On Saturday, August 10, we said goodbye to our sweet Lily. Words cannot express how difficult this was, and how much I miss her. Lily was my adventure buddy for almost 14 years. She and I climbed mountains together, hiked, biked, kayaked, rowed, and had many many grand adventures. Lily was my fierce little warrior. Never afraid to clamber up a steep rock face, run down a scree field chasing rocks, or hunt and vanquish a shrew. She was my constant. Through thick and thin, through rain or sleet or hail. For over a decade it was Lily and me. I miss her with every atom of my being. Rest now, my dear one. I’ll meet you again at the rainbow bridge. #sweetlily#adventuredog#bestfriends#rainbowbridge#greyhavens#shibainu#shiba#shibantics#alwaysinmyheart
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Thanks to everyone who followed my adventure these past six weeks. Especially you guys who took time to reply to my absolutely ridiculous stories on Instagram. Life on the road is lonely, and sharing it with you all really helped. Next I'm headed back to Tahoe to see some of my favorite bitches on this planet. But first, a pit stop in Olympia to party with the original bitches! Get ready kids, it's tequila time.
𝐍𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮
Day 5/100 of our #100daysofdogtraining
Tonight we worked on:
• Retrieving items surrounded by kibble (impulse control work)
• Retrieving items off shelves
• Ignoring cooing/calling/food given by strangers
I’m going to take a bit of a break from the 100 days challenge. I’ve been really busy trying to get myself moved in to my new place and I’m finding I’m becoming stressed by forgetting to video certain things (which is not what dog training should be about). I am likely going to re-join the challenge once we are completely moved in and settled. I will also be reformatting the style of my videos.
Although I personally really love music overlaid collaborations (and will definitely still post them from time to time) it does not provide space to show/explain how and why I do certain things. When we re-start our daily videos I am going to provide a much less edited approach with explanations on my behaviours, timing, marker words, etc. in an attempt to be more transparent with our process. For now though we need a little break from the daily vlogging while we settle in and prepare for our board and train next week. Thanks for understanding!
ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴏᴜʀ ʙᴜsɪɴᴇss ᴀᴄᴄᴏᴜɴᴛ: @steadfastk9training
Tried something a little different... what do you guys think? would love feedback positive/negative critiquing! if anyone wants to send us your pics so we can try our presets out.. would love to experiment :) and even though it’s different I love his face it’s so happy! how can you not love him ❤️
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Today I escaped while the hoomans were at work. I went on a great adventure, rolled in some poop, but then I went home and waited in the driveway for the hoomans to come home cuz in reality.... that’s the best part of my day
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So far Benny has gone to a dog beach in California and climbed to Devil’s Bridge in Arizona. This week he tried some new water activities in Maine aaaaaand..... it was adorable.
He said he doesn’t understand why you’d try to catch fish with a pole when you could just look for them “sun bathing” on the shore and then roll around all over them there (I luckily know his game and caught him before he was able to actually roll around on one 😑🤦🏼♀️)
I love this little weirdo so much!
Sometimes my dog frustrates the life out of me. Some days I feel like she isn’t good enough, that she should be better, that she just is being a brat. But honestly? It’s my fault. It’s my job as her owner and handler to teach her, set her up for everything she needs to succeed. I expect a very high standard for my dog to meet- but occasionally she reminds me of things we just haven’t spent enough time on working. •
Like the other day, she just wanted to be the leader of the pack walk and didn’t like being towards the back. It was aggravating. But looking back I realized we haven’t ever trained for that situation before or anything similar. We try to make time to train for everything but there are some things that slip through the cracks. And while she still did okay, it wasn’t as perfect as I wished it. But at the end of the day, it’s not her fault. It’s my responsibility as a handler and I failed in that moment to give her what she needed to succeed. •
I’m not saying poor behavior is excusable, but just as a reminder that as handlers; it’s our job to make sure we set our dogs up for success. If we don’t train the dog for that situation or one similar, you can’t rip them a new one when they are slightly less than perfect. •
For #internationalassistancedogweek I want to talk about working Small Breeds. •
The most common misconception we run into is “That can’t be a service dog... it’s too tiny. Or it’s not a Golden or lab” due to seeing all the poorly behaved tiny pet dogs out in public places.
