comments Off

Strata, Dan, and I had a great time at our very first national competition. We traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the 2013 AKC Agility National Championship. Thursday Our trip started on Thursday morning, long before the sun came up at Logan Airport. Driving to Tulsa would have meant too many days away from our dog […]

Dog Food Review: The Honest Kitchen Zeal February 1, 2013 Comments Off

Several weeks ago, The Honest Kitchen posted an offer on their Facebook page for bloggers to try some of their pet foods. (So, full disclosure: we got free samples to review!) I inquired and the nice customer service lady promptly sent some samples of Zeal for Strata to try. I’m a big fan of The […]

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 […]

Strata’s Trial Results: Middlesex County Kennel Club AKC Agility Trial May 18, 2012 Comments Off

On Sunday, May 13th, Strata and I competed at the Middlesex County Kennel Club AKC agility trial in North Smithfield, RI. We had a wonderful time and earned a double qualifying score! Here are videos of our runs together. Next Sunday, May 20th, we’ll be at the same venue competing at Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club’s […]

Introducing Strata January 13, 2012 2 Comments

Last week I introduced you to Finch, the baby of the house. Now it’s “middle child” Strata‘s turn! Strata is our four-year-old Shetland Sheepdog. He came to us as a puppy from Belcroft-Majestyk Shelties in Maine. Many of my readers may already be familiar with Strata, as he’s the head of our (fictional) Public Relations […]