Tag: dog training

Crossing Over: from Dog Owner to Dog Trainer

I had every intention of telling this story first.  But each time I tried to write it, I discovered that it’s impossible to honestly and carefully condense almost two and half years of angst into a sweet, simple blog post.  This story is important.  This dog changed my life.  I’d like you to meet my sweet Rose Marie and tell you how I traveled the road from dog owner to dog trainer. Continue reading “Crossing Over: from Dog Owner to Dog Trainer”

Fostering Elidee

As many of you know, I am a foster failure; but I am also a foster success- twice.  Many people ask me, “Don’t you get attached?” along with, “How do you give them up?” The answers are ‘Yes’ and ‘It’s hard’.

I foster because I love dogs.  (How I got involved fostering is a subject for a whole separate post.) Quite often, the fosters that come through my doors are in pretty sad shape, so of course my heart gets involved.  And even though Rational Brain has told Heart,  ‘stay out of this… do not get involved.’  Heart does not listen.  Ever.

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