If puppyhood is the honeymoon, what the hell is adolescents?

While it may seem like that fluffy little puppy is a lot of work, you will look back on the first four months as the easy times, the calm before the storm of adolescents. It isn’t uncommon for my puppy clients to love puppy classes and training, and then get super mad or frustrated with…

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…

From Ava & Roo – Scholarship Recipients 2015

From Ava – ❤ “To be honest, when I first applied for the Riffle Memorial Scholarship, I didn’t really know what I was in for. Roo was about five months old at the time, starting a very interesting time in the life of any dog: Adolescence. And even though I’ve learned a lot of important…

Top 10 tips – for the Adolescent Dog Owner

Life with a puppy, while it seems intense at the time, is actually a honeymoon compared to living with an adolescent dog. And it isn’t just your dog, it is all adolescent dogs, a little or a lot, that tend to bring out the worst in their human. There are specific reasons why, and the…

lower your expectations … or put more into it

My current Cross Training class has me so inspired. All older adolescent dogs, none of them straight forward easy, some down right frustrating for the owners, and a couple with over the top behaviors that require even more managment. Yet they are ALL doing the work, ALL asking great questions, ALL watching the videos I…

whirling liver, fish fudge, and more – home made dog treat recipes

Last night after our adolescent class, Amanda, better known as Alice’s handler, brought out some baked goods to share with us humans. Holy Yum Fest!This little glass container held the most perfect, beautiful, and tantalizing treats. This recipe must be similar to what she made, Pistachio Lemon Cream Macarons. Just looking at these macarons you…