Dog Breeds, For Fun

Living With a Goldendoodle (What You Need to Know)

If you've been around this blog for any length of time, you know we have a Goldendoodle. You may know we're raising Goldendoodles. And you probably know . . . I love Goldendoodles. 🙂 So expect a little bias, because I'm taking from the experience we've had with our Doodle and the research we did prior to… Continue reading Living With a Goldendoodle (What You Need to Know)

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Blog Series, Dog Training, Service Dogs, Working Dogs

All Working Dogs – Part Two – Allergy Alert Dogs

Welcome back to our ongoing blog series! All Working Dogs is getting into full gear with allergy alert service dogs. This wasn't scheduled for our first post, but . . . who cares? 🙂 I wanted to start with this anyway, as it is a topic very close to my heart. WHAT IS AN ALLERGY… Continue reading All Working Dogs – Part Two – Allergy Alert Dogs

Dog Training, For Fun, Working Dogs

The Dog Days of Winter (And a winter sport you may not have heard of!)

So, this post was supposed to be the next in our blog series, but I didn't get organized enough. I don't think my schedule has ever been this crazy. So the blog series will continue next week. What's with this post title, you ask? Dog Days of Winter? If you're like me and you live… Continue reading The Dog Days of Winter (And a winter sport you may not have heard of!)

Blog Series, Service Dogs, Updates, Working Dogs

All Working Dogs – Blog Series – Part One!

Hey, guys! We have a blog series to announce. This post is the first in an ongoing series highlighting different types of working dogs. The goal is to educate and entertain, but also to raise awareness, especially in the training and respect of working and service dogs. It is critical that we do two things… Continue reading All Working Dogs – Blog Series – Part One!

For Fun, Livestock Guardian Dogs, Updates, Working Dogs

I Did a Guest Post! (Learn About Livestock Guardian Dogs)

I did my first ever guest post today. And it's about livestock guardian dogs, a type of working dog. Without further ado . . . Who can resist that face? You can find the post here. Don't miss it! And subscribe to the Ants in the Pantry newsletter to keep up-to-date on the latest homestead… Continue reading I Did a Guest Post! (Learn About Livestock Guardian Dogs)

Dog Training, For Fun, Updates

Training a Goldendoodle for Ultimate Hide-and-Seek (watch her in action!)

You ever played hide-and-seek? Probably. Ever played hide-and-seek with a dog? When I was eight or nine, we got our Great Pyrenees/Anatolian named Skye and realized by the time he was a few months old that he really liked playing hide-and-seek. And no matter where you hid in the house, you couldn't elude him. But… Continue reading Training a Goldendoodle for Ultimate Hide-and-Seek (watch her in action!)

Public Access, Service Dogs, Updates

Why My Service Dog in Training Flunked Training

Yeah, that's kind of a disappointing update. 😉 You may be aware that I've been training my border collie puppy in the hopes that she would be able to be an allergy alert service dog. Well, she flunked this week. And here's why. Annie is a border collie. Border collies have a reputation for being… Continue reading Why My Service Dog in Training Flunked Training

Dog Training, Public Access, Service Dogs

My Number ONE Tip For Teaching Your Puppy “Stay”

I trained three puppies for the basic commands last year, and hands down, the most crucial to teach was "stay." And this is especially critical in a service dog. Ironically, Annie had the hardest time with it. And being a border collie, that's not surprising. But it took a lot more work to teach her… Continue reading My Number ONE Tip For Teaching Your Puppy “Stay”

Service Dogs, Updates

Changes To The Blog – What They All Mean!

You might have noticed some changes to this blog - major ones. Like, a new name, new theme, and major New Year's overhaul. 🙂 "Dog Days With Doodles" is now "Kindred Canines" because I wanted to start weaving a net of like-minded people who either want to learn how to train service dogs, are training… Continue reading Changes To The Blog – What They All Mean!

Dog Training, Service Dogs, Updates

Training an Allergy Alert Service Dog (a training update)

If you have heard of an allergy alert dog, you've probably heard it connected to allergens like nuts, dairy, etc. If you've heard of a gluten-detection dog, that's great, because according to one article I read, there are only about thirty of these dogs worldwide. And there's a couple reasons for that. One, gluten is… Continue reading Training an Allergy Alert Service Dog (a training update)