Getting Personal

Ashley Sculac has been a long time student and has become an awesome dog trainer in her own right. She will be posting more regularly on NLD as she is a full team member, living and working here in Maine. Expect to see more content here from her! A few months back, I wrote a blog titled “It’s Kinda Like …

2016 IACP Presentation.

Tug: A Deeper Perspective- Biological Fulfillment, and Rehabilitation, Through Game Play. That was the title of a 2.5 hour presentation I did at the IACP conference this Sept. I finally got it available for purchase! Here is a Preview: If you want to purchase it check out our new online learning site! Buy Here.

Montreal Response

People have been expecting me to write an article. Montreal passes BSL. Dogs will be killed in droves. Everyone goes off. They’re waiting for me to jump on the rant wagon. But, you know what…… I don’t even have it in me. I’m sick. Disgusted. And, have been for years. This is not a new problem that just sprouted up …

Why I Use “Agitation” Collars

I have to explain this term, and these collars enough that I thought I’d just make a post. This post could be called “evolution of an idea”. But…. who would click that? It’s interesting to watch ideas develop. And…. It’s funny how shit goes full circle. When I was a kid….. Pits were on big ass collars. I didn’t know …

Flexis= Useful Tool, Or Work Of The Devil?

This topic annoys the hell out of me. There’s just no use of logic with people about these things. The thing that pisses me off about most of the folks that bag on these: 1- They are OK with long lines. Dude….. It’s a long line. Look…. There’s totally a time for a long DRAG line. Like…. When I’m doing …

Don’t Make Your Dog a Victim

By: Ashley Majetic Call me “crazy”..…and this is truly going to sound bizarre, but it is quite possible that I’ve encountered quite a few dog owners in the past few years that would clinically meet criteria to qualify as having Munchausen’s By Proxy. Yes, you read that correctly! MBP, for those that may be unfamiliar, is actually a mental illness …

Guest Post: You Just Got to Have Patience

Written by Ashley Majetic of Steel City Weight Pull Club: When I first got started in weight pull, I received several pieces of advice from many trainers, and competitive weight pullers. Some of that information came without prompting from random people online, or from folks who read on a forum somewhere that in order to have the “best dog”, I …