Category: dog training

I wander into the bedroom and find Maisie, as per usual, curled up in a small, compact ball, her chin on the heap that is my standard t-shirt and cargo shorts, carelessly thrown there after our morning walk. Her sumptuous…

Read the PostThe Protection Racket

A few weeks ago, when I was having a particularly rough morning all on my own (without any help from Maisie) we encountered another dog on our morning walk. We were on a section of the trail that stretches long…

Read the PostIt’s Not You, It’s Me.

Maisie and I are at the intersection of Champa and 17th Avenue in downtown Denver and we are both a little shell-shocked by the traffic and the noise and the people and the commotion. Maisie is a well-traveled dog —…

Read the PostTravels With Maisie, Part One

February 7 / / dog training
January 24 / / dog training

Maisie and I are going back to school. We’ve been slacking off a bit these past few months, what with my rekindled love of running and her learning that yes, she can have fun with other dogs at the dog…

Read the PostThere Is No Shortcut to Good Dog

September 20 / / dog training

Maisie and I are at the park with Will and his dog Sonya and we are reintroducing them after a week or two hiatus.  Sonya, a four year old rescued blue heeler mix, is the elder stateswoman, a role model…

Read the PostZen and the Art of Maisie Maintenance

September 6 / / dog training

I’m sitting on the sidewalk, holding little Maisie, and I can feel her heart damn near about to burst out of her chest, her panting short and clipped and agitated, her tongue (impossibly long for her tiny snout) dangling anxiously…

Read the PostWho You Calling Leash Reactive?