Restricted activity after a spay, neuter or other surgery
When your dog “only does it when I have a treat”
Close encounters of the snake variety with our dog
Can dogs be trained not to chase wildlife?

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Zuzu, our greyhound at 5 months old

We've added a new puppy to our household!  A local greyhound rescue group that we work with received a pregnant foster and they asked us to adopt one of the puppies.  We have named her Zuzu (the name of one of the characters in the movie, Its A Wonderful Life). We post as much detail as possible about how we raise her, including not just training, but covering areas including the food we feed her, dental and nail trimming care, socialization, crate and house training and more.  Click here for a listing of these posts.
 
 

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Restricted activity after a spay, neuter or other surgery

If your vet has ever told you to keep your young active dog from running or jumping for a while after a surgery (spay, neuter, ACL surgery or others) you know how hard that is. You would think that the day after a surgery, your dog would want to rest. In many cases, however, your dog seems to think s/he is just fine and should be able to get back to normal activities.

 

No running or jumping? You can’t be serious!!

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When your dog “only does it when I have a treat”

I’ve heard it many many times. My dog will do everything I want. . . as long as he knows I have a treat in my pocket (or hand, or bait bag, etc.) I could write an entire book chapter on this subject, but in this post, I will give you just one tip.

 

Close encounters of the snake variety with our dog

Zuzu had her first close encounter of the snake variety today. We generally see bull snakes on our property quite a bit during the spring and summer. This year so far, we have not seen as many as usual. So today was the first time that Zuzu actually got up close and personal with one.


Zuzu likes to explore on our walks

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Can dogs be trained not to chase wildlife?

I often hear things stated as facts that really aren’t. I’m sure you do as well. In this case, the statements are about things like prey drive in dogs. Things like: “You can’t teach a dog not to chase wildlife.” Or, “You can’t teach a dog not to chase wildlife without the use of punishment/corrections” (usually referring to shock collars.) Or, once a dog has a taste for blood (has killed another animal) you can’t stop them, they will do it again.”


Jahzara enjoying the view on a hike in 2011

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Sue Brown, MNM, CDBC, CPDT-KA and Ed Soehnel, The wife/husband team of The Light of Dog, with Romeo, our Vizsla and Zuzu, our Greyhound (not yet pictured...but soon). 
Image Taken at Snow Mountain Ranch, near Granby, Colorado.  See the full image here.

Sue conducts all training for Love My Dog Training, our business in metro-Denver, Colorado, since 2004. Sue has been providing dog training and behavior counseling since 1996. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She is author of Juvenile Delinquent Dogs: The Complete Guide to Saving Your Sanity and Successfully Living with Your Adolescent Dog, Ask The Trainer: Answers to common questions about dog training and behavior issues, including jumping, leash manners, aggression, fearfulness, and morehas written for the APDT Chronicle of the Dog, and was a contributor to the book The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training published in 2010. She also writes a bimonthly Ask the Trainer column for the Colorado Greyhound Adoption newsletter and is the the Co-Founder of the Colorado Dog Trainers Network, which provides networking, training and dog -related education, business education, and referral sources for trainers in Colorado. Her designations include: approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator; Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants; Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; and, a Professional Member and the Greeter for the State of Colorado of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Ed’s background is leading companies from startup through exit.  He splits his time between working on The Light Of Dog and Love My Dog Training , and working with startups and early-stage B2C and B2B2C companies.  More about Ed can be found on his website

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