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Love with Boundaries

Love with Boundaries

Most people get a pet for companionship. Someone to share their emotions with. Someone to care for in a way that understands our love. But what most people don’t understand is that love and a healthy relationship has boundaries. I often intercept these relationships...
A Guidance Story

A Guidance Story

Yesterday a friend of mine came over to walk our dogs together on the land to help my puppy, Goon. See Goon struggles with meeting new dogs. She shows fearfulness at first when she SEES a new dog. Note that the SEE is important. But once she calms, she starts to use...
The Problem Between Owner and Pet

The Problem Between Owner and Pet

There are multiple reasons why a dog and owner struggle to find harmony in their relationship. Sometimes it’s just the wrong fit, be it personality or breed. Sometimes it’s medical reasons, but most of the time it stems from a frustrated relationship. I have found...
The Furniture Debate

The Furniture Debate

Allowing pets on the furniture There’s a point during a consultation with a client where they’ll sigh and reprimand themselves for allowing their dog on the furniture. They’ll go on how they’re bad owners and that they’re the reason for their dog’s bad behavior. While...