But in December we had a really awkward trial where he seemed over faced, an emotion/state of mind he very rarely gives in to. We were able to make lemonade out of lemons that day and at the end of the day he still left feeling pretty OK about the whole thing, but I was concerned ("concerned" in this context meaning freaked out because I thought I was ruining/had already ruined my dog).
This year we have so many things to be thankful for. Sioux and Ernie arrived. We discovered nose work and Roo competed in (and won a few classes!) his very first trial. Bam became our new cousin/nephew and Charlie officially became our new uncle/brother-in-law. I am so very thankful for my family and for my dogs!
My job has some pretty cool dog mom perks. In addition to being able to bring a dog or two into the office occasionally, I get to work on and direct the philanthropy project. I am so fortunate to work for a company who puts their money where there mouth is, so to speak, in... Continue Reading →
People always laugh when I say bringing a little, cute, outgoing dog to an event is good for business, but it's true.
Now that we're getting to a place with all the dogs where everyone can be productively trained at home, new challenges have arisen. For the most part, the place that we go to for class (which we affectionately refer to as "school") is somewhat sterile. I call it sterile in the sense that there's not... Continue Reading →
I am so lucky in that most of the time I travel for work I can bring a dog or two with me. Most of the venues I go to or set up at are dog friendly.
I've been MIA for the past couple weeks for good reason - my sister's wedding! I had a fantastic time (it was a destination wedding on a beach - how could I NOT have a good time?) but knowing that I would be out of the country for almost a week and completely dogless made... Continue Reading →