Affordable and healthy food choices for your dog

I work with a good number of dog owners that would like to feed a healthier diet but are concerned with higher costs that are often times associated with healthier food. Bottom line, I get it, I have months where money is non-existent for fancy extras or high priced anything, but always keep in mind…

Early Maturation in Puppies – it can sometimes be a problem

From the day they are born, puppies are ripping through developmental phases so quickly it is hard to keep up. Just when you think you have a handle on who you are living with, that cute little puppy steps into the next developmental phase, and you kind of start all over. In the beginning puppies…

Fast Food and Electronic Collars – they are kind of the same thing

I don’t use electronic shock collars. I have never had a need to use electronic shock collars. I think electronic shock collars are unethical and abusive. I believe if you have a dog you should also have the time to work with your dog and build a working relationship. The only thing that interests me…

Getting started again …

I haven’t been absent from writing, I have just been writing for others and posting over at SEXY BEAST for the past couple of months. If you want to read about the SEXY BEAST litter, or watch some of their adorable videos right up until the day they went to their new homes, well pop…

A New Year with Sexy Beast Border Collies

Hello Everyone, I want to wish you all a New Year. Whether I wish it for you or not, it’s coming! I kind of look at each ending and each beginning as a Festival of Possibilities, so I guess that is what I am wishing for you, possibilities. Whatever that is for you, that is…

Happy Christmas Trade Secrets

I want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas this year! Instead of my annual festive card, via post, e-mail, or reindeer and sleigh, I have decided to have some fun, tell a story, vignettes if you will, a tale of sorts. My Muses that I share my life with encourage living between the…

Puppy Classroom Trade Secret #58

When I walk into my classroom, puppies will rush at me, glob onto me, and jump up to say HI. And when I step out to demonstrate with one of these little pups, it is smooth, seamless, and moving perfection. No real hitches to speak of. Why? The reality is, with a puppy you don’t get…

Puppy Classroom Trade Secret #34

When you stand up in front of a crowd in any way, shape or form, you will be judged, that’s the way the cookie crumbles, and it doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it’s just a thing. If you choose a profession where you will be standing up and speaking out, especially in a…

Puppy Classroom Trade Secret #127

We live in a world where many people see puppies as two dimensional beings, meaning length and breadth but no depth. Kind of like an input/output machine of sorts, if something is asked of a puppy, then the puppy responds accordingly, without conflict, reservation, or opinion. But boy oh boy, when a puppy reminds their…

Puppy Classroom Trade Secret #79

The Teams that choose to come to puppy class are Teams that are showing you they want to learn, even if just by the effort of showing up, sans practicing during the week. That is a huge first step. I teach the basics, maybe some instability / balance work, tricks here and there, work and…