This blog is a tribute to Belle, and all the dogs who have come before and after. They are my friends, my companions, my teachers and my students. They bring me both joy and heartache, laughter and tears. There is nothing as sweet as the smell of puppy breathe, and nothing as sad as the final goodbye.

Thursday, October 27, 2016



    all about love...
       and food...
          and tennis balls

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Training with treats

Training tip: 

It is important to eventually eliminate the treat as a visible lure. Do, however, continue to use them on an  intermittent schedule. Your dog works harder not knowing when he will be treated and you don't develop a dependency on treats as a training tool.

Why Dogs Bite


You were a warrior in your past life! You're strong, determined, dedicated, and willing to sacrifice for what you believe in. Your past life was very difficult and full of struggle, but you were incredibly courageous and achieved a great deal. There's a fire within you that will take you far in life. You may have had some rough patches already in this life, but rely on your inner warrior because nothing can stop 


Summertime, with an eye on the dogs.