What Can Frustration Teach You About Dog Training?

When I’m frustrated, my jaw tightens and I make aggravated, deep-throated utterances. When my dog Honey feels frustrated, she sits down and scratches. Frustration is our body’s way of telling us something. What does it teach us about dog training?

When You Need a Sign, It Will Appear. Just Not Before.

In my eighth year of blogging about Honey, I’m beginning to face her mortality. Unfortunately, it’s easy to live in the future instead of the present. I need to remember that the signs to help me navigate her life will appear when I need them. But not before.

Build Your Dog’s Confidence—How To Go From Mutt To Super Hero

Whether you’re headed to the vet or heading out to sea, a confident pup is a happy pup. We’ve done several things to build our dog Honey’s confidence. They aren’t making movies about her yet. But I swear that wearing her life jacket, she bears a striking resemblance to Wonder Woman.

When the Best Dog Training Is the Training That Doesn’t Happen

When Honey was a puppy, she had no idea what she was in for. She was going to be the subject of a training regimen usually only seen by service dogs. But sometimes the best dog training is the training that doesn’t happen. And it’s all because of our training mantra.

It’s Not The Dog That Needs Training—It’s Me

We’re early in a new year. Time to set training goals for my pup. But what more can I teach my Mary Poppins dog (practically perfect in every way)? Maybe it’s not the dog that needs training. Maybe it’s me.

I Love Being The Same Age As My Dog

After eight years, she has finally caught up. My dog Honey is about the same age as I am. And I love it. Would you?

Homeless? Wordless Wednesday

Do we look like we’re homeless? Or just hanging out?

Sick Day – Wordless Wednesday

Spent a sick day in bed yesterday. Do you think I got lonely?

8th Annual Pet Blogger Challenge (with commentary by Honey)

OMD, it’s that time again! Time to hang with my pet blogging peeps and try to be somewhat amusing for non-blogging readers. The pressure! The pressure! Can I do it?

Honey Learns To Fly (And Other Boat Dog Adventures In 2017)

Every crew member of sailing vessel Meander experienced big changes in 2017. But none more than Honey the boat dog who even learned to fly. Here’s what happened aboard Meander in 2017.