Saturday, October 24, 2015


Three years ago today we lost Smokey. He was 11 and a half. Best. dog. ever. He was a Pyrenees and we also had his sister Mary who died 6 mos later. They were fun as pups and great as adult dogs. Smokey was more laid back and Mary was a little mischievous. They loved the outside and wanted to be there always. You had to beg them to come in. They were the original LGD's for me. I understand a lot more about LGDs now and will always have one. They have a big, deep bark, sometimes too much but we always felt safe. Mary and Mo are running over the Rainbow Bridge now, barking it up, playing with our other dogs that have passed that were their friends at my home. At least that's what I like to believe. We miss you, Mo Mo. Love, your mom forever.   

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Newsletter out!

Fall Newsletter finally out. Whew. Lots to tell you. And me and Rocky/Batman are taking a road trip out to Missouri to see my mom over Thanksgiving. He's 15 years old. In pretty good health for an old guy. I will post pics and tell about our journey here, FB and Instagram. Stay tuned. It will be fun!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gimme Five!

We are all busy. Jobs, kids, school, dogs, yard work, and the list goes on and on. But if you don't take the time to train your dog, he'll be a wild Hellion the rest of his life. And that's no good.

Here's a solution I read in my emails today that makes SO much sense. Five minutes a day. Surely we can carve out that much for our canine companion. Of course you can do more. But just gimme five. A day.

Start with a couple minutes of play-whatever your dog loves. Then five minutes of training, follow that with a couple minutes more of play. And there you go. By starting and ending with play, you are making it fun for both of you and less of a chore. And the time will zip by. I predict that your sessions will get longer or more frequent as you two have the time of your lives training.  

Gimme five minutes! Try it for a week. Try at different times of the day, before your dog eats, before bed, on a walk, while watching TV (put the movie on pause and take a break). I'll do it with you and tell me what success you have. I can't wait to hear!