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What’s Your Story

Recently I haven’t been feeling right. Something was off, just wasn’t sure what it was…. As always, listen to the universe and the answer will come. Yesterday I picked a…

Failure Is My Friend

Failure is a word that has a bad bad bad rap. I mean the poor word really did get the short end of the stick. People just have it all…
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Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship. It’s a word we hear often. It’s written in every AKC competition catalog. It’s bandied about in professional sports. Lots of people have different opinions on it. We know…

Musings on Drive and Arousal

When I first learned to train for competition obedience, all problems were solved with more “drive”. “Drive” being loosely defined as getting the dog as “high” (aroused) as possible, i.e.,…

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

We are, on the whole, a pretty pessimistic society. We focus on what is going wrong, what went wrong and what could potentially go wrong. Which means, inevitably, things are…
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Sticky Labels

Labels. That’s a sticky topic in the best of times. A landmine in current times. Because I’m not adept at navigating minefields, I’ll look at it in dog terms. We…
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One Small Act of Kindness

Yesterday I went to the grocery store to pick up my usual items. I wasn’t concerned they would be out.  People aren’t fighting over brussel sprouts and salmon…  I went…
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Opinions

Yes, I have opinions on a lot of things.  If you are interested, I’ll share them.  But be clear, that’s all they are.  Just my opinions.  I’m sure you have…
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