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Angela Gilbert
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Lots of Fun & Training & Some Ridiculous Misplaced Guilt
Chianti has been keeping busy this summer. We've done some controlled leash walks in groups, some group obedience practices, daily training and tons of short hikes and swims.  She did get a bit of time off when I went away to visit family and left her in Sc...
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Progress Report
At one point we found a quiet corner outside away from all of the trial stress to relax. Chianti finished her CKC CDX this year, but hasn't completed her AIOC one yet. There are fewer Trials in AIOC. I wasn't sure I was going to go to today's Trials in Coom...
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Happy Canada Day 150
In my last rant, er post, I talked about some of the problems with dog laws and in Canada, and how those are symptoms of more serious problems. Canada does have lots of issues, and there is a lot that, as a society, we need to work on. However, I don't want...
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Training is Good, But In Other News, The Shit is Still Hitting the Fan
Some relaxing time after some jug time #AmStaff #sunnyday #dogsofinstagram A post shared by Angela Gilbert (@angelawiththeamstaff) on Jun 27, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT So much to say where do I even begin?  Well first of all I'm happy to report that Chianti's trai...
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Training Plans & Good Progress, & Coping with Messy Sessions
Enjoying some lake time I haven't been posting, because I've been busy training! After Chianti finished her CDX, I decided to take some time, make a plan, and try to get her staying on task better before we start Trialing in Utility. I sat down and actually...
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We Interrupt Our Regular Program For....
More Nonsense.  Here's the thing:  When it comes to dog issues for some reason people go a bit crazy. We can all seem to agree that people can choose for themselves when it comes to other issues, whether its a belief system or something more minor, for the ...
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Busy Spring & Some Accomplishments
Chianti and I have had a busy spring. We've been teaching classes - she is my trusty demo dog - and doing some trialing too. Along with our usual hikes and walks and fun of course. Also, she has a new to her car. Well, I do, but she likes it. After 20 years...
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Loose Leash vs. Controlled Heel
This one is for my Pet Manners students. We teach leash management techniques and  controlled heeling. Dogs should learn both.  Loose leash walking is a life skill that shouldn't require a command - it's just expected 100% of the time - though it will somet...
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Why Are There Dogs In Cages?
Once in awhile we have a client, or more often the children of a client, ask "Why are there dogs in cages?"  In the case of our shop, there are lots of very good reasons why you might see dogs in cages, or we call them, crates. Crates are basically your dog...
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Chianti's Year In Review
As far as dog sports goes, Chianti and I only did Obedience and Aqua Dogs this year, so we have pared down on the number of sports we're playing at. We did one day of Aqua Dogs just fun at the Fall Fair, and Chianti had such a good time. There weren't any T...
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