My confusing relationship with animals …

Nothing is straight forward, for me anyways, and often times, if we are being super honest, things can be rocky, and confusing, sometimes funny, or upsetting. I grapple with my relationships I have with animals almost on a daily basis, one because my very profession is working with animals and teaching others how to understand…

BOOK REVIEW – A Novice’s Guide to Raw Feeding for Dogs

Pet nutrition blogger, Kimberly Morris Gauthier, recently announced that she published a book for ‘new to raw’ dog owners, a book to help them transition into an optimal more healthful diet. Well bravo! A new book to read, and hopefully a resource to pass along to my friends and clients. You see I have been…

It feels good to write again …

I have taken some time off from writing, not because I didn’t want to write, but because life had other plans for me. This summer was packed with puppy classes and gardening from sun up to sun set, there was no slowing down the clock on this. But on the business side of the picture…

Radio Interview

Thanks to Katherine Ziff from Canada that called me out of the blue and asked if I wanted to be part of her radio project, a short documentary, an audio snippet into someones life. I had no idea what she was talking about, no context, but I love creativity and the arts, and so I…

Skunk Juice, Butt Worms, and a Broody Hen

Here it is, all of it. Raw and unapologetic. What would life be like if that were the norm instead of the exception? What if the information we shared about our relationships with each other and our animals went unedited. This is our life and our relationship together, the good, the bad, the indifferent, the…

My Interview with ABC Fox MT

In our area of Montana we recently had a woman killed by two dogs. It was a tragic event all the way around. The headlines and articles that followed were sensational, irresponsible, pieces of crap. And I said so publicly on my facebook page. The next day I had three news stations call me and…

Doubling Down on the Doodle Thing

Doodle is fun to say, it feels good on the tongue. Mr. Doodle Pants, Doodlicious, Doodle Head, Doodle, Doodle Pup, Where’s My Doodle, whatever, it’s fun. We have Doodles of all types in our classes every single session. And as with all puppies, sans breed, when a little one walks into our training area, I…

Phytoremediation here we come!

We found that some of the wood containers in one section of our garden might have been leaching something into our soil and plants that I don’t want to have around. Our garden has been chemical free for almost 16 years now and I would like to keep it that way. So first off my…

Snake Bite Prevention & Care

The best possible prevention is being prepared and using good common sense, so let this information serve as that tool so you can have a great experience in the front/back country. This is simple and practical advice from me to you. And as always, when you are out in the front/back country you are a…

Please don’t worry about what others think of you …

Nope this isn’t PSYC 101. So sit back in your office, or at home in your robe, with coffee in hand and read on. This is for all the dog people who give other people way too much power. Your dog doesn’t care about the clothes you wear, or not. Your dog doesn’t care that…