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‘Nancy is a CPDT-KSA is a certified dog trainer and award-winning blog writer and photographer. She’s the founding owner at Paws & People, The Scent Project and The World Treiball League and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show. She and her family live in Montana on their urban farm that is a blend of everything they do and love: working with dogs, biodynamic gardening, nutrition, and farming. Nancy has specialized in puppy training and adolescent development for more than 16 years now. ‘

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    1. Hi Anne,
      your photos are gorgeous and have so much ’emotion’ attached to them! Thanks for passing on info about our scents, I am learning that our best clients find us this way!

    1. Well, thank you Eleenie! how fun is that. It is really a pleasure to get to know you through our interests and I appreciate the vote of confidence!

    1. I am glad you saw the resemblance too. It was totally by chance I found you, but the photo of Chancy really opened up some feelings I think I had locked away. It was important to revisit them. So thank you for your posts and photos and sharing your Chancy, there are good people and great things in life. And hopefully more love out there to be found!

  1. Nancy, Thank you for visiting my little blog, and your sweet comment. I’m so glad Jimmy makes so many people smile!
    And after visiting over here–I just want to say your above paragraph that begins.
    “My garden is where I have thrown my taproot…” literaly….is how I think of myself and my garden. Nice to meet you fellow gardener, and animal lover!

  2. Hi Nancy, you have a great blog, and just wonderful dogs. I’d like to read more.:-)
    Have a lovely week.
    Greetings from the Far North

  3. Hi Nancy, a friend shared your post with me today and I really enjoyed it so much. We’ve been lucky to have two dogs as part of our family in the past. Both really good boys. I enjoyed watching you and Story (cute name) on Martha, what a thrill. That’s my favourite thing about Martha Stewart, she loves animals too.

  4. Are you the Nancy Tanner who wrote the Dear Editor letter in the Bozeman Chronicle’s May 12th paper? (If not, sorry! Ignore this!) If yes, congratulations! What a well-written, informative letter. When I first heard the story (knowing nothing of the sheep owner), I was thinking exactly what you wrote in your letter. Why would someone not protect their sheep? I thought, “What a stupid person!” Now I realize that it was a deliberate act of hatred. Ugh. Anyway, great letter.

    1. Hi Sunni,
      yes that was me. Thank you for finding me on line and dropping this note. Apparently many people feel the same way, e-mails and phone calls are saying the same thing. I hope more folks speak up, for the sake of, well, everything. Cheers, Nancy

  5. I am honored to know you, your dogs, your family and can verify that indeed it is one GIGANTIC goldfish!

  6. “$eeker, Story & Ocean supervised, they were self appointed and did a good job with the humans they were given.” Nancy, this is so true! My siblings and I grew up with a female border collie, our “ranch dog”. Bridget Barko, as named by our father, led all the horseback trail rides, and supervised all the fence building, wood chopping, yard work, and snow shoveling. I shall now think back to all that I learned from Bridget, and push harder! Chris

  7. Hello!
    my name is Brittany Fry and I live in Zanesville, Ohio. I stumbled across your blog here after I was reading another friend’s blog that had mentioned that they took their basset hound into their Lowe’s store and I decided to research this some more to see if this is more of a local type thing that is allowed in their local store or if it was something that is allowed all over the place. Anyways that led me to your blog when I clicked on the first article mentioning this. I have been wandering around you little corner of the internet for a little while here now. Your facility looks awesome! One day I am planning on opening up a doggy daycare, training etc. facility in our town. I am looking forward to reading your blog!

  8. Hi Nancy! I found your article “shutting your dog down” via facebook. I agree completely and this is a very important issue. I am a Finn, and I have Finnish friends who can’t understand English. Do you mind, if I translate your article into Finnish (either whole or as a summary)? I am sure they would appreciate this as well. I am now going to browse through your blog. Thank you.

    1. Hi Paivi,
      thank you and yes, just keep the content the same and my name and blog address the same. We have a translate button on the blog, but I know it doesn’t always come out with the correct meaning. All the best, Nancy

  9. I would like permission to use your post about “The Misunderstanding of Time” in the Rescue Roundup, quarterly newsletter of the American Bouvier Rescue League (the rescue arm of the national club, American Bouvier des Flandres club). I would give full attribution. Please let me know if that is possible.

    1. Hi Deborah, yes. Please include my name and link to my site. And if you can, please send me a link to your newsletter and we will share it on our end. Thank you, Nancy

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