I love tech products. I love dogs. So I REALLY love it when those two worlds collide. Technology products for dogs! And I’m seeing more and more of these types of products lately. This fall, I have been playing with a couple items that are multi-faceted: a dog toy, a high tech gaming device, and a smart computer, all wrapped into one combined product for your dog. Meet The PupPod/Pet Tutor Bundle.
If you’ve followed my blog or have been in any of my training classes, you have probably heard me mention the importance of high value treats for dog training. Inside my house I’ll train Ranger with kibble. But outside, where there are tons of distractions, I will increase the value of his payout by using higher value treats.
Our pets can’t tell us when they’re not feeling their best but the signs are there when they have an upset tummy … lethargic, uninterested, sad puppy eyes, eating grass. If they could talk, they’d probably say they just feel “Blech! Time for the bland diet!!”
Ever been out for a walk with your dog and you realized you forgot something important…like water, poop bags, money for Starbucks, your keys? Yeah…I have too. That’s why now I have five terrific tools I always use when I walk my dogs. These make my walks more enjoyable, I’m better prepared, and everything is ready to go whenever Ranger and I are ready! So, in no particular order, here are my top five must have items for walking Ranger:
My husband and I are currently living in our motorhome while we have a house built in Colorado Springs. One of our favorite past-times here in Colorado is taking advantage of many dog-friendly open spaces where we can hike. I’ve begun a series of training exercises on these hikes to help Ranger learn some trail etiquette. Here is a behind the scenes look at a recent hike to give you some ideas on teaching trail etiquette to dogs.