How Well do You Fail? The Single Concept That Can Transform Your Training

The dog pulled hard against the collar, straining as her owner fought to maintain her grip. A bike passed by and the dog shrieked with frustration, launching harder, trying desperately to take her frustration out on all of the wheels constantly zooming by. “Heel!” the owner called, stress and irritation seeping into her tone. But

K9 Van Life

#K9VanLife – The Pilot Episode

Yesterday, our epic road trip (the Pilot Episode) came to an end. (If you haven’t heard about it yet, you can read about it here). We traveled to 21 states (+ Washington DC) in 15 days with 14 dogs in tow before returning home. And I’ll be totally honest with you. I completely underestimated what

Malinois laying next to bones

Experience Matters: Why I Don’t Feed My Dogs a Raw Diet

I don’t feed my dogs raw. GASP! I know. It’s kind of a big deal. And I may get totally obliterated by the Internet Bullies, but by now, I’ve gotten used to it. Here’s the thing. My dogs… they are my entire life. They are my best friends, and they form the foundation of my

I Chose Wrong – What to Look for When Hiring a Dog Trainer

Let’s face it, as dog training evolves, new dog trainers seem to be popping up daily. You’ve got the holistic compassion based trainers, the force-free movement, the edgy trainers who challenge the landscape and the progressives who are continually trying to evolve. You’ve got the behaviorists and balanced trainers, the sport trainers and the working