Author: Niele Herkes

“Teach Your Dog to Obey Without Treats”

If your dog only listens when there’s food is involved, you’ve missed this crucial step in the training process. by Stephanie Gilbeault, MSc, CPDT on July 12, 2018 in www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/ I came across this wonderful article in my email feed from American Kennel Club and I thought that maybe many other dog owners have a…
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Please Change the Channel…

This preying mantis kung fu stuff is a bit scary! Niele Talk to me at: info@nielethecuriouspug.comLike me at: https://www.facebook.com/nielethecuriouspug/Tweet me at: https://www.twitter.com/nielethecuriouspug/Pin me at: https://www.pinterest.com/bobherkes/nielethecuriouspugcom/ Recommended puggy viewing devices for animated interaction:

Now That’s a Really Big Tree!

And believe it or not, he didn’t mark it! Talk to me at: info@nielethecuriouspug.comLike me at: https://www.facebook.com/nielethecuriouspug/Tweet me at: https://www.twitter.com/nielethecuriouspug/Pin me at: https://www.pinterest.com/bobherkes/nielethecuriouspugcom/ Recommended training info for great behavior on or off leash:

Am I Going Swimming Again?

Nope! I think it’s too cold for spoiled puggeeze! Sorry not today! Talk to me at: info@nielethecuriouspug.comLike me at: https://www.facebook.com/nielethecuriouspug/Tweet me at: https://www.twitter.com/nielethecuriouspug/Pin me at: https://www.pinterest.com/bobherkes/nielethecuriouspugcom/ For days when you need to convince them… And a nifty little pouch too!

Training for Distractions from the Beyond the Backyard (an excerpt)

Aloha Everyone! Today I just wanted to share something from an online journal I love. But this particular training tip from an excerpt from Beyond the Back Yard: Train Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere! by Denise Fenzi. I have not read the whole book yet, but I wanted to recommend it and re-post it because I’ve…
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Our Secret Weapon – You’ll Never Guess

So this is a kind of funny story – I’ll try to make it short. When Niele was a puppy (about 8 months) he showed us that he preferred his brother Koa’s big metal food bowl. But Koa had chewed off the rubber on the bottom edge of the bowl (that’s really fun for 3…
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Niele Has Another Drax Encounter

Niele and Drax argued, played, and talked for about six months, but eventually worked it out and became friends. And even though Drax moved away, Niele still looks for him on every walk. To good friends…even noisy, boisterous ones… Niele Talk to me at: info@nielethecuriouspug.comLike me at: https://www.facebook.com/nielethecuriouspug/Tweet me at: https://www.twitter.com/nielethecuriouspug/Pin me at: https://www.pinterest.com/bobherkes/nielethecuriouspugcom/

Radical Itch

I hate it when I have a radical itch I can’t reach. Thank goodness for Mom! One Itchy Puggy Talk to me at: info@nielethecuriouspug.com Like me at: https://www.facebook.com/nielethecuriouspug/ Tweet me at: https://www.twitter.com/nielethecuriouspug/ Pin me at: https://www.pinterest.com/bobherkes/nielethecuriouspugcom/  

What’s This Guy Saying?

Niele loves to watch animal videos on the phone, the pad, the computer, and the TV. But I think this adorable, screechy little puggy confused him. ~Lynn Talk to me at: info@nielethecuriouspug.comLike me at: https://www.facebook.com/nielethecuriouspug/Tweet me at: https://www.twitter.com/nielethecuriouspug/Pin me at: https://www.pinterest.com/bobherkes/nielethecuriouspugcom/ Niele approved video watching devices… And Niele’s personal favorite for viewing animal action videos: Only the biggest and…
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Niele Attacks the St Patty’s Day Hat

Bob really wanted to get a picture of Niele wearing the St Patty’s Day hat, like all the other dogs dressed up on social media. And, as usual, Niele had his own ideas. It’s not happening! Niele wins! Talk to me at: info@nielethecuriouspug.comLike me at: https://www.facebook.com/nielethecuriouspug/Tweet me at: https://www.twitter.com/nielethecuriouspug/Pin me at: https://www.pinterest.com/bobherkes/nielethecuriouspugcom/ Here’s some totally adorable dog costumes…even though…
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