Can’t Touch This: Positive Pet Training Blog Hop

Sometimes, things don’t go the way you planned. Inspired by the Muzzle Awareness Week post at Two Blockheads, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about and show you this week: using non-muzzle, easily available household objects to begin this process of desensitizing and counter-conditioning your dog to wear a muzzle. Why Would Nala … More Can’t Touch This: Positive Pet Training Blog Hop

Choice isn’t a reinforcer. So why is the behavior increasing?

A while ago, a post on one of my favorite blogs motivated me to write more on something I’ve been wanting to write on for a long time–choice, and how offering Nala the opportunity to make choices has increased her confidence and comfort out in the world. In fact, offering Nala choices has caused a lot … More Choice isn’t a reinforcer. So why is the behavior increasing?

Nala gets mail!

She even opens it herself. (Those are really great toys, custom made for us by a lovely lady with an equally lovely Etsy shop, if you’re curious.) Thanks for watching! Do your dogs open their own mail?

The Toothache Tree

At the easternmost edge of our yard grows a tree covered in thorns. It yawns unassumingly against the fence during the damp, heavy heat of spring and summer and summer’s dog days, imitating the yard’s other, friendlier trees. Still, even when it is inconspicuous to us on the ground, the squirrels never leap onto its … More The Toothache Tree