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Ever wonder how a cross or hybrid of two specific dog breeds would look? The photos on this entertaining Dog Crossbreed Generator might have your answers.
The dog breed mixer is on the quirky website of U.K. insurance company Co-op, and it’s a fun place to click around. The dog mixer is not exhaustive; the choices seem limited to breed combinations for which the developers could put their paws on real-life pictures. So you can put a Corgi and a Papillon together (you’ll get a fluffy-haired “Corillon”), but not a Papillon and a Siberian Husky (… 404 dog not found).
A dog bed is more than just a comfortable place for your best friend to sleep. It’s a place of refuge, a place to recover after activity, and a training tool. Every dog needs a “den,” where they can get away from life’s . . .
In episode 8, Ronnie shows how he teaches the “sit” command by using cues, not words. By pulling up on the lead and pushing down on the dog’s rear end, he establishes what he wants to happen, and the dog gets the point very quickly. Note that he . . .
In the seventh episode of the series, Ronnie and Susanna discuss the importance of recall (“here” or “come”) and how they use cues and rewards to build that behavior. Their use of the line ensures that the proper response happens every time. Note that . . .
Here’s another episode in our new series of dog-training videos–featuring Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love of Ronnie Smith Kennels. The Smith family is legendary in the dog-training world. Ronnie’s uncle is the bird-dog legend Delmar Smith, recognized as the founder of the Smith Training Method and a Field Trial Hall of Fame inductee. Ronnie has been … Continue reading “Orvis Dog-Training Tips, Episode 6: How to Use Cues”
In this episode, Susanna discusses how to communicate with a dog through “cues,” signals that let the dog know that you want something. Note that the goal is to make small cues, rather than punitive ones. The release is just as important as the . . .
Video: Helping Dogs Live Their Best Lives . . With Us
AuthorPhil MonahanPosted onDecember 31, 2019CategoriesUncategorized
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How was your New Year’s Eve? DO you need to just spend some time on the couch today? Well, you’re in luck: This evening at 6 p.m., Animal Planet is running the AKC National Championship Dog Show. The three-hour televised broadcast will . . .
Here’s the fourth episode in our new series of dog-training videos–featuring Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love of Ronnie Smith Kennels. The Smith family is legendary in the dog-training world. Ronnie’s uncle is the bird-dog legend Delmar Smith, . . .
Imagine that the only thing you had to do today was lie in the sun and chew on your favorite stick. Todays #MomentofChill–from Trey Mullen of Brush Creek Ranch–stars a young puppy in that very situation. Doesn’t he look content? And, oh, those eyes!
In this episode, Ronnie and Susanna discuss the specific equipment that they like to use for training–and they explain the benefits of each. From the flat-leather collar with a D-ring to the Smith family’s signature Wonder Lead, the equipment they use is . . .