Is your dog an asshole?

Everyone, absolutely everyone will tell you the good things about their dog, but what about all the other stuff, the asshole stuff, the maybe you won’t like me much when you find out what my dog does kind of stuff? You know, the stuff that is swept under the rug, out of sight, but still crunchy…

Open Communication

Communication with your dog isn’t as simple as you talking and hoping your dog listens. Communication where you connect with your dog and your dog connects with you, and there is an understanding where you are working together, is what I refer to as open communication. Sometimes it is words, but most of the time…

I don’t train husbands …

For nearly two decades now, not a week goes by where I am asked to help with a husbands behavior. And my answer has always been, I don’t train husbands. For a good reason, but I’ll get to that in a minute! My training business is surprisingly more men then women. I never really took…

Is the solution to ‘shock’ what you don’t want?

Every morning when I walk into the office, there is always at least one phone message pertaining to someone not wanting to shock their dog, but that is the advice they have received from neighbors, friends, family, and strangers at the dog park. For almost two decades of morning messages like that, I can safely…

Yesterday I learned something new

Censorship has hit the USA … again. This seems to be part of our history when someone in power is threatened by ‘other voices’, most of the time voices of reason, voices of common sense, and voices that challenge the narrative or lies being told. Someone in power doesn’t even have to be a person…

Moving Mayhem – how to make the best of it!

Whether you are doing a small move, large move, and an extensive life overhaul move, moving is moving and it disrupts the nest. This difference when we move between humans and dogs is, a human is thinking about and planning the move for months if not longer, and is mentally preparing the possibilities and transition,…

A Clarification of Sorts

I totally get why many pet owners, correction based trainers, and back yard trainers,  cringe when someone says they are a ‘positive reinforcement trainer’. I get it. And just for clarification – positive and negative in training terms are mathematical in nature, not emotional. Positive refers to ‘adding’, and Negative refers to ‘subtracting’. However, for…

Is it for health, or is it just marketing?

This will be short and sweet. If you follow any type of conventional vaccine schedule for your cat, dog, or horse for that matter, you are trading a ‘maybe’ acute disease that they currently don’t have and maybe will never get, for lifelong chronic issues, or the side effect known as ‘death’. Please know that…

Stumbling Over the Truth

It isn’t hard for me to go about my day. I don’t have the luxury to sleep in, role lazily out of bed, or hang in the kitchen and drink coffee. I kind of hit the ground running with chores, chores that I love and ones that give me purpose. I have a list of…

VAXXED The Movie … a review and a reminder, from me to you

My husband went to the movies with me last night. If I say nothing else, this really says it all. The End. But I like talking to you all so let me fill you in. I have been following the conversation, the controversy, and the clips from the movie VAXXED since April. An official selection…