Rhumb was peacefully reading away before this mornings office meeting, and was at a really great point in the story when the Boyz showed up. Not ready to put the book down, and wanting to buy another twenty minutes or so, she looked up, told them they smelled boy funky and should go take a… Read More THE OFFICE – part 6
Rhumb Line – An arc crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle. One of the three lines that can be drawn between any two points on the earths surface. All 32 points on the compass. The quickest way home. My Rhumb Line!!! I know that dogs always grow into their names, but this… Read More Rhumb Line is ONE YEAR OLD!
If you are good at working with another animal, teaching new skills, building complex behaviors, bringing words to fluent understanding, and doing so incrementally, for an onlooker it should be about as interesting as stirring oatmeal. Training should not be sensational. Training should not be about heightened emotions. Training should not be about entertaining onlookers.… Read More Training and Oatmeal, they have a lot in common
Trusting in the process of puppy development can be hard sometimes. We have a life, we have jobs, things to do, and places to go. The faster we get that puppy trained the better!!! But that isn’t how it works actually. Time limits or exact goals can sabotage your relationship and training… Read More Trust the Process
The Office – part 4 Rhumb was so thrilled for her first ever Halloween prank that she took an extra bone break this morning after sending out an office Memo. “See you all at the office meeting, please don’t be late, take care of marking and sniffing before you come so we can all be productive.… Read More The Office – part 4
THE OFFICE – part 2 First day on the job answering phones and Rhumb started to ‘prank puppy answer’ callers and then hang up, thinking they would call back for more. “who’s your daddy, bet ya don’t know? “yappy new year, shhhh be quiet!” “happy bone day to you…” “yapster dot com, sing me a… Read More The Office – part 2
It’s the little things. Truly. I can go weeks stuck in the big stuff at work. All well intentioned, but just a lot. It can feel like being in a behavioral blender of sorts, emotional vertigo. And then I have a moment with my dogs, a little something, that clears my mind of everything other than the… Read More it’s the little things…