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Owning and living with a dog should be fun. Many people feel that they have to put up with their dog's bad behavior and that just isn't true. Training and working with your dog sets up rules for him to follow and opens the door to communication. Most problems arise out of lack of communication. The owner yells and corrects, but the dog never understands what the human wants and therefore never changes his behavior.

Belladonna and I want our dogs to listen to us, so we're going to send them to obedience training this fall.  We want them to speak the same language and understand us. The school will teach them with a positive reinforcement methods that focus on and reward the correct actions versus scolding their bad actions. We have located a beautiful indoor, air conditioned facility with trainers who really want to help our dogs become a happy team.  HAH!  Sure hope they are still saying that after they have to work with these guys for a bit!



Some dog related quotations:
(for Mom and Dad)

"The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog ."
Ambrose Bierce

"The more I see of men, the more I like my dog."
Madame DeStael

"A dog is a smile and a wagging tail. What is in between doesn't much matter ."
Clara Ortega

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."