Author: Joan Hunter Mayer

Mom had a change in schedule today – but it was good for me… Means I lucked out by getting to go on a rockin’ road trip with mom and dad… The wind wasn’t so bad for me today,…
Yep, “there’s no place like home” as Dorothy said… Last night was complete chaos! This wind is coo-coo crazy! I don’t like the wind…it’s scary to me… I hear all these weird noises and I don’t know where they’re…
I’ve been having lots of fun with my friends Elaine and Genae. They live next door. They’re my mom and dad’s friends too…but I’m getting to spend lots of time with them – especially since mom and dad are…
You hear the words “Clicker training”, “Clickers”, “Positive Reinforcement” etc… but what’s it all mean? Let me try to help clarify some points: Using a “Clicker” doesn’t mean a person doesn’t use “punishment” (hopefully not at the same time)…  Positive…
Oh brother was class a bit “ruff” today – no pun intended folks, sorry… Anyway, it was week four of my Manner’s Class which means my mom the dog trainer finally talks about “punishment”! I know! It’s scary… not because mom would…
Dad and I just got back from running errands together – mom feels kinda bad that she sends us out, but I think dad enjoys our time together… Why? Well first we get to go play on the field,…
Attention all puppy owners! And to those who know people with puppies and friends and family of puppies: Dr. Shelly Wilson (one rockin’ vet and owner of The Animal Doctor here in Ventura) has written to me that she…
I’m still having so much fun being in mom’s class. And dad is great! He’s the one taking me ya know… Plus, he’s got the advantage because he lives with the teacher! You’d think mom would be biased and…
OMG! Thank goodness I’ve chosen dog training and canine-human relationship coaching as a profession! After all, this is my true passion – something I love doing every day! Something I find so rewarding – in so many ways… Why…