Author: Joan Hunter Mayer

Wow class was kinda tough today – not the training exercises per say… I just couldn’t get away with anything! That’s my mom the dog coach – she’s kind, patient, and loves all her students – but she won’t…
Okay, let me first say he’s NOT OLD! My “man” that is… But, he can learn new things… Yep, three years after becoming a trainer and establishing The Inquisitive Canine, a year and a half since opening the studio…and…
We had another graduation this summer! This time it was the “Canine College” class I teach with Ventura College Community Education program. What a great group – so much fun! Wonderful students that worked so hard…both the humans and…
My mom the dog trainer says that some of her non-dog-owning friends are some of the smartest “dog trainers” she knows! Take Miss. Dorel for instance. She was kind enough to take care of her friends dog while they…
It was graduation today for both Puppy and Adult Manners Classes. I love graduation day! It’s so heartwarming to watch all the wonderful students (humans and canines) walk over to receive their certificates… loose leash and all… Of course…
I can’t believe summer is just flyin’ by! I know I haven’t been hanging around the computer much. Thank goodness my mom the dog coach doesn’t pay me by the hour! I’ve been out and about spending time having…
Mom and dad took me to the Pooch Parade today… it was SO MUCH FUN! It’s the annual fundraising event that The Canine Adoption and Rescue League puts on here in Ventura down at the beach park. It’s really…
Today was our annual Pooch Parade here in Ventura. What a grand event it was! Loose Leash walking everywhere! It’s put on by our local private rescue group The Canine Adoption and Rescue League– a great group of folks…
What a lovely and heartwarming sight to see… I LOVE when I witness dog owners practicing those techniques I teach in my classes…whether they are students of mine or not… Just today I saw two different dog owners providing…
I don’t know what all the explosives are about – I usually find them a bit annoying…loud, plus they make a mess of the environment – but I guess you humans find them appealing. Well, turns out they’re not…