We walk, think, and dream dog...

Seems our dog brains rarely power down, and there has to be a depository for all our musings. We hope you enjoy this ongoing collection of our training thoughts, with a bit of CNC news thrown in here and there.

Darn Dog, I need to get this fixed!

  “I need to get this fixed and as soon as possible!” This is a statement we hear often from a prospective client when their dog has some sort of behavioral issue. They want their dog to behave differently but just don’t know where to start.  We understand, we were

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Setting Judgement Aside

Professional dog trainers and behavior consultants who use force-free methods are some of the most compassionate people I know. We couldn’t do this work if we didn’t care deeply and want the absolute best outcome in every situation. So it pains me to think about these same individuals judging their

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4th of July Safety for Your Dog

  The 4th of July holiday is fast approaching….mere days away! It saddens me each year on July 5th to read the numerous posts about dogs being lost on the 4th of July.  This can be prevented.  While you may want to take your furry friend with you to a fireworks event,

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Why Did I Get This Dog!

Last week I learned that our 5 year old Australian Shepherd, Cody, may have an autoimmune disease, perhaps Lupus.  We’ve been on a 2 year search to identify the cause of his chronic lameness, fevers of unknown origin and skin issues and have consulted a plethora of local veterinarians and

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Storm Phobias & Anxiety….not to be taken lightly

Many of our friends and clients know that we’ve been on a journey to identify solutions to relieve the severe anxiety our three year old Aussie, Cody, experiences during a thunderstorm.  We periodically discuss his situation in classes and private behavior consulting sessions in order to help others understand that

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Does Your Dog Have Country Dog Syndrome?

by Lisa Lyle Waggoner The joys of living a rural life in these beautiful mountains certainly feeds my soul in a hundred different ways.  I believe I can also safely say that my dogs would call life in these mountains “doggie heaven on earth,” as evidenced by the way they

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