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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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It’s Usually Not About You

It’s Usually Not About You

Two people sent me similar ideas for a post in less than 24 hours. That's unusual - though much welcomed! They asked me to look at other people's contributions to us, and how to handle ourselves when that other person is offering varied, different and perhaps even...

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Makin’ it work …

Makin’ it work …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwwPmNWQfIY Takes a little time .. It's amazing this world we live in now - the internet brings us information, ideas, skill development classes, webinars, workshops, FB groups, articles, blog posts ... the information overload is real...

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About Andrea

I help handlers and their animal companions find the joy in training and competing together... and being the best they can be! 

Whether you struggle with mental prep, planning, goal setting, or something else, together we will get your sails set the direction you want to go.