Book Review: “Plenty in Life is Free” by Kathy Sdao

I read a lot of books, but it’s rare that I get excited about a dog book.  I find that the information in them is typically either inaccurate or dumbed down, and I just can’t tolerate that long enough to turn all the pages.  Generally speaking, two kinds of dog books capture my interest; philosophical-reflection-type books written by excellent … More Book Review: “Plenty in Life is Free” by Kathy Sdao

For Strauss, the Mightiest Mouse I’ve Ever Met

Last week tragedy struck my little dog training community.  My good friend Kassey lost her four year old miniature wirehaired dachshund, rather suddenly, to causes still unknown.  His name was Strauss, and his short life will forever be a reminder to all of us that there is no such thing as “just a dog.” I can’t … More For Strauss, the Mightiest Mouse I’ve Ever Met

What to Expect from a Dog Training Professional

I find in my work that people are hesitant to call a dog trainer for help with their dog for a variety of reasons.  Most dog owners never hire a dog trainer (though that is changing in some areas, thankfully).  This resistance to getting help illuminates larger problems with society (people are also hesitant to seek help … More What to Expect from a Dog Training Professional