My Dog & I Archive

My Dog and I: Best Dog Ever…

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

A couple of years ago, I adopted an East German German Shepherd named ANA. She had been a student of mine and because of her high prey drive and intense personality, had become an inappropriate match for her owners “pack”. German Shepherds are complicated and sensitive dogs generally and this particular branch of that Family […]

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My Dog & I: Walking & Working

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Thank Goodness the weather has started to relax its Winter Grip and Spring is in sight! Let’s start to think about peeling off those long johns and getting some color back into our faces… I know there are a LOT of dogs who are really excited that their owners are stirring from hibernation and starting […]

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My Dog & I: Crate or Cage?

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Many years ago,  a big controversy was front and foremost in the dog training world… Dog trainers and animal professionals were using a containment system to manage their dogs while working with them, training them and caring for them. This became an idea that they tried to share with the public as a useful tool […]

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My Dog & I: Foundations

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, goodladd dog training, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

And another year begins…funny how they do seem to be running together these days. Yet another reminder to slow things down and enjoy our time here…with the help of our dogs, of course! This article gives me the opportunity to remind everyone again about the importance of preparing our new Xmas Puppies for their lives […]

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My Dog & I: Joy

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

It’s here again, Thank Goodness! Yes, I really do love Xmas. I know, have a reputation for being heartless and uncompromising but Xmas just makes me smile!! Those of us that are Xmas Fans are busy thinking of fun ways to celebrate, good things to cook, creative gifts to come up with and anticipating another […]

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My Dog & I: Dog Town

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Lewisburg, West Virginia is without a doubt one of the most dog-friendly towns I have ever lived in… No, we don’t make a big fuss or put up signs talking about our “dogginess” but our community simply quietly lives their lives including their canine members…but of course! From the Fairgrounds in Fairlea to the Lawn at […]

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My Dog & I: Making Space

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, goodladd dog training, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

A friend recently described her new building addition to me and talked about the new spaces she was putting in to make extra room for her growing family…It occurs to me that this is a very good idea – to think about an event before it becomes a “traffic jam”!! I would like to talk […]

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My Dog & I: My Dog Keeps Me Human.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I reach a hand down to touch my dog’s head and feel connected again. The running and rushing of my life slows down a little and I take a deep breath. We certainly include our dogs in our life for lots of reasons. Some are tangible and others less so. Dogs function as working partners […]

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My Dog & I: The Real Story.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

We have a new dog, and he is so sweet! We are having so much fun with him and he is such a good dog – mostly – except for the biting and he does growl at us when we try to pick up his food but it’s not his fault because he was tied […]

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My Dog & I: It’s Shocking!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

I am going to jump right in here and talk about a very controversial new tool that is changing a lot of lives… For some years, I have been using remote collars in my toolbox as an aid to better long distance, off-leash communication with my dogs.   I have had great success with dogs […]

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The Renaissance is Coming + WIN 2 TIX this May!

The Renaissance is Coming + WIN 2 TIX this May!- This May, let word travel that the West Virginia Renaissance Festival will be in full swing this June at Hollow Hills Farm in Lewisburg. Hours are 11am-8pm every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. For the second year, lords and ladies, knights and knaves will stroll the grounds of Hollow Hills Farm for four weekends […]

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