Category Archives: Fear

Protect Your Puppy

This Saturday, I was walking Kyber at the park. We were walking lakeside off the usual path we take and walked by a gentleman seated on a bench with his dog. As I passed him with Kyber, the guy called … Continue reading

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Empathy

Dogs are not the same as people. They experience the world with scent as their primary sense versus the visual input we humans rely most heavily on. They have instincts that differ from ours. Their worldview is very different than … Continue reading

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Champion

I wasn’t sure it was even possible. . .but I figured we might as well give it a try. I’d always wanted Risa to earn her championship in freestyle. We were two legs shy of it in WCFO freestyle before … Continue reading

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You’re the rock in my roll

“You’re good for my soul; it’s true. I’m head over boots for you.” – Jon Pardi Ten years ago today it all began. A journey for which I’ll always be grateful. I adopted Risa today back in 2006. A decade … Continue reading

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The Impossible Dream

Last Saturday, Risa earned her RAE title in AKC Rally. For those not familiar with the qualifications, a dog must compete at both the Advanced and Excellent level at the same trial and qualify in both (at least 70 points … Continue reading

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