Author Archives: Jamie

About Jamie

I'm just a traditionally-trained artist with interests in dog training. I currently teach classes at the local obedience training club (tricks, freestyle, and Rally-FrEe) and I also teach classes professionally for an organization who helps veterans train their own service dogs.

Dog Training as Therapy

For me, dog training has always been a bit therapeutic. A way to challenge my skills, learn new things, and connect with my dog. A way to work my brain and learn more about how brains work in general. During … Continue reading

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New Plans

Nothing ever goes according to plan. Like most of the world, I’m on lockdown from the COVID-19 crisis. Dog training classes and trials are canceled. Parks are closed and or allowing limited access. We don’t know what’s coming next. There’s … Continue reading

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Gut Feelings

Kyu was diagnosed with IBD the end of July 2019. We were fortunate enough to become involved in a diet study featuring a new prescription diet not yet available in the United States. For an Rx kibble, it was actually … Continue reading

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Relationship

I often lament about my inability to create solid foundation behaviors for my dogs when it comes to dog sports. I’m constantly regretting the time I didn’t put into focus or engagement. How I jumped from step 1 to step … Continue reading

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Defining Moments

As a child, I always wanted to be a dog trainer. It was a silly dream for someone who had never owned a dog but it did eventually come to fruition. I started off as a hobby trainer and helped … Continue reading

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