While certain disabilities require a larger dog, some of us can get by with something smaller. Not everyone needs a heavy mobility dog and little dogs can be just as tough. Having a smaller dog is also cheaper in the long run!
One thing I’m grateful for about having a small SD is how easy it is to travel for work with her. Never do I have to worry if she will fit on the tour bus, plane, car, or whatever other mode. She is little and can tuck way out of sight to completely almost disappear.
The downside is though it’s very easy for her to be stepped on or us disrespected because the general public just thinks she is a “comfort dog”. Small dogs are great little medical alert dogs and also require less exercise which can be very helpful for the disabled handlers. Just because they are small, doesn’t mean they can’t perform life saving jobs.
After all; Tiny Dog, Big Job. Little dogs have a place in the service dog world and should be held to the same standards as large ones. Next time you hear someone say “Oh it’s too small to be a legitimate service dog” why don’t you ask them to show you the law that states which breeds/sizes can? 😜
At the end of the day, some tiny dogs do need jobs. Little dogs have been used for centuries in all kinds of positions to aid us humans. If they can hunt, protect, pull carts, and search... why can’t they also help disabled people? It’s time to end the “purse dog” fad and show how capable these little ass kickers can be
22 17311 August, 2019
Had such a fun day with some my NC friends. Can’t WAIT to see more of them all this weekend. [FT. Raleigh and Ranger about to drop the next top bop.] Also it was great letting my sisters get a chance to learn more about #internationalassistancedogweek and what it’s like handling a service dog. Such a great training op for both the dogs and them 🙏
2 857 August, 2019
Service dogs are our companions that we are so lucky to have. They work endlessly to protect and help us that we need to ensure they are getting all the proper care, attention, and equipment needed to do their job. While I hate putting booties on (and she hates wearing them) they are necessary to ensure she is protected from the hot pavement (114degrees F outside!) Yes we get a lot of extra attention but I’d rather that then her paws burned. It’s a give and take relationship and you have to work together as a TEAM to make it through. While I want to run up and down the strip, I know it’s too hot for her to work outside for long periods. So we wait until the evening, or take frequent breaks to cool off. I carry her cooling gear and extra water too. If you aren’t watching out for your partner just as they watch out for you, maybe it’s time to really evaluate your working relationship together and if a service dog is right for you. Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
1 8530 July, 2019
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I want to thank everyone for spreading the love yesterday. Unfortunately, in the midst of the positivity, there were some rotten apples in our post. A friend of ours was attacked over her training methods. First and foremost, it’s never okay to personally attack another person for doing something differently than you. I’m not going to go into specifics, and long spiels about different training methods, etc, but the most important thing to take away from the dog training world is that not all dogs can be trained the same way. That’s why we have a variety of tools and methods, to find the best “shoe” or in this case, collar, that fits. I’m really disappointed that so many people actively choose to be close minded and defensive about this. While I may not agree with every training method, nor find it efficient for my own dogs, I would never go to someone else’s page and attack them over it. Dogs learn through communication and there are many ways of communicating, not just YOUR way. Instead of criticizing someone, why not focus on the fact that they are working on a better life for their pet? I can promise you my own relationship with my dogs is 1000% better because of our training, and the freedom that is has allowed us. I am always happy to discuss our training, tools and am fully transparent about what we use. I have answered many DM’s about this, and am always pointing people in the direction that worked for us. I never edit our collars or leashes out for this very reason. I never want to give a false idea that huskies can just magically be off leash. It took a lot of time, money and training to get us here, and it was worth every single second of it 💜
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