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Calmness Strategy

Why can’t my dog calm down? I take them on long hikes and runs on the beach and then at home, after a short nap, they’re up again pinging around the house. Dogs, unfortunately, aren’t automatically calm, they don’t come out of the box that way. They need to be taught this just like any … Read more Calmness Strategy

New Loose Leash Walking Class

Introducing a brand new class for stress free walks and hikes. Leash walking is not natural for your dog and often times we (the humans) struggle against all the environment has to offer: squirrels, cars, children, bikes, and dogs just to name a few. These environmental enrichments prove to be way more entertaining and enticing … Read more New Loose Leash Walking Class

Why Scent Work?

There are so many good reasons to do scent work (often referred to as nose work) with your dog, it’s hard for me to pick just a few but I’ll try. I’ve only done a few sports other than scent work with my dogs. We participated in agility, rally, parkour and tricks. But there is … Read more Why Scent Work?

Backup

We don’t often think about the backup behavior when teaching our dogs the basics. However, backup can come in very handy, basically anytime you need your dog to get out of the way. For instance if they are crowding the door, you can ask them to back up, If you are coming into the yard … Read more Backup

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About Me

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family but this blog is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you!

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