MUR Adoptables – Fia “Leave It”

Dez KlippensteinRescue, TrainingLeave a Comment

Hello again! Last week I talked about Manitoba Underdogs’ Adoptable, Fia. In addition to her separation anxiety, Fia was also having issues of counter surfing and garbage can diving. These are common behaviors found in any dog. The first step in fixing this behavior was for Fia’s foster mom to take away all of the temptations. Move the garbage outside, … Read More

Clicker Training!

Dez KlippensteinTraining4 Comments

Hey there! So, I’ve just started experimenting with the clicker. I am doing some behavior shaping with Kali and Nanu and thought I would try it out. So far they seem to be really responding to it! Clicker training is a method used to mark a desired behavior, an alternative to a verbal marker like “YES.” Many trainers use the … Read More

MUR Adoptables – Fia

Dez KlippensteinRescue, Training2 Comments

Hello Friends! Today I wanted to share my first training experience with Manitoba Underdogs Rescue where I got to work with a beautiful Lab mix named Fia. Miss Fia came into rescue in May 2013 through a spay/neuter initiative which Manitoba Underdogs organized with DREAM called Beat the Heat. Manitoba Underdogs visited three First Nations Communities in Manitoba to vaccinate … Read More

Wonder’s Story

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Hi there! I am reposting my good friend Deanne’s blog on one of her fosters moms who was hit by a car while pregnant. She is currently nursing her 6 pups while on strict bed rest while her broken pelvis heals.

Positive Reinforcement Training

Dez KlippensteinTraining1 Comment

As you know I am working on becoming a dog trainer. To do this I am sitting in on other trainer’s classes (The Noble Hound Training and Obedience) and working with rescue dogs for Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. Becoming a well rounded trainer means observing different techniques and also reading TONS of books and articles by a variety of trainers. Through … Read More

Kali and Nanu!

Dez KlippensteinMy Dogs, Rescue2 Comments

I think it is a good time to introduce you to my fur family! Our first was Kali, a 1.5 year old Husky Lab mix from Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue. I knew I wanted to get a dog as soon as we bought our house, however, my significant other was a bit hesitant (he never had any dogs before). My … Read More

Hello!

Dez KlippensteinGeneral, My Dogs2 Comments

I will start by introducing myself, my name is Dez McKay, and I am an animal enthusiast. My whole life I’ve lived with and loved dogs. We always adopted our pets from local animal shelters. Our first was a Border Collie/Husky Mix, Max. He was an amazing boy who loved to play and be outside! We also adopted Ted, the … Read More