Archive for October, 2011

There’s Joy in Dog Training: Part II

October 28, 2011

Jenny Schneider, a professional dog trainer who owns Camp Canine USA, begins teaching Shadow, an eight month old miniature Australian Shepherd, how to sit, lie down, come, and wait at the door. The owner, Andrea, learns how to train her dog from Jenny, and practices the commands, using clicker training techniques. Jenny emphasizes positive training methods, and the fun of training for the dog.

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There’s Joy in Dog Training: Part I

October 10, 2011

Joy chats with Jenny Schneider, a professional dog trainer, about the basics of dog training – why, how, and what are involved in training your “best friend”. Jenny is an advocate of positive training, using clickers for facilitating communication of the behavior desired from the dog. A key feature of her methods is making training a fun game, which the dog will enjoy, and, at the same time, develop a better relationship with the owner and other people the dog meets as a result of the training.

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There’s Joy in Reading Hissy Fit

October 9, 2011

Joy’s latest book for discussion is Hissy Fit, by Mary Kay Andrews. The author is a southern native, and the book takes place in the south, with language and settings that will be familiar to those with similar backgrounds. The heroine, an interior designer, begins the book with a “hissy fit”, as she confronts her fiance caught in the middle of an affair on the day of her wedding. The book ends with another couple marrying, and clearly a path laid for her own wedding.

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