A parking garage it is!

My puppies Mama Beetz and Massimo will be 15 weeks old tomorrow. They are growing and learning everyday, slowly but surely, as they should. I do believe in and practice kind and considerate socialization two to three times per week. We sample new areas in town from hardware stores to ponds to the University. Some…

Valentines Litter – they have arrived

Hi Everyone, our Valentines Litter arrived pretty much right on schedule. Rhumb did all of the work along with Mother Nature, I just changed out towels and pads when needed. She is my hero forever and more. Today was their first full day on terra firma, and they did awesome. Here is a LINK to…

It is what it is …

Each time I step out into the world and meet a new person, a new dog, a chicken, or a horse, it is meeting another living being, an opening of sorts. The exchange of words is a human thing, that’s what we do, but it is really the tone and intention behind the words that…

Cool your jets grasshopper!

When I am walking around our classroom space, observing the work being done, assisting a Team when I see a little hitch, I love hearing all of the sweetness, the loving words, the adoration, the encouragements. It’s a tender time when humans are learning how to connect with their new puppy, it can be a…

living in the shadows of the nonexistent dog

Cute, and oh so  sweet puppies, little fur balls that are brand new to the planet, scampering, investigating, rolling, tumbling, chewing, gnawing, biting, just trying to figure out about this whole thing called ‘life as we know it’. These are my days, filled with puppies. New friends to meet, new relationships to be formed, new…

Trust the Process

Trusting in the process of puppy development can be hard sometimes.   We have a life, we have jobs, things to do, and places to go. The faster we get that puppy trained the better!!!   But that isn’t how it works actually.   Time limits or exact goals can sabotage your relationship and training…

My Number One Rule For My Puppy

I let puppies be puppies. Developmentally they need to do puppy things, and puppy things are often times super cute, or painful, depending on if it is a cute thing or a teething thing. But I do have ONE rule for all of my puppies, and I mean it! Before I implement my ONE rule, I…

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…

be a good mouth manager, your puppy is counting on you!

My work is centered around puppies. Puppy development, socialization, and foundation work. And to be honest, it rocks, it never ever gets old or tiresome. These little ones have only been on the planet for a number of weeks by the time I meet them, so everything is so new and so amazing for them….