Connection through curiosity

Connection through curiosity

Photo by Ruth Nielsen If you’ve ever longed for connection with your dog but aren’t sure what that looks like or how to get it, this blog’s for you! With some dogs connection comes easier than others. My connection with Indie seemed to be instant – she has...
Borrowing from Teddy & Brene

Borrowing from Teddy & Brene

I recently shared one of my all-time favorite quotes with the handlers in the  Q-Confidence Masterclass. I consider it a sports quote, but really it’s an excerpt from a speech given by former President Teddy Roosevelt in Paris in 1910 following a year of travel:...
Give her a break already! (Your dog, that is)

Give her a break already! (Your dog, that is)

Back when I was a horse girl, it was not only normal, but expected that we would give our horses regular breaks. Three weeks off after a long set of shows, a month or two off after a season, a whole week in between shows. They got tuned out as much as possible and...
Get off the strugglebus

Get off the strugglebus

People love an underdog. In movies, in books, on the small screen … we cheer for the little guy or the girl in the back of the room to finally get the glory they deserve. We love this archetype because it’s rooted in fairness, in being able to believe that it all...