Excuses do not good training make

A puppy you chose stands before you, or sits, whatever. Between you and your puppy there needs to always be an agreement, not just your puppy agreeing to your human wants and needs, but rather an equal agreement. I tend to refer to it as the sweet spot in a relationship, where everything is understood,…

My Interview with ABC Fox MT

In our area of Montana we recently had a woman killed by two dogs. It was a tragic event all the way around. The headlines and articles that followed were sensational, irresponsible, pieces of crap. And I said so publicly on my facebook page. The next day I had three news stations call me and…

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,…

when seniors have dogs – preparing your dog for the future

This article received the DWAA Maxwell Medallion Award, February 2013! You know, the very first book I wrote was called ‘The Old Woman and her Dog’. That was forty-one years ago. I’m not sure if writing that story shaped my life or was a premonition of things to come. In brief, she was an old…