This is a page to share with you all what we are going through right now; what we are learning, and what we are struggling through, in hopes that we can inspire some of you to research new ways to work through the issues in your own lives.  

Browsing Archive: March, 2010

The battle with Parvo Virus

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, In : Dog Care 
We got Tristan on Saturday, and had to take him to get tested for the Parvo Virus 3 days later, and he tested positive. Dont you know that that little fella really wormed his way into my heart in those three days, as well ran all over my house/yard. So now I am learning all I can about the virus- treatment, prevention, disinfecting etc.
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Sign Language for both Hearing and Deaf Dogs

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Dog Training 
Is the only reason to teach sign language to a dog if you think he/she is going deaf? No! When you use both verbal and visual commands, and teach the dog to resond to either one, then when you do use them together, it actually sends a stronger message, and the dog is more likely to respond. I teach all of my dogs these commands with both verbal and visual cues:
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When I teach hearing dogs these commands, I teach them using verbal and visual cues together, then...

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