Category Archives: the woof pack

Dogs – mine and other people’s – especially rescues, malinois, and belgians more generally.

Vocabulary, Commands and the Difference Between Hawkitt and Peeka

Hawkitt is a 4 year old Dutch Shepherd I adopted back in 2014. He is high drive, meaning he is [expletive deleted] relentless. One day he thought he had a shot at getting someone to play with him, so he … Continue reading

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Whitewater Dog Walking

Some people enjoy dog walks. I survive them. Each day when we arrive back home – INSIDE the house with all the dogs (because until we are inside with the door closed, all bets are off) – I breathe a … Continue reading

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A Dog Training Manual as Memoir

Eventually I will write this book. The whole thing. Not sure when “eventually” will turn into “soon” but it will happen. I’m sharing it now, prematurely, since the rest of the book hasn’t been written yet, as a way to … Continue reading

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Hawk

I’m jealous of my dog. Sure, sure: what a great life he has, now that he is rescued and not starving, freezing, running the streets and dumpster diving for a living. But that’s not what I mean. Yes, he has … Continue reading

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Boring Post about Dog Training

Alert: Boring blog post on dog training contained herein. If dog training bores you as much as it bores me, just keep scrolling. If, however, you want to hear about my miraculous success that occurred because I actually read a book … Continue reading

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Starry starry night

The pairing of bodies of water with stars is an ancient magic. Seafarers used the stars for navigation, but as I look across my pond at Moon Mountain I feel the blessing of open water as the counter point for … Continue reading

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No! Leave it! Come!

Based on the photos and stories I post, I suspect that many of my Facebook friends envision me enjoying the woods with my dogs rather like a spritely wood nymph, hopping from rock to rock, blissfully singing songs (Led Zeppelin … Continue reading

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