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Dogs, horses, and rats. Birds, goldfish, cats. Dolphins, raccoons, and elephants. What animals can’t we train? In this section you’ll find lots of great training stories and tips. You will also get to meet many of the wonderful animals that I get to train. I hope that you’ll enjoy reading about my adventures (and misadventures) and that these articles and tales can provide you with insight that will help you with your own animals.

Drill Bit the Labrador retriever, posing in the bluebonnets

Drill Bit in the news

As some of you know, I do some volunteer training for a service dog organization called Patriot Paws. They are here in north Texas, based out of Rockwall, Texas. Patriot Paws trains service dogs for veterans with disabilities – both physical disabilities and post-traumatic stress. Last summer, I worked with a dog named Logan, who […]

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Logan the yellow lab service dog

Logan’s graduation

You may remember Logan, the friendly white Labrador retriever who lived with me for two months this summer. Logan belonged to an organization called Patriot Paws and was in training to be a service dog. Patriot Paws is a non-profit organization that trains service dogs for veterans with physical disabilities and/or PTSD. It takes about […]

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Service dog and halloween masks

Logan goes to Party City

Logan is a service dog in training. Visit his page for more information and to read all of my blog posts about him. Logan is getting good at going places. His focus and leash walking skills have improved tremendously, and he does well with many types of low-level and medium-level distractions. When I first started […]

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Logan the service dog in training practices a down stay while we look at birthday cards

Logan goes to lunch

Logan is a service dog in training. Visit his page for more information and to read all of my blog posts about him. In July, Logan and I spent lots of time reviewing behaviors that need to be really solid in order for him to be able to work in public. This included leash walking, […]

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