Pasture Politics

I am not sure what it is, the cold snap we just had, the shorter days, the full moon, sexual maturity, or life, but I have a lot of opinions out in the pasture right now! I might even have a lot of opinions in my house right now, but alas, this is about my…

Puppy Classroom Trade Secret #27

Here we go, between you, me, and the interweb. Puppy parents have questions and I must have the answers. From potty training, to tricks, to hiking off leash, there is a lot of information to share, and share I do. Sometimes the questions are a bit trickier, maybe something about body language, or appropriate food…

I don’t want my dog to think that just because …..

It is a warm, nearly hot, sunny summer morning. And yet, my feet are tucked under Story as I sit and type this out. Even with the heat, the weight of his body and the wooliness of his fur on my feet feel just about perfect. Just so you know, almost everything I have written…

learn to take inventory of your environment

I am, and always have been, acutely aware of my environment. Not in a neurotic sense, but in a spacial and context sense. Once again, I give a great deal of credit to my dog Franny who taught me even more about the importance of taking inventory of my environment, and even maybe, just a…

greatness in being vague

Be curious, not judgmental ~ Walt Whitman Have you ever gone to a dog park without your dog? Just to sit and watch? Watch without judgement? It’s more fun than you might think. I use to do this all of the time. I wanted to watch dogs and their people in action without the association…