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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Goals

In the beginning of November, I told you about my new goal with Treasure to earn her Novice Trick Dog title.  I expected that this would be a nice goal to keep us warm and cozy inside over the winter.  What I didn't count on was how quickly Treasure would learn all the new tricks!  On December 30, we finished video taping the last of her trick requirements for her Novice Trick Dog title!  Fifteen tricks were required and we taped 16.  She learned a few more, too, but we will save those in case we decide to go further for her Intermediate Trick Dog title. 
I'm so very proud of my little girl!  I never expected her to learn so much so quickly.  She loves to learn!  And, she loves to eat!  So the treats she can earn by learning new tricks certainly do help the process.  Positive reinforcement training is certainly the way to go!  It produces happy dogs that love to learn and learn quickly, as is evidenced by my Treasure.
And so, as we begin 2013, I have a list of new goals.  I hope you will continue to follow our blog to see what they are!  Also watch for her Novice Trick Dog (NTD) video to be released once she gets her official title certificate! 
Have a safe and blessed New Year! 



  1. Hi there! I am actually adopting a double merle dog tomorrow. I am very excited and from here on out want to help and get involved with blind/deaf dogs like mine. Do you have any resources on how to get involved?

  2. Hi Megan,
    Congratulations on your new addition! Please go to my profile page and visit my website. You can contact me directly from there by email and tell me where you are located and how you're looking to get involved. Hopefully I can direct you from there!