Adoption Counseling

Adoption Counseling

We have a new dog in the family! I had the privilege of accompanying my cousin to our local animal shelters to find his new best friend. He’s never lived with a dog, his parents didn’t have dogs growing up so he only had my train wrecks to play with. (I...
The Conflict of Expectation

The Conflict of Expectation

In my last post, I wrote about my hobby: Dog Sports. In this post, I want to let you in on a bit of my human journey. When I was in my 20’s I was very active in rescue and dog events. I could be found promoting rescues and the idea that pitbulls in shelters were...
May the Reinforce be with you

May the Reinforce be with you

I think that was a title from a class I took recently. Reinforcement is a big word for a very easy concept. But one that is usually overlooked. Reinforcement in dog training simply means pay your dog. Dog does something, reinforce it. If your dog sits during a...
Adding a dog: the Multi-dog household

Adding a dog: the Multi-dog household

This is a popular time of the year to think about making the jump to a multi-dog household. Is it the right time for you and your family? There are a few things you should consider before you bring home another 4 legged friend. Is your current dog...