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Best foster puppies ever …

Best foster puppies ever …

There was a time, before this blog, before Facebook even (can you remember such a time? I barely can) when I spent a summer fostering two puppies. Those puppies were Sally's healthy brother and sister. Duncan Heinz and Sophie, as they came to be known, were amazing...

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Our normal dog …

Our normal dog …

Which dog do you think I am going to discuss here? You likely know it's not Dora - the quasi -feral wonder terrier. Even though yes, she very quickly learned a down when I realized it had never been a taught skill! Yen - the 7 year Toy American Eskimo who was in 5...

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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

The exercise of gratitude as an instrument for happiness has been known for years. Continuing studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, thankful attitude contributes to greater success in work, better health, peak performance in sports...

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7 Years of Yen

7 Years of Yen

Sometimes things just kind of sneak up on you. Facebook reminded me today that Yen arrived 7 years ago today. I don't think I blogged about her arrival then - though she is very present in the blog, as she is in life at the farm. She's feisty, fierce and a tiny...

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About Andrea

I help handlers and their animal companions find the joy in training and competing together... By focusing on the handler-half of the team! 

Whether you struggle with mental prep, planning, goal setting, or something else, I can help.