Tag: jumping

October 2, 2018 / Obedience Training

Dogs with behavioral issues are not fun. However, I learned from the mistakes of my past and began laying down a firm groundwork of rules within my first week of puppy ownership for what was permissible. In my household, these are rules for my dog:…

October 10, 2018 / Puppy Proofing

But before I got a library card, I read what we had on the shelves. We happened to have two volumes of Native American folktales, so I read those early on and many of the tales featured coyote, the trickster. I often think of Ayla in the same vein. She is clever, sneaky, and motivated by her own interests, so in essence, a trickster. Recall how I had been teaching Ayla not to jump on the furniture?