Welcome to Our World
We would love to chat with you about who we are and what we do, so please feel free to contact us!
About Us and Finding Your Puppy
“She’ll never have a dog,” they said.
“With her allergies and asthma, she’ll never be able to handle it,” they said.
“She never grew up with pets, what does SHE know,” they said…
Yes, that’s me.
I grew up in a no-pet home.
I have and still have asthma and allergies.
I never dreamed in a million years, I would have a dog!
But, here I am, surrounded by my beautiful dogs, on our family farm raising horses, cows, chickens, cats, and our kids, of course!
What To Consider when Finding the RIGHT Canine for Your Family
- Finding the Right Canine Consideration #1: So, if you’re looking for a puppy or adult dog and you’re nervous because you’ve never had one before, I get that – I’ve been there! There are a lot of resources that can help with this process, I’d like to be one of them.
- Finding the Right Canine Consideration #2: If you have kids or adults with physical or emotional support needs (ie.anxiety, depression) in your household that require special consideration when choosing your puppy, I get it. We have raised several kids with a variety of special needs. I am trained in ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Therapy to work with people with Autism and am a CCPA certified Family Therapist. Rob is a trained Life Coach. We’re here to help.
- Finding the Right Canine Consideration #3: If you’re unsure about what to look for in a puppy or how to get the RIGHT one that will connect with you and your family, that’s okay, too. In connecting with animals in life way later I did a great deal of research, interviewing animal behaviorists, trainers, breeders and vets to see what made sense for me and my family. I’d like to share our knowledge I’ve gleaned with you, too! I’ve been playing puppy cupid since 2004 and have enjoyed getting to know our puppy families as their new puppies grow into family members!
- Finding the Right Canine Consideration #4: If you have just lost your beloved furry family member and are just not sure if this is the right time to introduce a puppy/dog to your home, we can take some time to process that. I’d love to help you out as you wonder out loud about your puppy-sized hole in your heart and home.
Welcome To Our World
Most people, when they connect with us, think they’re calling about a puppy, but what they really want to know is who I am.
Let me tell you about me, however, be warned, “me” is much larger than just 1 person…
Rob and I have raised (are raising) our family on our mixed farm. Some are still at home while others have grown and moved away. Rob trains horses and the dogs. He has been working on creating his own training program for the puppies/ adult dogs that coincides with Canine Good Citizen/Canine Good Neighbour certification program. (CGN Test video)
As a homeschool family, we have a passion for learning and teaching and it’s a joy to teach our children first about character and secondly about academics and life skills. We LOVE doing REAL LIFE with our kids! Our doodles blend in with all that we do, as therapy dogs, study partners (or maybe comic relief) for the kids and as furry family members.
I have my therapy practice on our property and occasionally teach psychology/psychology related courses at our local college. Various opportunities have come up to bring our dogs to a local universities and colleges to help de-stress the students during exam time (Pre-COVID). The puppies/dog parents have a wonderful job year after year being themselves by loving those around them! It has been a highlight to see the exam-stressed students lose all their worry lines when a puppy licks their face! When days are nice, I often walk with clients in our forest, with a dog by our side. Nature is a wonderful healer.
We have had various adults with special needs come out to our farm to cuddle and walk the dogs over the years. We love offering these young adults a rewarding work place experience and the dogs benefit so much from their companionship. We continue to have helpers from all walks of life come out and snuggle the dogs. The puppies just love our helpers’ company and they feel so secure with them!
We welcome you to our world!