I write about Aoife because she is as cute as a button and as entertaining as the Cirque du Soleil. I write about Enzo because he is epileptic and sharing my sorrow has helped to ease the burden of his affliction. I rarely write about Finn. Why is that? Because Finn is a mountain, solid and dependable. He is so easy… and due to that, I have sometimes taken him for granted.Continue reading “Over a Decade of Finn”
with other trainers. Although I own my own business, you’ll occasionally find my rig (with my Leash & Hand Dog Training sign on the back window) in the parking lot of another dog training business. And you’ll find me & Enzo inside, having a blast… Huh? Wha? How come?Continue reading “Even Dog Trainers Train…”
When Enzo’s former puppy class teacher Dee Ganley, offered up a formal, 6-week Canine Good Citizen Class, I decided we’d enroll. I had no delusions that he would pass– I wanted the exposure for my sweet, goofy boy who tends to get anxious and can become stressed when encountering new places and situations. He is my work in progress; I wanted to continue to build on his strengths while supporting his weaknesses in a safe venue.Continue reading “Enzo Calls My Bluff”
Enzo was having a ball in Puppy Kindergarten and doing a fine job with basic obedience. My next step had originally been to start tracking with him; however, February in New Hampshire doesn’t provide the optimal conditions in which to introduce a puppy to the sport. Was there something else? I went online to Fenzi Dog Sport Academy to peruse their courses…. Gun Dog Foundations?! The Spinone Italiano just happens to be classified as a versatile hunting dog! Do I hunt? No, why do you ask?