dog puzzle pieces
Health and Wellness
Deb Rischar

The 5 pieces of the canine fitness puzzle.

If you are new to the concept of fitness training for your dog I’m here to help you understand from the ground up how canine fitness can help your dog no matter their age, their daily activity, and whether they

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Health and Wellness
Deb Rischar

Living with a dog with a collapsing trachea

Tomorrow we have a vet appointment for our 14 year old Chinese Crested, AJ. A vet appointment that I’ve been dreading. No, it isn’t THE vet appointment quite yet but still every vet appointment for a senior dog can be

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NW2 Vehicle search for Chase
Sports and Activities
Deb Rischar

Dog sport lessons from the heart

Something incredible, magical, almost miraculous happened the first Sunday in June.  It was time, it truly was that time to try to complete our first NW2 level NACSW Nose Work Trial.  And I couldn’t have been more proud, and frankly

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Dog hanging out car window
Health and Wellness
Deb Rischar

Making your dog’s car ride safe.

With warmer temperatures finally here in the midwest,  more people are out and about. I don’t blame them. The parks and trails are now over flowing with people out for a stroll with their dogs. I love that. But that

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Health and Wellness
Nina Spiegle

Farmer’s Market Find – Black Garlic!

Every Spring I look forward to the opening day for my local organic farmer’s market.  This means that until late fall, I will be eating and preparing food as it becomes seasonally available.  I believe that this is the way

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how not to train a recall
Training
Deb Rischar

How NOT to train a recall.

Some people might think I’m crazy but training a dog to recall , or come when called, is one of my favorite things to train and trouble shoot. In my opinion it is one of the most pinnacle skills a

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