Canine Immaculate Conception 2018

Our first litter – So Rhumbs pregnancy and subsequent whelping earlier this year on Valentines is still so fresh in my mind. It was very planned, very wanted, and a tender trap of sorts, five months of maternal bliss with Rhumb. Watching Rhumb go from Maiden to Mother was incredible, eye opening, so deeply instinctual,…

Running Parallel

She is My Perfect. My Rhumb Line. A sexy disaster. She is a hard hitting working dog, tenacious, intense, and determined. When she is with the ones she loves she is as tender as they come. She is my eye gazer, up close and personal, right to the very being of who you are. She…

growing behaviors, it’s a bit like silly putty

When you step up to the plate and start to teach your dog a new behavior, it should feel awkward, and a bit foreign, somewhat exciting, and for sure unformed and unrecognizable. You are growing a behavior, not harvesting the benefits of the behavior just yet. Growing behaviors is what I refer to as the DISCOVERY…

Rhumb Line is ONE YEAR OLD!

Rhumb Line – An arc crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle. One of the three lines that can be drawn between any two points on the earths surface. All 32 points on the compass. The quickest way home. My Rhumb Line!!! I know that dogs always grow into their names, but this…

The Sexy Beast!

Rhumb is full on sexy now. She is completely reveling in her maturity, her hormones, her sexy looks, her scent, and the new found attention from other dogs. She has not one reservation or hang up about her actions at home or in public. Randy behavior for sure. She is 100% unapologetic. She is our…

Herding Lightening, Rhumb off leash

Today the sky was open, clear, and blue bird perfect, the snow was deep, lots of wind drifted mounds, and 400 acres of open space. I had a hard time finding a place to park, it was either in the middle of a country road, blocking any cars, if any, that were going to come…

here there be dragons …

Before we made the earth round, when the earth was still flat, and you could fall off the edge if you weren’t careful, cartographers put dragons at the edge of maps to represent the unknown territories, ‘here there be dragons’, or ‘HIC SVNT DRACONES’. Ancient map makers must have been the Rock Stars of ‘the day’,…

Rhumb & Story – winter time

The snow is here in the mountains, and my favorite time of year is right now, especially when it comes to photographing my dogs. We all love to be outside working, but there is something magical and challenging about being able to capture them, and light, and moving snow, and a feeling of sorts. Rhumb…

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…

Rhumb Line

In navigation, a rhumb line is an arc crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle, i.e. a path with constant bearing as measured relative to true or magnetic north. And we can thank the Portuguese mathematician Pedro Nunes for first discussing this in 1537. A rhumb line is also all 32 points on the…