Author: Joan Hunter Mayer

Wow! What a fun day! My Mom the dog trainer and I played a new game today… I’m not sure why…something about a human holiday where moms, dads, and other adults hide eggs for children to go and find. I totally…
I love Easter… Why? Because I get to play “dog mom” to my little one Poncho. I know I know, even though I am a positive reinforcement dog trainer here in Ventura at The Inquisitive Canine. I do know I’m an…
Let’s give a BIG shout-out to the Ventura County H.P. Wright Library! Why? Because of their “Paws for Reading” program. How wonderful it was to find out they offer such a delightful program to the children of our community –…
Wow, mom might be in the movies! And a documentary at that…which means it’s important. Jennifer and Graham are journalism film students at the Brooks Institute here in Ventura. They feel very passionate about the “culture” of us canines,…
Poncho and I just got home from spending a nice romp on the baseball field. Before we walked around ourselves I spent a few minutes just watching the young kids with their parents playing catch, doing warm-up drills, and…
When it comes to dog training, I’ve noticed that most humans focus on the final product, and not how to get there. Similar to going out to eat a meal – we focus on the finished yummy meal brought…
What a great day! Michelle, Lorrie, Anne, Amber, & Nathan…thanks to you all for heading south on a Sunday afternoon to “play” at the inquisitive canine. And thank you to family and friends for hanging out too! I know…
Behavior issue risk vs health risk – always a touchy subject amongst veterinarians, dog trainers, and dog owners…IMO, education – where classes are specifically designed and geared towards puppy socialization and prevention of behavior issues in a safe, controlled,…