but I heard this breed makes a great family pet …

Here comes a bounding blur of a fur ball. Running right at me, apparently not even looking for obstacles to avoid, like knee caps. Tongue flying, legs trying to keep up with the momentum, and I just can’t help but smile. As my friend Cat B. says, and I have quoted her so often over…

prepare your dog

Life has a way of changing on us, it is truly the only constant. Sometimes we initiate the change, which can be pretty cool. And then some times change happens whether we are ready or not. Some glide through change gracefully, for most it’s more of a bumpy ride until one adjusts. For our dogs,…

our first workshop in our new Dog Gym!

Well it has been one month and three days since we started renovating an old warehouse. We have had very few glitches, the flooring, or rather the damaged flooring has been the biggest, and truthfully the only one that has caused any kind of stress. It set our renovation/opening schedule back two weeks, but we…

Building the Therpay Dog & Canine Crisis Response Team – DVD release

YAY! my third DVD was released today. Produced by the wonderful team at Tawzer Dog. A huge thank you to my clients and friends who brought their puppies and dogs in for filming. They were awesome. Some awesomely scampy, others awesomely calm! ” …Building a Therapy Dog or a Crisis Response Dog from puppy on…

train silent

Years ago, as in the late 1980’s, when I was on the Park City Ski Patrol, I was fortunate enough to be put on the K9 search and rescue team during my rookie year. I didn’t volunteer for it, raise my hand, or jump up and down and say pick me pick me. What ever…

tricks for commercial work – session #2

A very long time ago I did some commercial and TV work with my dogs. Mostly I was the behind the scenes trainer, but sometimes I did demo’s with my dogs. It was fun, the pomp around it was kind of zingy and good energy, but truth be told I wasn’t driven towards that industry….

renew, reuse, return …

So exciting that most of everything new going into our Dog Gym is not actually new but rather renewed, and/or reused materials. I think I’ve mentioned before that my husband is a pack rat of sorts when it comes to building materials. He saves anything he can from job sites if it’s marked for the…

week #3 – where is my carpenter?!

Spore is the man! He has worked for two weeks straight, crazy sick long hours, and has accomplished more than I could have dreamed of. Fear not, I have fed him well, supplied him with arnica sore muscle patches, lots of love, and coffee coffee coffee! But alas, I no longer have him full time,…

know your dog

These days we live, sleep, and eat with our dogs, in the same house. We share the same air space, even with Mr. Farty Pants. Sometimes exercise together, and even socialize together. You would think that with this type of intimate living arrangement we would know more about our furry loved ones, but it isn’t…

Moving along… it’s been a week now

So we have plowed through the big stuff in just under a week. I can now say that the business I founded a bit over nine years ago, Paws & People, is truly a family business. This whole adventure would not be possible without all of us doing it together. We’re kind of like the…