Bicycling: My Secret to Great Dog Training Sessions!

Create Exuberance in Training!!!

Mouse saw me getting my bike stuff together and had been acting pitiful, so I gave her a little one-on-one play time.  I was totally rushing and chancing running late so I really didn’t “have time,” but that’s the thing about time-if you aren’t using it for what you enjoy most it’s squandered.  For me, that means there’s always a minute to squeeze dog playing into.

You’ll see the video is about a minute and that’s all you need to get some good training done-maybe you won’t make a ton of progress, but I’ve found that that one minute often yields more than a 20 minute session.  That’s because you always go backwards in any session more than 10 minutes (five really, but I’m in total denial that the real number is three).

I took this video of our before-ride playtime since the camera was already set up and everything.

Introducing Moosie Dog!

Moose just met a new friend from right out of a box of toys we never opened until today.  Moose clearly shows avoidance behavior at the beginning but warms up quickly to the point that she starts patting her buddy on the head, just a little too hard.  Then Moose finds out that her pal knows words like, “Sit,” “Down,” and “Spin!”  I have a feeling this is going to be a great friendship!