Moving along… it’s been a week now

So we have plowed through the big stuff in just under a week. I can now say that the business I founded a bit over nine years ago, Paws & People, is truly a family business. This whole adventure would not be possible without all of us doing it together. We’re kind of like the…

moving stuff in little by little with Batman!

The sixteen hour days just might be catching up with us! Spore was painting until 2:30am, his day was actually more like twenty hours. The painting is done for the most part, now just small trim pieces that go up here and there. Today we have mirrors, lights, bathroom and heater stuff. Over coffee last…

the push – day 5

We have been busting through 12-16 hour days at our new dog gym. Some of the renovations have been easier than expected, and some for sure more laborious, like painting a 2,000 square foot freaking ceiling. Remind me that this task may not be necessary, ever again in my life! Spore hasn’t quite put together,…

construction, demo, kill the navy blue! days 3 & 4

Thank you to our many visitors in the past two days, even you wise crackers asking for medical marijuana for your hang nails! Friendly faces and mini tours put some awesome energy into this space! So we are moving along at a pace that makes me smile. I am so excited about the progress and…

rewards, yup!

Pretty much, almost everyday for the past nine years I find myself talking about rewards with someone. And truth be told, it’s always a fun conversation, and rewarding for me! Some people instinctively get the basic premise, if you want something you need to give something. After all it’s how we as humans function on…

tips for thunder/firework sound sensitive dogs

Here in Montana, thunder and firework season are one in the same. There seems to be little to no reprieve for our sound sensitive dogs from June through late July. My recommended protocol for dogs that are trying to crawl out of their own skin during this season is a layered approach, and easy enough…

and the construction begins… days 1 & 2

It really doesn’t hurt to be married to a carpenter, furniture maker, welder, tiler kind of guy. In fact it’s more than handy when you need something fixed, built, or re modeled. And if you’re into training any type of competition dog sport, there is always equipment or gear that needs to designed and made….

Paws & People has a new home – year round facility!

We have a home! Yes, that’s right. After nine years of seasonally leasing space, we are moving into a year round facility, indoor/outdoor, and we’ll have a toilet! It feels so strange to be so excited about this move, but there is something good about it, on pretty much every level! It didn’t come easy…

the proof is in the pudding … walk on & wait training

The proof is in the pudding! I like this phrase, it’s a delicious word picture for me. But it’s the meaning behind it that I really like, it means that the true value or quality of something can only be judged when it’s put to use.  I am a person that learns by doing. If…

treibball blind finds

So I started Treibball about one year ago. I had heard a bit about the sport, saw my friends in Missoula getting started with it, and decided to give it a go. Exercise balls are easy and cheap enough to purchase, so that was a selling point for starting this new sport too. After 10…