Calvin, we have his DNA!

For everyone that has followed Calvin’s story over the past year and a half, we have some exciting news, his DNA. When I first met him, I was told he was a pure breed Pit Bull. At first glance, and I am fully aware I need glasses, I said, no way. I had guessed that…

What’s happening with Calvin these days …?

Well Calvin has some fans, followers, and is just a little bit famous around town. As he should be. Quite a few people have been asking about him as of late. It was just about a year ago that I met Calvin for the first time, so weird in so many ways. So an update…

Tuesdays with Calvin – part 10

Calvin and I have known each other almost six weeks now. He is such a cool dog on so many levels, but mostly cool because that is who he is. Just cool! He is happy, he likes being around happy, he likes to work, he likes to hang, and he is giving learning a go!…

Calvin, a true jelly bean – part 9

I wanted to get back into the gym with Calvin today, work on some specifics, and also strengthen fetch a bit more. What was interesting the other night, and I know it was cool out and that kind of makes dogs a bit zingy, is that Calvin was so aroused, so excited, that while we…

Rainy Fall Evening with Calvin – part 8

I’ve been out of town giving a workshop so I haven’t been able to socialize, train, and walk Calvin for the past week. I did hear however, that he might have a new dog walker on a weekly basis which would be super cool! We walked in the rain, puddles, and around the evening students…

Tuesdays with Calvin – part 7

Well thank you all for your wishes, strong vibes, love, and good thoughts. AS FOR TODAY! Calvin’s foster home had some concerns with a local town trail, the amount of traffic, and some blustery moments they experienced with Calvin on that trail, so instead of hitting the University we opted for a Linear Trail walk….

CALVIN is ready for a new forever home – part 6

So I had a talk with Calvin’s foster home and they feel that he is ready for a forever home now. They weren’t sure when this day would come, but yesterday they felt really good about it. They feel comfortable with his progress, what they have seen, and his desire to learn more and experience…

CALVIN’s about town adventure – part 5

So Calvin and I were out and about again. It’s so fun showing him the world, but also seeing everything new through his eyes. I decided that I needed to see how he did in a car that was going faster, as in LONG road trip type speed. It didn’t go so well when we…

The Education of Mr. Sweet Cheeks, aka CALVIN – part 4

Today was so cool and interesting for a lot of reasons. When I went to pick Calvin up this afternoon he was SO excited to see me and he WANTED his leash on so we could get going. This is such a good sign to see a dog who has figured out that working with…

The Education of Mr. Sweet Cheeks, aka Calvin – part 3

Calvin had his first outing with me in my car today. He wasn’t to thrilled with getting in the car, and I could tell that he doesn’t have much car experience, as he sat in back and didn’t budge or make a peep. With all of the ridiculously great dog smells I have in there,…