His eyes always shined with happiness and his face had a perma-grin! The joy he approaches life with is something I hope we can all adapt. … More Pure joy even through adversity
I was embarrassed as a dog trainer that people within our profession can be so small minded. Here is someone, in desperate need of a service dog and help getting that dog to be able to save their life one day and we are worried about changing up a couple words that will make life simpler for them? More so I was ashamed as a human. … More I question humanity at times.
Is it against the law to walk your dog unleashed? What about my service dog, do I have to keep it attached at all times? The law is clear where service animals are concerned. … More The state of the leash.
Being a dog trainer requires a certain level of patience, resilience and creativity. You will come across a dog that challenges you in ways others have not. This line of thinking can also transfer into dealing with people as well. … More Lessons for life from a dog trainer.
To choose giving the gift of a puppy requires a big commitment for everyone involved. You will need to commit to proper care and feeding, exercise, interaction and (hopefully) even training. … More Oh How Cute, a puppy for Christmas!!
Even though we will have the loss to deal with eventually, it’s those precious memories that we recall with fondness. The special times and all the happiness and joy that only a furry companion can bring to our lives. … More The loss of a furry friend.
As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us are planning on or are already spending time with loved ones. Maybe we are staying true to tradition, maybe we are starting our own new ones. Whatever we do, we are creating memories and moments that will stay with us for a very long time. This year, as with … More Thanks and giving
I often get asked how can you tell if a dog is really a service dog? Can that 4 lb Chihuahua really be helping someone or do they just want their dog with them everywhere they go? One identifier is the behavior of the dog. A professionally trained service dog will behave accordingly, they will not be … More Service dogs and proper public behavior
As another week is wrapping itself up, I would like to take a moment and talk about rescue dog’s and some issues you may encounter when opening your home and heart to one. This week I received a phone call from a couple, they recently acquired a chihuahua that had some issues. The dog had … More Rescued from a good home – an oxymoron or some hidden truth?
Another week has come and gone, Friday is upon us and hopefully we are making plans to spend good quality time with friends and family. If you are like me, some of those are of the furry nature! I get to see one of my favorite Boxers on Saturday, get our weekly play/train session in. I … More Welcome Weekend – its Finally Friday!!