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Evolution of a $7,855 indoor/outdoor kennel

When I bought my 1967 ranch house in 2012, sight-unseen, I wasn’t even aware it had a walk-out basement on one end. After buying the house, I had the yard fenced for $7000, of which about $1000 was used to extend along the side of the house where the walk-out basement exited. Issue #1: Savvy… Continue reading Evolution of a $7,855 indoor/outdoor kennel

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Copper’s amazing adventures: Week 2

Copper had a very full second week post-adoption. After all, after spending her first 7 months as a stray in rural KY, she has a lot of catching up to do before she has a sports career or performs on stage. This week included everything from hiking through the “wilderness” and tracking lessons… to visiting… Continue reading Copper’s amazing adventures: Week 2

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Copper’s first week post-adoption

Copper has had a very exciting first week. We spent about 80% of our training time teaching her how to use food-dispensing toys and getting her to relax in her crate enough to enjoy them and stop the extended shrieking. She is doing great, and today was her first day without a single bark during… Continue reading Copper’s first week post-adoption

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Oh no, not another haircut already!

I’ve been shaving Dash every 4 weeks for about a year now. He normally has a gorgeous long coat. My reasons for shaving him are that it is more hygienic, prevents him accumulating burrs/dirt/leaves/mulch in his coat while outdoors, but mostly because his ear hair used to tangle in everything. It tangled around collars, leashes… Continue reading Oh no, not another haircut already!

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Dash’s first kayaking trip

Our good friends Talia and Abdul visited from their university in Rhode Island, and we decided to try out kayaking in one of the many Madison (WI) lakes today. The kayak place allowed dogs, so Dash came along for his first kayak ride–actually, it was a first for all four of us! This followed Dash’s… Continue reading Dash’s first kayaking trip

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Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park

Even circus dogs have to relax, so Dash and I just spent 4 days at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. Though they have 600 camping spots, there was still plenty of privacy and nature. Lots of people came up to meet us and ask what breed Dash was, and complimented his great manners.… Continue reading Camping at Devil’s Lake State Park