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…

What you should know about Cheatgrass

Cheat grass, also known as – mean seeds, timothy, foxtails, cheat grass, June grass, and downy brome, is not only invasive, causing early season fires, out competing native species, but it is also potentially harmful to your dog. This grass germinates in the fall, and the seedling roots continue to grow throughout the winter, making…

Is the solution to ‘shock’ what you don’t want?

Every morning when I walk into the office, there is always at least one phone message pertaining to someone not wanting to shock their dog, but that is the advice they have received from neighbors, friends, family, and strangers at the dog park. For almost two decades of morning messages like that, I can safely…

My Complicated Relationship with Veterinarians

I have been wanting to put these thoughts on paper for some time. However this plays out, it is simply as organized as I could make it, truly it is complicated and not so straight forward. FIRSTLY I am a Small Business Owner and a Certified Professional Trainer. My business is mine, legally, ethically, and…

Is it for health, or is it just marketing?

This will be short and sweet. If you follow any type of conventional vaccine schedule for your cat, dog, or horse for that matter, you are trading a ‘maybe’ acute disease that they currently don’t have and maybe will never get, for lifelong chronic issues, or the side effect known as ‘death’. Please know that…

I want a mulligan, just one

I for sure love my dogs, all of them, past and present. But love is a funny thing. For me it is how my dogs make me feel when I am around them. Sometimes it is an easy love, where our personalities and energies mesh so perfectly it feels seamless, as one. Other times, well it…

… the life I have wanted for my dogs

It isn’t uncommon for someone to get a herding breed … … then fall in love with all that they have to offer … … then start to learn how to work with them … … then give up the life they know so they can know a different life with their dog … ……