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.

Chronic Conditions or Here We Go Again

I’ve put off writing this blog entry for a long time. Partly because I was hoping to write once I had all the answers; I still don’t. The other reason I’ve delayed is because I haven’t felt like it. Literally. … Continue reading

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Average Joe

(Before I delve into the meat of this post, I want to preface it with this: I am all for the preservation of natural abilities in dogs. I love nothing more than watching a dog “do it’s thing.” Whether it’s … Continue reading

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The Next Leg

It’s been almost 2 months since Risa left this world. Grief still washes over me from time to time. I still miss rubbing her neck ruff and placing my face where her muzzle met her head and just breathing in … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues

It’ll be 4 weeks tomorrow since I said our final “good bye.” It seems like no time at all and an eternity all at once. I’ve handled your passing better than I thought I would. Probably because I knew it … Continue reading

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The Final Lesson

“Risa” Veteran MF-GrCH Dancing Cavy’s Pain in the Butte W-FDM/MF MF-M Vet InS/E R-FE/N PCD BN RAE RL1 (AoE) RNX CA TKP CGC WCX3 January 10, 2004 (?) – October 9, 2018 It’s hard to believe over 12 years ago … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Back Problems, Canine Freestyle, Dog Sports, GI Issues, IVDD, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally, Reactivity, Thoughts, Training, Veterinarian | Leave a comment