Five Best Labrador Videos Ever!
Aug06

Five Best Labrador Videos Ever!

We watched an awful lot of Labrador videos.  No, no, not a lot of awful Labrador videos.  We found funny Labradors, cute, heroic.  Here is our countdown of the five best Labrador videos.  Tell us what you think. #5 in Best Labrador Videos: Ready for Takeoff #4 in Best Labrador Videos: Labradors Can’t Swim What makes me laugh with this one is what finally works in the end! #3 in Best Labrador Videos: Diving Dog #2 in Best Labrador Videos: Changing Lives #1 in Best Labrador Videos: Friends Forever   Do you agree these are the five BEST Labrador videos online?  Weigh in now or give us feedback in the comments section...

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Puppies Behind Bars: Part 2
Aug04

Puppies Behind Bars: Part 2

If you’d like more information about this unique program, go to Puppies Behind Bars <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/lqF6jrULYy8?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″...

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Puppies Behind Bars:  Not What It Seems
Aug04

Puppies Behind Bars: Not What It Seems

I know when I first heard the phrase, Puppies Behind Bars I thought of animal shelters, but I couldn’t have been more...

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Dog Agility Tunnel Review
Aug03

Dog Agility Tunnel Review

So, as you may have guessed, I’ve played around a bit with starting our Labradors on agility training.  Okay, it’s pretty much been Josie and it’s pretty much just been the poles.  But I have long wanted to try something else, perhaps something easier, simpler than poles.  The tunnel seemed like a natural choice in terms of the concept being simple and I thought our Cocker Spaniel, who is not too sharp, might even grasp the concept. The problem was that for a long time, every time I searched, my tunnel purchasing options were all over $100 which was more than I wanted to spend just to try out the concept.  But at long last, I discovered, purchased and just unpacked an an affordable tunnel. I was worried that for $36 it would be a piece of junk, but it seems well made. I popped it out and stretched it out inside (it was raining out) and then managed to actually get it back in the carrying/storage case. We’ve had a bunch of rain and I’m afraid the grass will never be dry or the tunnel will get mildewed, but just now…. right as I typed this I came up with a GREAT idea. THE DECK!! I can try out the tunnel on our back deck and it won’t get dirty or mildewed. Stay tuned and I’ll let you know how they do. Oh, and I found this cool video that looks helpful in terms of how to teach the dogs to use...

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Teaching Your Labrador Poles for Dog Agility Training
Jul31

Teaching Your Labrador Poles for Dog Agility Training

Hmm….  I didn’t realize there were so many different approaches to training with weave poles.  After checking out these two videos, I’m not sure if I’m encouraged or discouraged.  We haven’t really used either of these methods, mostly we haven’t been consistently practicing.  Perhaps I will start again since we don’t have any long vacations which cause impossible breaks in training. Any agility trainers out there? If so, how long did it take your dog to learn how to do poles? The one video says a couple months to get it at all. We definitely didn’t practice that...

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