Partners in Peace

It’s been a while since I posted any pictures of my handsome German Shepherd boys, Bady and Niles. Here are two recent pictures of my partners in peace. As you can see, Niles is all grown up. He’s bigger than his big brother, but Bady can still keep up with him. Yesterday was an important…

Belated Happy 2014!

The new year is off to a slow start for us.  January brought bitter cold to northern New England.  There have been several days when the temperature didn’t get above zero.  After a brief warm up, we are back in the negative and single digits.   January also brought a slight flu early in the month…

Santa Bady

Everyone here at The Bady Partnership had a wonderful Christmas. Bady even dressed up for the occasion. We hope you had a blessed day as well! Peace to you and yours!

A Piece of Our Story: Engagement

The great thing about dogs is that they live in the moment.  They don’t spend time dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.  They engage in the here and now.  Niles has been a great example of this for me.  In his puppy way he simply follows his impulses.  One moment he could…

Four Pawed Friends: Trauma Dog Hawk

I subscribe to an e-mail of the K-9 Cop Magazine.   Every week or so I receive news bulletins about the great things Police K-9s have done in their communities.  Most of the bulletins are about apprehended suspects and drug busts.  I celebrate the work Police K-9s do to make our communities safe places to…

Tuesday Training: Fall Fun

A couple of weeks ago my mother was visiting and she attended training club with us.  She took some photos as Bady and I did our thing.  It was fun to show off and, also, to have Mum meet my Schutzhund friends. This week our training director is in Germany and I had some car…

Random Musings: Yellow Dog Project

The Yellow Gog Project is a global movement to support dogs who need some space.  While every dog owner likes to think that their dogs is the best, friendliest, and most social dog in the world, there are some dogs who just need a little space.  This could be because the dog is in training…

Four Pawed Friends: Tails of Valor

Tails of Valor is a TV show about our four-pawed heroes.  It features Luis Carlos Montalvan and Tuesday along with other K9 heroes and handlers.  Check out the video and “like” them on Facebook to get details of the show’s release.  This sneak-peek highlights the kind of healing partnerships that Bady and I celebrate!

Community Cares: Psychiatric Service Dog Study

In my previous post I mentioned participating in a Service Dog study with a University of Vermont graduate student.    The study is specifically focused on Psychiatric Service Dogs assisting people with mental health disorders.  It was a great privilege to lend my experience to this study.  Since being partnered with Bady my PTSD symptoms are…

Community Cares: Service Dog Laws

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by a University of Vermont graduate student for a research project on Psychiatric Service Dogs.  A friend alerted me to the study and I contacted the student.  When we met I expressed concern that she wouldn’t be able to use me for her study since Bady is not…

Tuesday Training: Puppy Love

Life with Bady and Niles is filled with great joy and fun!  Since my last post, Bady and Niles have bonded significantly.  It is so much fun to watch Bady play with abandon, rolling around on the floor with the puppy.  They both seem to derive so much satisfaction from each other.  They can’t wait…

Random Musings: My New Tattoo

I did it!  For my 38th birthday I got a tattoo.  This was not a spur-of-the-moment thing.  For years I toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo, but I knew it had to be something meaningful.  Several months ago I came up with the idea of having a paw print in honor of Bady. …