VAXXED The Movie … a review and a reminder, from me to you

My husband went to the movies with me last night. If I say nothing else, this really says it all. The End. But I like talking to you all so let me fill you in. I have been following the conversation, the controversy, and the clips from the movie VAXXED since April. An official selection…

Resolving Puppy Ringworm

Montana is not known as a humid state, in fact for eight of the twelve months it is dry and cold, and with our elevation, add a bit more dry and cold to that. The air is generally so dry it sucks out any moisture I may be hoarding in my own skin, and ages…

Vaccines, and why this conversation should not be so polarized

Fear has more traction than love. Fear is more powerful than common sense. Fear moves faster than understanding. Fear makes us fight, run, or freeze. SO, grab your pitch forks, light your torches, gather together, and lets go after those that cause us fear! Oh wait a second, that would be the witch hunts which we…

Green Juice Cubes – good for you and your dog

Hi All, so I have received quite a bit of feedback, via this blog, e-mail, and in person, regarding my dandelion post. Here is a quick follow up so you can receive this incredible goodness year round. We grow three raised beds worth of greens each summer. We have a variety of lettuces, chards, and…

the Dandelion, weed or super hero?

In Montana, gardening season is not long if you think in terms of ‘months’, but it is long if you think in terms of ‘day light hours’. From the time the snow melts, the sun gets a bit higher, and the ground softens, you can pretty much find me outside, in the dirt, and loving…

the Scent Project – why scent can be a great assist to our dogs

When I tell people I developed Aroma Mists for dogs & their people, the Scent Project, the polite people restrain themselves from rolling their eyes, the truly ‘I have no boundaries for body language folks’ roll their eyes with gusto! And to be fair, I kind of get it. Not all people, but for sure…

raw food raw talk II

I’m inviting you all into my home, specifically my kitchen, so you can see what it actually looks like to make a raw meal for your dog. It’s pretty much like a regular cooking demonstration, sans stove and wine! Raw feeding is referred to as biologically appropriate or species specific. Giving your dog the food…

RAW FOOD RAW TALK

I’m an advocate of optimal nutrition for dogs. Because I am a trainer and work with dogs, hands on, everyday, I can tell you that nutrition directly effects behavior. When I have to peel a dog off of my head, and then find out they are on some kibble that is high in sugars and…

preparing you and your dog for a health care visit

It’s a reality in your dogs life time that they will have to visit a health care professional, how often is usually determined by a combination of a dogs over all health and genetics, and the owners comfort level. Dogs that seem to lack the ‘self preservation gene’ tend to see a health care professional…

is desexing the answer, or the question?

Sometimes we can be so influenced by what we see, hear, or experience on a regular basis, that we forget there are other options. Or at the very least, possibilities. I recently had a very cool conversation with my friend Lisa from Australia, in regards to the desexing of competition dogs. We both own intact…