construction, demo, kill the navy blue! days 3 & 4

Thank you to our many visitors in the past two days, even you wise crackers asking for medical marijuana for your hang nails! Friendly faces and mini tours put some awesome energy into this space! So we are moving along at a pace that makes me smile. I am so excited about the progress and…

say what you mean, mean what you say

Several years ago I was at a conference in Portland and had the opportunity to listen in on a session with Kay Laurence. I had followed her on line through videos and articles, but I had never seen or met her in person. What a treat! She was one of my earlier influences when I…

the SCENT PROJECT – happy 1 year anniversary!

Hard to believe it has been a full year that our Aroma Mists have been out and available to the public. A huge Thank You to our clientele, both furry and non furry alike, and to those curious enough to try our products. This post is long over due, but since it’s our anniversary, it’s…

Ready, Set, Hike! DVD

My Ready, Set, Hike! DVD launched this morning. It was produced by the lovely family at TawzerDog… A great way to start the day … more info ” Join Nancy Tanner, for a day of training and discussion, to prepare you and your dog for back country hiking and wilderness first aid … Ready, Set,…

hiking tip #6 – special considerations

This is the final post in this series. Happy and safe hiking! tip #6 – Right of Ways – when you are out hiking with your dog always pull off the trail (as far as you need) to anything, bigger, faster, or louder. If in doubt, pull off the trail with your dog anyway, be…

hiking tip #5 – wilderness first aid

The best first aid tip I ever received was, “be prepared & prevent accidents with good choices”. And it should be just that simple. If you’re an avid hiker it’s a good idea to take a Wilderness First Aid course. So far my experience has been that they are all really fun, have great instructors,…

hiking tip #4 – your day pack

When hiking with your dog you don’t need a lot of gear, in fact I prefer lite hiking. But you should consider carrying the essentials if you are going out for an hour or more. The first step in prevention is being prepared. tip #4 a day pack – a simple top loader or a…

hiking tip #3 – trail/seasonal choices

Just because you live near a trail doesn’t necessarily make it the right trail choice for you and your dog. When considering where and when to go hiking with your dog you need to make some thoughtful choices. Well meaning friends and family might ask you to come hiking with them, always consider what’s best…

hiking tip #2 – essential trail skills

As in everything, it’s important to practice skills before you need them. Preparing yourself and your dog for an enjoyable and safe hike means practicing trail skills long before you ever hit the dirt into the back country. These are the behaviors we teach in our Ready, Set, HIKE! program. I believe all dog/owner teams…

heading east

Every spring we load two kids and four dogs into my car and head east. Why? Well I have a mini van and we all fit! Eastern Montana is pretty cool really, especially in the early spring when everything is just barely waking up. Cool, crisp and open for as far as you can see,…