My name is Julia and I live in Windham, Maine with two playful Boxers, one crazy cat, and a very patient husband. I am actively training my dogs in obedience, agility, and weight pull. I enjoy exploring different dog sports and methods of training with my dogs. When I am not training or teaching classes, I’m thinking and writing about training and living with dogs.
The meaning of my blog name is three fold:
- I plan to talk about topics that apply to all aspects of dog ownership – training, behavior, health, and our relationship with our dogs.
- I have been accused, more than once, of making every conversation about dogs.
- My breed of choice, Boxers, is considered an “all-around dog” per this famous quote:
Other breeds have pronounced specialized talents . . . . hunting, herding, trailing, and so on . . . but for a combination of the outstanding virtues of many with the faults of a few, our Boxer is the most gifted of canines. For the man, woman or child who wants an all-round dog, he has no equal. No other dog is more individual in appearance, more keenly intelligent or sanely even-tempered. – John Wagner, The Boxer