How To Keep Your Crazy Dog From Jumping Off The Boat

What’s the most common question people ask when they see Honey on board? “How do you keep your dog from jumping off the boat?” The answer is a few parts training and a few parts management. Oh, and a whole bunch of luck.

30 Best Cheap And Safe Dog Treats From The Supermarket

If you’ve been paying attention, you probably think the pet food aisle of your supermarket is the worst place to buy dog treats. You’d be right. But if you stay away from the pet food aisle, you can find dozens of healthy, inexpensive, and safe dog treats in your grocery store.

How to Transform Separation Anxiety On A Boat

You may know the signs your dog is anxious when you leave him alone in the house. But what does separation anxiety look like when your house moves? And how do you transform separation anxiety to strengthen your relationship with your boat dog?

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. Honey’s confidence has grown tremendously since we’ve been living on the boat. 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. And the training I need is in how to trim my dog’s too long nails.

I Love Being The Same Age As My Dog

After eight years, she has finally caught up. When I calculate Honey’s age in dog years,  she 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?