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Jane Goodall

What a wonderful interview with one of my idols, Jane Goodall!!

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“Love Ya!”

Everything comes to an end – a great ride, a long walk with the dogs, and your purring cat gets up and leaves the bed at some point… What’s important, which we often forget to cherish, is how things come to an end.

When I finish working with a horse I take a moment to just enjoy hanging out and maybe hand out a carrot or two with a scratch. Plus my dogs always get a long walk and a game of fetch after some training.

This video is not directly about animals, as the cowboy said himself, but he might as well be talking about ending a training session. It’s important to say bye to those we love. As sad as it is, we never know when we’ll see someone again, and it doesn’t matter how old or healthy you are! But the same goes for animals.

Even if your ride didn’t go as well as you’d hoped for, I find it important to show your horse you still care, you love them and that it’s no one’s fault how things turn out. Leave the place with a good feeling.

So this short video came from Cowboy Dressage (well, their FaceBook page posted it – don’t know where the video came from!) and it just warms my heart!

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Wie sieht das Leben mit einem Blindenführhund aus?

Hier erzählt Herr Sachse-Schüler ein bisschen über sein Leben mit einem Blindenhund. Seinen zweiten Blindenführhund, Sam, erhält er von mir.


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Pat Parelli Lecture

Here’s a nice video from Pat’s trip to the Colorado University. For those of you not too familiar with the Parelli’s, this might give you a better idea!


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Luca Moneta

Luca Moneta is one of the rare horsemen who have successfully competed, while sticking to natural principles (horsemanship). He always puts his horse first. I absolutely adore his work, even though I am absolutely not a fan of show jumping. He takes on challenging horses, works with them using his horsemanship, and takes them to high level competitions.

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Inspiring, no??

And not an easy task. I have been following Moneta over the years – I remember reading about him when he was first working with the Parellis. He went to a few of their tours to make presentations, as well. I don’t think he’s as active in the “Parelli world” anymore, but I still read every article I see about him and watch all of his videos.

Here’s a recent interview with Luca Moneta that I just love!


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NEW Video Training Guide Dog!

Hey, made a video today while training one of my dogs to be a guide dog for the blind.

Take a look at the video and tell me what you think in the comments below!


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NEW Video – Doggy Sunshine

Here is the latest new video that my boyfriend and I made with my dog this past week.


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The ONE Thing…

Sometimes, at our best, we have that one thing, that one element, that we haven’t grasped or followed through with.

The man in the video might not be directly talking about animals, but it’s some good brain food for all parts of life.

Some people have a wonderful understanding and relationship with their horse. They’re nice and soft but there’s one thing that’s missing. The energy! Enthusiasm and responsiveness are missing. Others have the exact opposite situation and can’t seem to get a handle on how much energy they have. With them, the communication and relationship is missing.

Since watching this clip, I can’t get it out of my head when I’m faced with a situation. I always have to figure out what that “one thing” is that might be standing in my way. It’s a simplified way of viewing the bigger picture.

Instead of thinking, “I have to do this and this and this…” I think, “Well I’ll try this one thing out and see if that’s what’s been missing.” If my horse isn’t being responsive, or my dog, I might see if they are motivated enough. Do I have less “problems” after I’ve motivated them a bit? Or do I need to work on them being more calm? Or get their attention more on me?

Sometimes we have all the pieces lined up but we still have this one thing that we can’t figure out to finish the big picture. And that’s what makes life fun.


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NEW Video On Walking Off-Leash

Made this video today, starring my new Poodle, on how to walk off-leash.

So many dogs hear the click of the leash as a cue to burst off running and completely disconnect with their human. Here are some ideas of what you can do to prevent this kind of behavior from ever forming. The leash coming off doesn’t mean they can head for the hills!

WE walk our dogs – not the leash. So taking off the leash is just that. Not a command for them to leave your side.

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New Video!


I haven’t posted this video yet?! This was filmed earlier this week – mowgli and the rest of the pack!

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