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Chicken Training

We trained baby chicks to better understand dog training! Animals require in-the-moment feedback, motivation is key (not all dogs have the same motivation), and having an end goal with your training will make sure the path you’re on will get you there.

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work in Dog Training!

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Help a Dog Relax

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How do you measure a life?

Faith and Family

How to Introduce a New Baby to Your Dog

Faith and Family

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For the past 5 years, Jason and I have intentionally planned our entire year in advance.  Yes, you read that right.  The ENTIRE year!  You may think that sounds insane, but it really does work for us.  Some effort upfront and we reap the benefits all year long! Tips for Planning Your Year in Advance […]

How to Plan Your Family’s Year in Advance

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Dog doing nothing on place

I feel drawn to stillness.  To slowing down.  Which may seem the opposite of the popular January themes of planning, productivity, and to-do lists.  Although I’m definitely a big fan of planning and productivity (more to come on how we plan the entire year for our family of 10 while on our couple’s planning retreat), […]

Slow Down.  Accomplish More by Doing Less.

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Kennels, Crates, Dog Runs, and Play Pens can all have their appropriate and helpful use in training your dog, but some of these tools are WAY more useful than others. These words are often used interchangably, making their meanings confusing. Let’s clear up the meaning of each and then, more importantly, the best use of […]

Using Kennels, Crates, Dog Runs, and Play Pens in Dog Training

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Focus Kills Chaos

Finding what to focus on as an entrepreneur is my biggest struggle, which is ironic since teaching dogs to focus is what we do. My husband Jason and I are dog trainers by profession. In our programs we only teach functional obedience that improve relationships and the dog’s overall state of mind. How we do […]

Finding Focus as an Entrepreneur: Lessons from Training Dogs

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Getting a new puppy and teaching the puppy to be calm and have less stress

By Austin Smoot. My wife Ruby and I had an agressive, stressed out dog on our hands and Jason helped us understand why and how to calm our stressed dog Theo. After what he taught us, Theo became a happy, content companion. It truly changed everything! One of the biggest mindset shifts he helped us […]

Calm a Stressed Dog…You Get What You Pet

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A discussion on the root cause of why dogs incessantly jump on people.

My Dog Incessantly Jumps on People-HELP!

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Since it’s the year 2020, perhaps a good time for the phrase in principle hindsight’s 20/20.

Hindsight 20/20

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Craziness of craziness! There was an earthquake this morning! The value of building resilience in your dog.

Building Resilience in your Dog

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We aren’t changed by chance, we’re changed by choice! One lesson we can choose to learn from coronavirus.

Lessons from Coronavirus

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