Why I HATE Retractable Leashes

Dez KlippensteinTraining2 Comments

I know, I know, hate is a pretty strong word that I don’t throw around very often but in this case I stand behind it 100%. I HATE retractable leashes! Why you ask? Let me give you just a few of the MANY reasons. You have little to no control over your dog. Giving your dog this type of freedom … Read More

Getting Involved in Animal Rescue

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Interested in getting involved in the animal rescue world but not quite sure how? As most of you already know, I am very involved in the Manitoba dog rescue world. When I started out, I knew that I wanted to do something to help but lived in an animal free apartment so I couldn’t foster or adopt. I began by … Read More

Puppy Nipping

Dez KlippensteinRescue, Training1 Comment

Everyone loves a puppy right? Well, what do you do when that puppy goes through the nipping stage? I have been getting that question a lot lately so I thought I would write about it this week. Nipping is a normal stage for your puppy to go through. Puppies explore with their mouths, so it is up to you to … Read More

MUR Adoptables – Fia “Leave It”

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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

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

Positive Reinforcement Training

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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