A Sense of Calm

A Sense of Calm

I feel there is a sense of calm amidst the strange, but necessary event that we are all faced with. A sense of peacefulness, stillness, and silence surrounds us all, if we just stop to breathe. It’s like humankind is experiencing a re-birth, and we’re in the few short...
Learning from Street Dogs

Learning from Street Dogs

Last week, I spent 7 days in Guatemala with two of our students from the Canine Enrichment Academy (CEA). I’ve been documenting street dogs, free-roaming dogs, and village dogs in developing countries for two decades now, and the idea of hosting a Street Dog Retreat...
Dogs Need Connection, Not Socialization

Dogs Need Connection, Not Socialization

For years, I’ve found myself in conflict with our claim that dogs need socialization. I know you’ve been told your dog needs socialization. You’ve read this all over the internet and it’s in every “how to train a dog“ book. But, what if we re-framed the “need” to say,...

A Tree, A Flower, A Dog

I’m returning from quite a journey, having spent the last three weeks in England – and part of it in Italy. We were there for the Christmas holiday and New Year’s. But, that’s not the journey I’m talking about. It’s the journey no person, place, or thing can...
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays? For many in our industry, today is certainly not a “happy” holiday.   With this holiday comes so much stress. Kennels full, facilities overcrowded beyond their designed occupancy, staff over-worked and exhausted, and for many dogs, this is their...
Drawing Inspiration Means Experiencing Things Differently

Drawing Inspiration Means Experiencing Things Differently

Learn By Observing the World Around You It’s always been of great importance for me to travel to developing countries where I gain tremendous inspiration from observing dogs living in their most natural way. To me, it’s like a dance between the essence and existence...