A Dog Is Not A Child Or A Possession

Honey the golden retriever looks at a log.

Every so often someone feels compelled to tell dog people that they own their animals and did not give birth to them. And dog lovers respond with outrage. I sit back and think they’re both wrong. My dog is not my child or my possession.

That Look Of Love – Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever looks at a sandwich with love.

Every dog person knows that look of love…

How To Adopt The Perfect Dog

Honey the golden retriever with flowers.

How do you find the perfect dog for you? On reflection, I’m finding the process pretty similar to buying a boat. No, really. Keep reading and see if you don’t agree by the end.

If Dogs Are So Smart…

Honey the golden retriever with computer wearing a mortarboard hat.

Sometimes I’m astonished at how smart my dog Honey is. And other times?

Training Rewards For Every Dog

You could reward me for posing by putting the camera away and letting me finish my walk.

Click and treat. Click and treat. Do you always associate positive training with food treats? Because maybe there’s a better training reward for your dog.

Onward And Upward! Wordless Wednesday

Honey the golden retriever climbs a ladder.

If you asked me, I’d say Honey had poor rear leg awareness. But I took out my clicker and she did this:

How Long Should You Train Your Dog

Honey the Golden Retriever poses with the keel of a sailboat out of the water.

This post has affiliate links. Learn more here. How long does it take to train your dog to meet a challenge? I don’t know how long it takes you but let me show you how long we’ve been preparing Honey to live aboard a sailboat.

My Biggest Training Fail

Honey the golden retriever is a good trainer.

Honey loves it. It builds our relationship. And it’s a good way for both of us to train our brains. So why do I keep having such a huge training fail?

Make Adventures Where You Find Them

Honey the golden retriever with a glass ball.

Everyone wants pictures of Honey on tropical beaches and stories about living the nomadic life. Heck, one of my friends even hopes we’ll meet pirates. But even if we haven’t moved aboard a sailboat yet, we’re making adventures where we can.

Pictures That Raise More Questions Than They Answer

Honey the golden retriever sits on Pam's lap on a swing.

Some pictures have me scratching my head. I think they do the same for my dog Honey.

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