Dog Training

What It Takes To Be a Foster Home

  Coco, a rescue-foster dog, from needed a safe place to whelp and care for her pups until they reached adoption age and were primed for a successful connection with a forever home. This the story of how she came to be with the Carter’s and the journey they went through toward their forever […]

Working With Ocho the Foster Dog

  The Carter family is hosting Ocho, a foster dog from eastern Herding Dog Rescue. Ocho is between 1 and 3 years old. (We think it’s on the younger side). He has a friendly disposition, but an evaluation demonstrated he has some behaviors that need work. He chases cars against the fence in enclosed areas, […]

Puppy Socialization: Human Socialization Period

The Carter family hosted “Rose”, an 8 week old Labrador Retriever, for one week  to give her a good head start in socialization. Social animals like dogs have critical periods, which are developmental stages where the nervous system is hypersensitive to certain environmental stimuli. The critical period Rose is in is called the Human Socialization […]

How Silly Are You In Public for Your Dog?

Some dogs need a little more support during training sessions than others. That means that sometimes, you need to be their cheerleader. Even if it’s while you are in public. If you have a very timid or stoic dog (one that may be a little afraid or showing no reaction whatsoever) then you may need […]

Ocho The Rescue Dog Evaluation

Ocho our foster dog has only been with us for just over a week, and it had been raining for more than half of that time. Needless to say, all of the dogs had extra energy to burn. Not to mention, the humans were getting a little cabin fever as well. So we took the […]

Are Wolves or Dogs Better at Problem Solving?

Domestic dogs appear to have lost some of their problem solving skills since they have become so attached to humans. There was a paper published by Monique Udell, a researcher with Oregon State University, where she describes a study that she conducted on why she believes domesticated dogs may have lost some of their natural problem […]

Getting Ocho The Foster Dog

Ocho, a 4 year old Border Collie was in need of a foster home. He was found abandoned on the streets of Tennessee and found his way first to Eastern Herding Dog Rescue, and then to us. We are going to work with Ocho on some things to help make his forever home situation more […]

Dog Stories – Fabio Andreozzi

Fabio Andreozzi is a life long dog person. He and his family have had many dogs and bred several litters over the years (primarily German Shepherds). Fabio shares his knowledge, expertise and a few great stories about his relationships with pets over the years with Christina Carter.

Agility Basics

Christina Carter and Connie Perdue took True, Axl (Belgian Tervurens) and Image (A Border Collie) out to the agility field for some training. True is an old pro at agility, but Image and Axl are both new to the idea. This video covers what Agility is and some of the basics of effective training such […]

Animal-Assisted Therapy: Dogs as Healers and Helpers

  Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is increasingly being accepted in healthcare clinical settings as well as private therapy practices. Among those benefiting are seniors, students, patients in recovery, people with intellectual and physical disabilities and those approaching end of life. Therapy dogs and assistance dogs are being recognized as a valuable part of human society. Helping […]