Treadmill Exercises Video 1

Lots of fun and learning going on for my dogs with my new treadmill. Here is a video of their first week on. I am a bit late posting it in this blog and have been working on more skills since then. New video just about ready! Can’t believe how much this treadmill pushes my…

Puppy Push Ups and More Brain Games For 2015

Excited for 2015! Cross training and canine conditioning and fitness sure is a hot topic right now. Very pleased Cassandra’s Canines is an authorized dealer for both FitPAWS and DogTread companies. I remember years ago working with my dogs on exercise balls when Debbie Gross Saunders first came out with her videos ‘Get On The…

Hold Onto August!

Wow fast, fast summer this year! ¬†Fall schedule is already set and plans underway for the first sanctioned Treibball Tournament September 14. This is a great ‘first’ for the area and great experience and opportunity for those that have been hard at work building some great pushin’, shoven’ and rollin’ and runnin’ skills with their…

Sittin’ and Singin’ in the Rain…

Thinking I need a dingy to get out to my training building. So much rain and water this spring! Some dogs love it and some dogs, as you many of you know, hate a single rain drop. Different surfaces (wet, muddy, snowy, pebbles) can be used as ¬†challenge in some of our training exercises. I…

Don’t put your money on things staying the same…

Sure, we have to look at a dog’s genetics and how that influences behavior…but nothing changes the fact that living breathing creatures grow, mature, adapt, change, react and make decisions based on their environment and relationships…NOTHING ¬†can ever stay the same in our world. Including our dogs. In training,working living and playing with them we…

Wait! I’m Not Ready. Or am I?

When shaping and teaching our dogs new skills, a good rule of thumb (well actually it is scientific animal learning theory) ¬†is to reach just an 80% success rate from your dog ¬†before moving ahead in the skill breakdown. That is to say, do not wait for perfection before moving forward and asking more of…

Lines Tell A Story

I came across this You Tube video last week and it has stayed in my mind all week. I was fascinated watching it because all I could think about was how I picture this kind of light show whenever I watch something. I mean, I don’t have to have the real lights. Call me crazy…

Launching Online Classes!

Very excited to announce I will start offering online training in Freestyle and Treibball in April/May! How fun is that to be able to instruct and work weekly with people from all over the world! This ought to be a fun experience for everyone….and hey, you don’t even have to get out of your jammies…

The Best Kind of Ribbons.

Happy New Year to all! Sometimes strong and heavy resolutions are made when we ring in a new year, other times we may choose to softly reflect and just be grateful for what we have. Nothing wrong with resolutions and goals and self-examination but perhaps the striving to achieve and goal setting sometimes takes us…