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The Blue Tarp

Ask a troubleshooter in any profession: what’s the most difficult type of problem to address? Hands down, it’s the intermittent problem, the thing that happens some of the time, unpredictably and with no clear antecedent. Sometimes it seems like X … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Well, well, well. 2017 was quite a year. But since we’re staring down 2018, I thought I’d share some holiday thoughts and wishes for you all. I hope you get to enjoy yourselves thoroughly throughout the holiday season. Go ahead … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Even the dogs dislike walking through blackberries. You can’t really walk through them; it’s more of a stumble-and-try-not-to-use-your-hands-to-steady-yourself gait as layers of dead canes crosshatch the ground beneath and tender green daggers grow up in between. Uneven, stabby, treacherous travel… … Continue reading

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On Failure

I feel like a failure regularly. While some of you real dog trainers are yelling “that’s because you are!” many of you are nodding your heads in sympathy and camaraderie. Some of the failures are laughable blips – you don’t … Continue reading

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Little Tonshi – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Little Tonshi needs a new foster or adoptive home. She has been with us on Bramley Mountain since February. We nursed her through heartworm treatment and her spay surgery. We’ve gotten to know her, and we’ve gotten attached. But she cannot … Continue reading

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How to Hike With A Human Guest Post By Peeka Mouse

I sat down to write this post, but Peeka head butted me out of the way and started typing. Fine. I’ll drink coffee and look out the window instead. Thanks for the time off, Peeka! Mama saided she wanted to … Continue reading

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In the Beginning – an excerpt

Another teaser from the dog training book that isn’t a dog training book… In the Beginning I warned you that this is not a dog training book, and here’s an extended NOT dog training section. You can skip it. I’ll … Continue reading

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