Hi there! My name is Alicia and I have two dogs, Cameron and Duncan. Cameron: Chow Chow mix, 60 lbs. Adopted from the NH Humane society at nhhumane.org (transferred from Georgia) Born February 29th, 2008, adopted at 10 weeks. Picked for being more outgoing, bossy, and explorative than her littermates. Behavior Problems: Due to poor guests in the home she became guest-fear-aggressive summer of '10. We're working on it every day! Obedience: Sit, down, stay, come. Tricks: Paw, Bow, Up Up, Speak. (learning "Bang Bang" -> play dead) Duncan: GSD/Golden Retriever mix, 90+ lbs. Adopted from the NH Humane Society at nhhumane.org (transferred from Alabama) Born around August 2009, adopted at 4 months Picked for being cute, bossy with littermates, and a huge trouble-making curiosity. Behavior Problems: Shy around strangers, has to be close to things even if he's afraid of them, doesn't function well without Cameron. Plus side? He's making fantastic progress! Obedience: Sit, down, come (hates stay, constantly wants to be close someone). Tricks: Paw. (currently proofing "Paw") And that's them! As for me... I'm 18 years old and will be attending the University of New Hampshire in the fall with a major in Biomedical Sciences with an option in pre-veterinary. I no longer train with P+, and now use a clicker with R+, R-, and P-. I love training with hand signals, and find that both of my dogs are most reliable with both voice and hand signals, medium reliable with just hand signals, and least reliable with voice commands. I consider my dogs to be my partners in crime. My favorite thing about having dogs is all that they give me in return. My least favorite thing about having dogs is that any Joe Schmoe can give them a negative experience and you have to work your tail off to undo the association it's created in your dog's mind, Anyways, that's us!