Hello and Welcome, Fellow Dog Lover!

Ice Cream with the Boys

Enjoying some ice cream with my boys ūüôā

Hey there! I’m Rachel, and I’m thrilled you’re here!

I’m really excited about this blog launch, and I’m so glad you’re here to be a part of it. I want to share¬†a common sense, no-frills approach to living an exciting life with your dogs.¬†Life is great, but life is way¬†better with dogs. Add some¬†adventure to that, and you just can’t beat it!

My ultimate goal is to help you strengthen the bond between you and your dog through adventure, curiosity, and excitement. I am very passionate about living life this way.

Why is this so important?

There are thousands of reasons! Here are my top two:

  1. Training is fruitless if you and your dog aren’t connecting on a personal level. This blog will pave that road for you.
  2. It’s overwhelmingly beneficial. You’ll be more active, less stressed, and re-energized. It’s a GREAT feeling!

My promise to you: I’m not going to waste your time. I see time as a precious, nonrenewable resource and I do not take it for granted. There’s a lot of redundant information and misinformation out there, and I promise not to offer anything to you that I haven’t found helpful myself.

A little about me:

I’ve been involved professionally with dogs for the last decade. I’ve had dogs¬†all my life and they have always¬†been my¬†priority. ¬†I live in Upstate SC with my three boys: two retired racing Greyhounds and a Great Pyrenees (who is currently on vacation with a good friend of mine). I love life, exploring, travel, and culture. I’m also a photographer. You can learn more about that part of me here.

Trigger, Dewty, and Big

Trigger, Dewty, and Big. Muddy and happy!

Here’s what I believe in:

  • Adopting a dog intended to be a pet is better than buying one from a breeder.
  • Dogs are¬†not humans. They need to be allowed to have fun do dog things.
  • Recall is the most important command you can teach your dog.
  • Lifelong learning. Everyone has something to teach.
  • Open hearts and curious minds.
  • Getting dirty¬†is good for you.

Have any questions? I want to hear from you!
I can be reached most efficiently through Facebook.

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Adventure and excitement awaits! Are you ready to get a little dirty?


On Top of a Mountain!

The boys and me on top of Table Rock in SC!