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

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

Rolo

  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

The 6 AM Shakedown

    Early in the morning, I was awoken by a soft gentle knock on my cell door. I thought I was dreaming. Then my dog, Yahoo, made it clear that this was no dream. He started barking at the officer who was knocking on my door. I jumped out of my top bunk and opened … Continue reading The 6 AM Shakedown

My 14th NA Meeting

    Prison is full of drama, negativity, and hate. But thanks to programs like NA, prison also offers hope, time to reflect, time to heal, and plenty of time for rehabilitation. Some of the tools I'm finding from within NA are very effective and powerful. They go beyond addiction and can be applied by … Continue reading My 14th NA Meeting