Leerburg Podcasts

I know I made some waves with my “Skinner” post. But honestly, if you look at the comments, I think it sparked some discussion that is valuable. In the spirit of education, I thought I’d post a link to an early source of info I studied. Leerburg.com is a great resource. It has a ton on streaming videos on a …

3 Bad Bikjoring Bullies

We officially adopted Jackson (the little brindle/blue bull with cropped ears you see in a lot of our photos). And, because I plan on doing a lot of sledding/skijoring this winter, I need to get him up to speed! Off to the trails we go! Oh yeah! There’s about 3/4 of a mile of a deep sand shoulder on our …

No Love For Skinner

Quick….. Word association: Pavlov= Bell. Saliva. Conditioning. Reactions. Skinner= ________…….. (sounds of crickets)………. Yeah, that’s what most people do too. B. F. Skinner. Figured out the other conditioning. Not the “ring a bell- make you salivate” of Classical Conditioning fame. But the WAY less understood “Operant Conditioning”. Obviously, you can read the links and research this stuff, but I’ll try …

Winter Dog Sports

I was born and raised in Louisiana. So, I find very few redeeming qualities about snow, and winter. My kicksled is my attempt at the whole lemons/lemonade thing. Running a sled with dogs is damn near the only thing that gets me through winter! Here’s some inspiration I was looking at to get me through this grey, grey Maine morning. …

For All The Shy Dogs (& Their People)

The dogs that get the most press are the aggressive ones. I must admit when we started this thing, I assumed most of our client base would be dogs that couldn’t be left with other services. What I hadn’t planned for, was the dogs who were just so scared, their people wouldn’t leave them with others. To be honest, we’ve …

Vet’s Sing The Praises Of Exercise!

Vetinfo.com has published an article pronouncing the benefits of exercise for your dog. It’s definitely worth a read. As always, we’re here to help you give your “difficult” dog the workouts, and experiences they need.  This excerpt is taken from the article “The Benefits Of Dog Exercise”. Check it out. Minimize Unwanted Dog Behavior Dogs like to chew and dig. …

Hurricane Stop Our Workouts? No Way!

We’re like the US Mail. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor blah, blah….. The photos aren’t great but this is how we handled hurricane Sandy. Lead dogs! Caboose! There is a trail under all that debris BTW. All jokes aside, storm aftermath is a serious thing. Our tip for the day is: Don’t just assume fences survived! If you rely on …

Endurance Pulling Sports

The ones that we take part in are: Bikejoring Scootering Kicksledding We talked about Canicross in another post, because you have to run to keep up. But, basically, all these are, is attaching your dog to a typically “human” powered vehicle, and holding on! Ok, there’s more to it than that. The commands needed to take part in these are …