There is a trend in dog agility involving toy play that goes like this: your dog needs to play tug; he needs to play tug anytime, anywhere; if you give him the tug he must return it to you immediately; if you offer a tug to him, he isn’t allowed to say no thank you; … More Play with me, now.
When the dog that is your everything; the one that carried you through life changes, the one that grew with you, the one that slept heart-to-heart with you amidst loss is gone, you are left with an irreparable hole. There is absolutely nothing braver than opening your home and your life to another dog after … More The Stubborn Gladness of a New Dog
I am not short on ideas. What I am short on is energy. I am out of spoons, so to speak. So I am taking my own advice and sharing a few things with you that don’t require much of me, and I hope you enjoy it. I’ll be back in full force next week, unless … More Out of Spoons
There’s a divide in dog agility and it’s not between winners and losers; and not between pros and amateurs. The divide is more subtle, and it exists amongst all levels of people competing in this sport. It has nothing to do with the success or aspirations of the competitor; it has little to do with … More Tennis Racquets and Doubles Partners