Work and family schedules, exercise goals, dog-training classes—it is challenging to fit in time for yourself, your family and your dog. But you can integrate four paws and two feet into a fun exercise program—Dog Dynamics’ 6 Paws Fitness—that includes obedience training, stretching, cardio, balance-building, and strength training for both human and dog. It’s fun, and nurtures the human-to-dog bond. First, it is important to make sure your dog is physically ready. If your dog is overweight, recovering from an injury or illness, or is elderly, consult with your veterinarian before proceeding. Once cleared, get with the program by gathering a few simple items, such as a yoga mat, a leash and a collar, training treats, and music. Start......
I recently spent a month traveling and meeting with dog and marine mammal trainers in Spain, France, and Mexico. It was in Spain that I first witnessed signs of “The Fever.” I soon learned, however, that The Fever was a worldwide phenomenon. I returned to the U.S. to find Americans had The Fever, too. I know I caught it, but don’t worry. It has nothing to do with barnyard animals, although I think it is a virus. We call it soccer, they call it futbol, but it has the same symptoms: an uncontrollable urge to play, watch, and be part of the excitement of the World Cup As a dog trainer, I thought it was only fitting that I......