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Please enjoy the following articles I’ve put together. They have been helpful for many and I hope they’ll be helpful to you, too.

Reliable Recall, Part 1: The How and Why of Training Recall in Dogs
Reliable Recall, Part 2: Emergency Recall and Preventing Escapes
Calming a High Prey Drive in Dogs
Overheating in Dogs: What to Do
How to Properly Use a Dog Collar: Do This, Not That
Infographic: How to Turn a 6ft Leash into a No Pain, No Pull Harness
Dealing with Picky Eaters: 9 Ways to Identify and Solve the Problem
The Secret to Motivating an Unmotivated Dog

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Rachel

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Overheating in Dogs: What to Do

cool your dog down on a hot day

Public Service Announcement: It’s HOT outside. Here’s a really helpful “hack” for summer activities with dogs! Overheating is a potential problem for any dog, but it is a BIG DEAL for greyhounds, so I’ve (unfortunately) dealt with it a lot here in the Southeast. They get hot easily, and things can get very bad, very […]

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Calming a High Prey Drive in Dogs

There’s a line of thinking – incorrect, I might add – that a dog’s prey drive is set in stone. Some say that once a dog has killed another animal that there is no going back. This is also false. Today I intend to prove that to you. When I adopted my first greyhound, Dazzle, the […]

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Reliable Recall, Part 2: Emergency Recall and Preventing Escapes

The whole point of teaching recall is so that we can have that perfect instant-stop-and-turn-on-a-dime recall in an emergency situation. Right? Yes. Sort of. Some dogs will be awesome at this, and with training, can absolutely achieve it. For the rest of us, our dogs aren’t always as willing to please. Sometimes they decide that […]

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Reliable Recall, Part 1: The How and Why of Training Recall in Dogs

Of all the dog-related topics one can discuss, this is the one I am far and away most passionate about. I’ve been heavily involved with greyhound adoption for ten years. Because of a greyhound’s exceptional ability and strong instinct to chase, the off-leash topic is a volatile one in the greyhound community. Those of us […]

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Infographic: How to Turn a 6ft Leash into a No Pain, No Pull Harness

I’ve found that a plain ol’ leash makes a better training tool than any of the harnesses or haltis on the market. No need to spend money if you already have what you need! Here are three ways to turn your leash into a no pain, no pull harness: Drape the excess leash below the […]

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How to Properly Use a Dog Collar: Do This, Not That

Here’s a really simple trick that all dog people should know. This trick is particularly helpful if you have a sighthound-type dog with a small head relative to body size, but can benefit all dog owners. So here’s the trick to use if your dog tries to bolt or back out of the collar: Pull […]

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Dealing with Picky Eaters: 9 Ways to Identify and Solve the Problem

There’s a statement I hear all the time that makes me cringe a little each time I hear it. “Oh, my dog won’t eat that. She is such a picky eater.” Aaah! Nails on a chalkboard. Dogs should be tail-wagging, enthusiastic, meal-finishing eaters, but we have made them into the opposite. Poor appetite is often […]

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The Secret to Motivating an Unmotivated Dog

It’s easy to train a dog who is food motivated and willing to please. Many dogs fall into this category, but the ones that don’t can be a challenge to train. Does this sound like your dog? I believe every dog has something that motivates them. And as caretakers, we have a responsibility to find it. […]

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Hello and Welcome, Fellow Dog Lover!

Ice Cream with the Boys

Hey there! I’m Rachel, and I’m thrilled you’re here! I’m really excited about this blog launch, and I’m so glad you’re here to be a part of it. I want to share a common sense, no-frills approach to living an exciting life with your dogs. Life is great, but life is way better with dogs. Add some adventure to […]

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