Excuses do not good training make

A puppy you chose stands before you, or sits, whatever. Between you and your puppy there needs to always be an agreement, not just your puppy agreeing to your human wants and needs, but rather an equal agreement. I tend to refer to it as the sweet spot in a relationship, where everything is understood,…

Living With An Intact Dog

When you bring your puppy home it is like a heart explosion of sorts, caring, nurturing, snuggling, getting to know each other, and maybe the last thing your thinking about is sexual maturity and all that that entails. But the reality is, puppies are merely a puppy for a blink in time, and as they…

The Adventures

Adventures are in the eye of the beholder. Whether it is caring for your puppy through the night, learning how to DIY raw feed your dog, or hitting the backroads of places unknown to you, adventures are adventures, big or small. Walking your dog from the front door to the car can be a big…

BOTULISM

This is a word most of us have not used in the past few decades, it is rare in humans in today’s world, 145 documented cases in the USA last year, and only sporadic (less than rare) in dogs, negligible numbers was the answer I found. WHAT IS BOTULISM? Botulism is a rare, serious, and…

THREATS

Dogs would never meet me if it wasn’t for their people setting up the appointment. So by the very nature of my business, I meet well-intentioned people that want to learn more about their dogs. And in turn I get to spend my days with dogs, the least confusing part of my life. This is…

LOWER MOTOR NEURON EVENTS / DISEASE

THE POSSIBILITIES FOR RHUMB – After the initial neuro-exam, these were the possibilities that we were told she could have. DEFINITION – The upper motor neurons originate in the brain and travel downward to connect with the lower motor neurons. The latter localize both in the brainstem and the spinal cord and are the mediators…

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY

I wish for you all a long and adventurous life with your animals. From birth to death, may there be as little drama and medical issues as possible, and may life have been lived as Mother Nature intended. But in the event of an emergency, a true emergency, are you prepared to make decisions on…

Is your dog an asshole?

Everyone, absolutely everyone will tell you the good things about their dog, but what about all the other stuff, the asshole stuff, the maybe you won’t like me much when you find out what my dog does kind of stuff? You know, the stuff that is swept under the rug, out of sight, but still crunchy…

Feeding the farm that feeds our family that feeds our farm

 I am putting this information in table form, as it is easier to understand, and also a reminder to me of everything that is happening. Our farm is biodynamic, meaning that one living organism feeds another, and works together to create sustainable and optimal health. We do not use any chemicals, we feed organic and…

Open Communication

Communication with your dog isn’t as simple as you talking and hoping your dog listens. Communication where you connect with your dog and your dog connects with you, and there is an understanding where you are working together, is what I refer to as open communication. Sometimes it is words, but most of the time…