If you have been a parent to young children, you know that when things get quiet, something is going terribly wrong. Marker drawing on the wall, flushing cereal down the toilet, cutting their hair or their siblings hair or the dogs hair, or going out the front door for a neighborhood walk about, etc. Silence… Read More yes you heard me correctly, I want to hear your dog growl
I love moving with dogs. Just as in learning how to walk, one foot in front of the other, and realizing how this opens up the entire world for exploration, learning how to move with a dog opens up a whole new category of relationship. There is this thing I call the ‘sweet spot’ when… Read More … because it has been a life time worth of practice so far …
There is a house, a napping house, where everyone is sleeping. And in that house there is a bed, a cozy bed, in the napping house, where everyone is sleeping. – Audrey & Don Wood I loved reading this book to my children, just reading it made me feel nappy all over! It was silly… Read More Sleep, the napping house, it is more important than you think …
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