Deworming… huh hmmmm, for people

Tis the season! “the worms crawl in the worms crawl out the worms play pinochle on your snout…” does anyone remember this ditty or did I just date myself? Talking about worms or intestinal parasites is actually a pretty common conversation amongst dog owners. We talk about what our animals eat, how it comes out…

my special kind of nurses

Bugger … I don’t get sick often, but when I do I go down fast and hard. I must have picked up some kind of special messed up virus on my recent travels. Yesterday I woke up, normal but a bit on the wonky side, and after an hour on my feet I realized things…

hiking is my drug

I have been working a great deal lately. Neglecting the thing I love most, hiking with my dogs. There is nothing quite like the sound of the high Montana desert in the winter. Silent. Crisp cool air, and total silence. It allows me to hear each and every paw touching the earth. Their breathing. It’s…

there doesn’t seem to be a correlation …?

I’ve had the funniest morning. Not necessarily ‘hahaha’ funny, maybe, but more of a curious and curiouser kind of morning. While I was out and about doing errands I found myself in a conversation with someone. It was light and airy, nothing too deep. My training business logo is pretty much on every jacket and…

Top 10 tips for dogs in transition

Whether you are moving, adopting a new dog, or home patterns are about to permanently change due to health reasons or job reasons – you know why it is all happening, your dog does not. I refer to this stage in general as dogs in transition. A dog in transition is a dog that is…

why I love to hike …

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean”. John Muir Hiking is walking, but with way more dirt, and I like both. Sometimes I like to hike and explore the fauna, scat and tracks. Other times…

lavender and rosemary roasted meaty gems!

If those organs, gizzards, or random turkey parts freak any person out in your home, PLEASE don’t toss them. Dogs love these little meaty gems, and they are a vital source of nutrients! Gizzards, also referred to as the ventriculus, gastric mill, and gigerium, is an organ found in the digestive tract of some animals….

sun, snow, and the high desert …

Our first hike this winter season in the high desert areas of Montana, feels so good to be back! Truly, there is nothing quite like a sunny blue bird sky, crisp diamond sparkling air, fresh snow, and the smell of cold dry earth. There is a quietness to the whole landscape, a rugged stillness, that…

RAW FOOD RAW TALK

I’m an advocate of optimal nutrition for dogs. Because I am a trainer and work with dogs, hands on, everyday, I can tell you that nutrition directly effects behavior. When I have to peel a dog off of my head, and then find out they are on some kibble that is high in sugars and…

3rd times a charm … or at least I hope so!

When the back hatch opened, a beautiful dog jumped out the back. My new clients were walking towards me with their newly adopted dog. I couldn’t help but think, ‘I know this dog!?’. In the pre history forms that I require everyone to fill out, his breed, name, and shelter where he came from were…