Willy: The Blue Heeler

    After 6 months I finally got another dog. And this one is awesome! His name is Willy. He is a Blue Heeler (aka: Australian Cattle Dog). The only thing I know about Willy is that he's a DOC drop-out. That means he was training to become a drug sniffing dog, but didn't make … Continue reading Willy: The Blue Heeler

Dogs Help Children Develop Strong Immune Systems

    Did you know that children who live with dogs are more likely to be healthier than those who don't. Children with dogs get more exercise than children who live without dogs? They also spend more time laughing and being happy. But wait, it gets better! According to numerous studies, children with dogs in … Continue reading Dogs Help Children Develop Strong Immune Systems


  Its been an honor and a privilege working with Rolo over the past 10 weeks. He taught me just as much as I taught him. The graduation ceremony takes place in the visiting room. The center of the room is cleared out, and all the tables and chairs are set up around the perimeter. … Continue reading ROLO GRADUATES!

Adopting A Dog

    Adopting a dog will change your life. I know because it has changed mine. I don't actually adopt, I just work with dogs and get them ready for adoption. In doing so, I reap tremendous life changing benefits. I'm in a program called Freedom Tails. For 10 weeks I live with a dog … Continue reading Adopting A Dog


  I've been putting in some serious hours training my dog, Rolo. And it's definitely paying off. I train him in increments based on his focus level, stubbornness, and body language. Even "superdogs" like Rolo get burnt out and need a break. That's when I say, "Let's go play!" I let him play for a few minutes, … Continue reading Rolo

Rolo Arrives

    I got a new dog named, Rolo. He's a 1 year old, 17 pound, young, energetic, highly intelligent, Jack Russell Rat Terrier. He has zero name recognition and doesn't know any commands. They say he was a stray that got picked up off the streets. The first thing I taught him was: HEEL and … Continue reading Rolo Arrives

Yahoo Leaves

    I had him for 76 glorious days. In that time, I witnessed an impressive transformation. He went from a dog that didn't even know his name, or any basic commands, to a dog that obeys all his commands and even learned a couple new tricks. At 3pm a Sargent came to my cell and … Continue reading Yahoo Leaves