Marble Mountain Kennels Blog

Training Tip of the Month - September 2010

September 02, 2010

Start training your puppy at 5 weeks by whistling every time you feed him. Soon he will associate your whistle with the pleasure of eating and he will run toward you every time you whistle. This is the first step in conditioning your puppy to the COME command. Next, it is important that in the first two months of the puppy’s life, try to carry snacks (just a small bag of the puppy chow) with you when you go on a walk. Now, to start conditioning the puppy to the come command on a walk…

Dog Lovers vs. Cat Lovers

June 29, 2010

Today I’m going to take a detour from my plan to write another profile of one of our wonderful dogs here at Marble Mountain Kennels. Instead, I’ll venture into a bit of introspection as I reflect upon my personal journey from cat lover to dog-lover, or, at least, dog-appreciator.  I confess I didn’t much like dogs. I never liked the way they lick, slobber, jump up, bark and, well, I’m afraid Jim Davis’ Odie often came to mind. I didn’t have a lot of…

Marble Mountain Kennels Dog Highlight: “Steamer”

June 20, 2010

One thing I find a bit curious is that a lot of people seem to think that buying a female dog will ensure a better chance at a calmer, more peaceful, trainable dog. Not true. Today’s blog entry highlights our medium yellow-coated stud dog Steamboat of Marble Mountain, call name “Steamer.” Steamer is a testosterone-pumped, full-blooded male stud dog, yet he couldn’t be more lovable, easygoing and tractable. He, like most of our dogs, quickly and easily transitions from…

Our First Marble Mountain Kennels Blogging Attempt - Take 1

May 23, 2010

This marks the beginning of a new chapter in Marble Mountain Kennels history. We're braving the yet uncharted territory (at least for us) of blogging on the internet. Because our daughters R- and L- are talented young writers themselves, and because they too are very involved in the daily lives of our dogs, and they'll be blogging along with me. (Sounds so much like slogging, which might be more what we're doing at first, but please bear with us.) We have a lot of hunting, pointing Labrador…