Saturday, September 26, 2009

Golden Doodle Goes To San Diego Puppy Training Camp

Chloe, a 5 1/2 month old Golden Doodle came to San Diego Dog & Puppy Training Camp with regular puppy problems that just need a little professional attention. Its the perfect time to establish good dog manners so that bad habits don’t become permanent.

Puppies should be allowed to be puppies with plenty of play time, good puppy food, and an understanding of when and how to be calm. Establishing an exercise routine and learning how to follow the leader is the life every puppy deserves.

Golden Doodles are a hybrid of a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle that was created for the temperament as well as the lack of shedding that many dogs come with. Since most dogs live in the house, shedding can be an issue for cleaning purposes as well as allergies for some people.

Chloe certainly has a very sweet temperament and just needs a little help in how to calm down. She lives in the city of San Diego and needs acclimation to noises, traffic and how to navigate well on a leash.

Her first couple of days at camp have been spent learning how to sit nicely instead of jumping for attention. She gets very excited about the leash coming out and now is getting the picture that sitting to go out makes the people so much happier around her.

Follow her story as we spend time at the beach, around the town, walking on busy streets and learning how to be a really great house dog. She’s already a published dog star in this article: Training Your Dog To Ride in The Car

Dogs do what works. Follow the article tips if you have an over excited dog when it comes to jingly keys, the leash, or even the faint idea you may be taking your dog for an outdoor event!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Godiva’s Great Adventure - Dog Training Camp 3

Godiva, a Pocket Beagle has been on the adventure of her life and honestly an adventure most dogs never get the chance to be a part of. She’s came to San Diego Dog Training Camp 3 as a way to move her along in her obedience while her family went on a vacation.

As part of her camp and on upon agreement with her owner, she came to Wisconsin with me as I am the co-instructor with Robin MacFarlane for an Advanced Dog Trainers Personal Development course. She’s been with me through a flight (small enough to fit under the seat), new living space for her, meeting other dog trainer’s dogs and has been very well behaved in front of a group of people sitting on her special little dog bed while I present.

As a city girl, seeing cows was a real surprise and we’ll try to get the photos of her checking out the toads at night too. Very funny stuff. If dogs could talk I’m sure she would give you an account of her many other experience from a dog that stands less than a foot high!

The exposure at her age makes for a well rounded dog with the ability to adapt. It a part of dog training that gets consistently overlooked.

For now enjoy her cow video. We are off to the E Palooza 5 with more presenters coming in, many trainers from around the country and a good time for both professional dog trainers, dog enthusiasts and the dogs that accompany them in life.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Surf Dog A Thon and Rip Curl Ricki

The Surf Dog A Thon in Del Mar, CA is set to go on September 13. If you are a dog enthusiast at all its something you don't want to miss. It's also something you can start planning on next year as this dog activity is finding its way into the hearts of many in our Southern California surfing community.

The Surf Dog Surf A Thon had several surf clinics so you could teach your dog to join the fun. Since we at K9 Coach plan on teaching our own personal dogs to surf look for videos on how to teach your dog to surf in the near future. Plan to go to the event this year with your dog and you can learn tons just by watching.

This year's Surf Dog Surf A Thon also brought out a dog named Rip Curl Ricki. Not only can this Golden Retriever surf but she's part of a team bringing a community effort to a 15 year old boy named Patrick that is as heart warming as a story of boy and his dog can be.

Patrick is a quadriplegic and is quite active. He's able to surf with an adaptive board and Rip Curl Ricki has teamed up with him as tandem surf partner to help raise awareness as well as raise money for Patrick's own service dog.

Find out more about Patrick and Rip Curl and their surfing in this article. Incredible Tandem Surf Team: 15 Year Old Quadriplegic Surfs with Golden Retriever

September is an awesome month to get out and have some fun with your dog. Del Mar Dog Beach is the place!

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