Mostly dogs and yoga,
but also yoga and dogs.
An evolving collection of essays, stories, reflections, and occasional disappointing wordplay.
New posts every other Thursday
A dear friend who also self-described as my “favorite troublemaker” recently wanted to hear my thoughts on “balanced training.” I thought that was a little bit hilarious because she knows perfectly well how I feel about punishment-based training, generally speaking (and yes, I know that so-called balanced training isn’t just based on punishment, but it… Continue reading Finding Balance
I missed posting on my every-other-week schedule the Thursday before last. I thought I might be able to squeeze one in, but there was just too much going on to sit down and write. The pack and I moved houses at the end of February: it was a fairly sudden & VERY fast move that… Continue reading Moving with (problem) dogs + identifying emotions + putting on your oxygen mask
Valentine’s Day is an interesting holiday that people tend to have very strong love or hate feelings about, and those feelings can change from year to year depending on the individual’s romantic life. Well, if you have a dog in your life, you will always have someone to be your valentine. Our dogs love us.… Continue reading Be Your Dog’s Valentine
Some time back, on a walk with Kit, a neighbor spotted us strolling along: Kit frequently looking up at me, making eye contact; me marking the behaviors I liked with a clicker and feeding him treats. She called out to us, “Looks like you have a really good dog, there!” I laughed and replied, “About… Continue reading A Really Good Dog
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