Janine Lazarus Archive

MY DOG & I: TRAINING!

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

A recent email from one of my trainee dog’s owners provoked a lot of thought about this month’s topic… She was delighted to see her dog on a walk with all of my pack, not on leash, not rough housing and not running away but…was interested in hearing how the “training” was going. I did understand […]

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MY DOG & I: MUD SEASON!

By: LBSPY / Category: Janine Lazarus, My Dog & I

Usually at this time of year I am writing about the snow and all the fun, cold stuff we are doing with our dogs BUT as the heavens would have it, we are apparently not going to have Winter until I get my first seeds planted… Sooo, I am going to write about my favorite […]

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My Dog & I: Wait!

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

This my favorite and most useful command after “come”…  Because we humans need time to process our thoughts before action (some longer than others), it is essential to be able to ask your flying, supercharged or even simply clumsy dog partner to pause for a moment while we put our brains in gear.. I have […]

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MY DOG & I: SIT. BY JANINE LAZARUS

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

The first thing most people try to teach their dogs…The first place we go to (after “No!) when we run into trouble and the most misunderstood of all the commands…The “sit” command is seemingly the number one command that we attempt as amateur dog trainers and the command that owners often use to measure the […]

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MY DOG & I: TRAINING TIPS. BY JANINE LAZARUS

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

I know I usually try to keep my articles pretty light and newsy but this month I am going to talk about some basic handling. The first and most important thing to establish is that training your dog is mostly a mindset. You have to decide that you are going to make time to work […]

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MY DOG & I: PLAYDATE. BY JANINE LAZARUS

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Janine Lazarus

This summer we started a new program here at the farm… Because a great many of our new dog owners are also working people…go figure, it became apparent that there was a need for some alternative activities during the week for young and active dogs. I decided that for one day a week, I would […]

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MY DOG & I: 40TH ARTICLE CELEBRATION & GRATITUDE

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

So, yes! This is my 40th article with LBSpy now Hashtag Lewisburg and high time I stopped for a heartfelt Thank You!! Arriving in Lewisburg three years ago, I had no idea how important this West Virginia Town would become to me. I simply stopped here, like so many others, to catch my breath and […]

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MY DOG & I: PERSONAL SPACE

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

Most humans crave touch. We like to be stroked and cuddled, we touch each other to emphasize a point and we hold hands to display affection. It is a way of connecting and reassuring, of soothing and comforting. We like it so much that we try to convince all the other creatures on the planet […]

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MY DOG & I: UPSIDE DOWN DOG

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

So I am in the Dog Cabin, decorating – yes my Dog Cabin is my extended home! When a large hornet decided to join me… And I am shooing him out, waving my arms and “reasoning” with him…”No, Mr. Hornet, this is not a good place for you…You need to find another place to make […]

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MY DOG & I: OODLES OF DOODLES. BY JANINE LAZARUS.

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

I have recently been inundated with a particular brand of dog…The Poodle X! For some reason, it has become a very popular move to breed all kinds of poodles with all kinds of other breeds. These mixes are really interesting, all shapes and sizes and generally great fun. Labradoodles, Golden Doodles, Mini labradoodles and Goldendoodles, […]

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CREATE JOY THIS 2020 W/ HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER!

Create Joy this 2020 w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! - Create Joy this 2020 with Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! This month, we feature Road Hog’s Barbeque, the “new barbeque shrine” of White Sulphur Springs!; New Year, New Wine; an interview w/ Keith and Tiffany at Commonwealth Vintage; the winter trifecta with Larry Case; and so much more! Also, don’t miss your chance to WIN lunch […]

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