Archive for July, 2014


Schutzhund means Protection Dog

Country: Germany

Breed:  German Shepherd Dog

Purpose: To determine if a dog displays appropriate traits and characteristics of a proper working German Shepherd Dog


The man who wasn’t there…

Here’s the original version by William Mearns written in 1899 from the poem Antigonish…I like the doggie version better!!!

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away…

The dog who wasn’t there…

This is my version of what poem and by whom?

When he sat upon the chair
The dog was huge but wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish I wish he’d come to stay

New series on Dog training, behavior and spirituality

This is episode number one on a New Series on Dog Training Behavior and Spirituality.  Check it out:

New Series on Dog Behavior #2

Check out this second episode on a New Series on Dog Behavior.  It is titled Why I am Qualified to make this presentation.


How to clean eye gunk…

I recently posted a question regarding the best way to clean a dog’s eyes of pollen gunk on the Face Book site of the Labrador Breeders/Owners Group. Some excellent responses…worthy of your review.

New series on Dog Behavior: History of the Dog part 1-a

Dog’s weakest and most used drive…

What is considered one of the weakest but most used drives that a dog possesses?

Good responses to this question. But the answer is…THE NEED TO INVESTIGATE. All dogs have it and I’m sure you’ve seen it…they approach strange dogs, all sorts of urine, unusual objects, new objects, bitches in heat, the list goes on and on and on. The basis of this drive is in survival behavior. Watch your dog and to see when he or she demonstrates this drive.

What they fear…

I have noted over the years the various places that my dogs fear. Obviously, the veterinary hospital is number one. But others include the place where I park my tractor, the back seat of my car, the boarding kennel, one dog house but not another, a certain corner of the garage. How about your dog?john_w_lab1

special powers

photo(79)If, on this day, and this day only…24 hours…not a second more, you were granted special power. How would you use that power? There would be one and only one limitation: you would have to use that power within the WORLD OF DOGS? What would you want to know about them? What would you have them do? What question about them would you want answered? Remember, after 24 hours your special power disappears…as will your opportunity to respond to this fantasy!