Rescue Dog “Vocabulary”

I’ve been working with rescue dogs long enough to really wish that they’d come with a vocabulary chart. This hand wave means “down,” this head nod means “ok.” Whether the dog has had formal training or not, they have visual and verbal cues that they’ve come to associate with actions. This can sometimes get in the way of any training you’re planning on doing. Want to teach your dog to target your hand? What happens if the palm out signal means “stay”? Read more Rescue Dog “Vocabulary”

Shira does Therapy Dog

Therapy dogs have no idea how much joy and comfort they bring, they just smile, say “hello” and let people pet them. But for the people that are isolated for long periods of time, a visit from a furry friend can be irreplaceable.

Did you know that AKC has a Therapy Dog title? Read more Shira does Therapy Dog