Monthly Archives: June 2010

Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground

I love, love, love Willie Nelson.  I was listening to some Willie from my iTunes library and this song came on.  Always one of my favorites, it seems especially fitting now, as I think about my beautiful angel boy.  Here … Continue reading

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Ode to Jellybean (Patrick Danforth)

Patrick Danforth is a modern dog trainer and co-founder of The Foster Dog Chronicles. Here is his memorial to his beautiful crossover dog, Jellybean. R.I.P. Jellybean (1994-2007). After 14 years of life my wonderful and much loved dog Jellybean has … Continue reading

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The Project Monte guestbook

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Photo Tributes to Monte from around the world!

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What types of tributes are there?

Pet parent tributes:  The vast majority of professional dog trainers are also pet parents.  Pet parent tributes are tributes to your crossover dog.  If you are a pet professional as well, you may send me the link to your website … Continue reading

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How may I submit a crossover tribute?

Submissions may be emailed to odetoboy@rewardingbehaviors.com Submissions for dog tributes should be less than 1200 words in length.  Submissions for trainer tributes should be less than 600 words in length. Submissions may be edited for content, spelling, and grammar.  All … Continue reading

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What is a “Crossover Dog”?

For much of modern history, dog training techniques relied heavily on coercion and fear to produce reliability.  Choke chains, shock collars, prong collars, throwing dogs on the ground until they “submit,” biting dogs, kicking dogs, “spanking” or hitting dogs, growling … Continue reading

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