The Covey Castle!

We are adding quail to our Urban Farm, so we needed a new structure for their arrival. I wanted another type of bird on our property that would be both for meat and egg use, for our dogs raw feeding and for us. While researching meat chickens, turkey, goose, and other types of ducks, quail…

The Office – part 8

Everyone said that once Story retired, well he was going to have a great life, but The Office would take a huge dive without him. He was successful, honest, charismatic, a natural leader, and as true as they come. But Story had a plan, and his plan included Rhumb Line. Confidence in her abilities at…

Cleaning up …

We have been on our new property for a month now. It is not ‘new’, in fact it is kind of old, but new to us. As I mentioned before it is a property that was neglected, dysfunctional, and so much hate left behind you could feel it. Our goal first and foremost was to…

and so it begins, our new property …

I have been wanting to move for some time, for about the past five or so years. I visited a total of 92 properties, in my town and as far as two states away, maybe even three states away. We kept running into snags. The right price the wrong covenants, no zoning/covenants but super high…

Valentines Litter – they have arrived

Hi Everyone, our Valentines Litter arrived pretty much right on schedule. Rhumb did all of the work along with Mother Nature, I just changed out towels and pads when needed. She is my hero forever and more. Today was their first full day on terra firma, and they did awesome. Here is a LINK to…

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 #19

There are those nights where I cannot wait to get to class. New little puppies, friendly people, laughter, snuggling, teaching, learning, just all a bit magical. These nights are like a drug, kind of addictive. And then there are those nights where I just cannot seem to get in the mood to face piranha like…

The Ostrich Effect in the Dog World

In the social sciences, behavioral sciences, behavioral finance, psychology, and maybe a few more disciplines, including the likes of canine behavioral sciences, there exists the Ostrich Effect. It is the attempt made by a person to avoid information that they may not be ready to absorb, hear, or know. It is the Ostrich burying its…

Top 10 Tips – dealing with a traumatic dog experience

All dogs can handle stress, a little or a lot. All dogs are resilient, a little or a lot. Most dogs will encounter one or more traumatic events in their life time, by the mouth of another, by the hands of another, through the fury of Mother Nature, from man-made noises, to scary office/medical experiences….

Sunday at the Dog Gym …

I love my Sundays. It’s the only day where we have things going all day long, 8-10 hours straight, at the Gym. Usually I have 3 hours here, and four hours there, a break, and then late evenings with classes. But Sundays are straight thru and I just love them! Open gym, privates, play dates,…