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Celeste Patten on February 7th, 2017

Sometimes, a planned event takes on new meaning when those unplanned happen around it. This last weekend I had the privilege to attend an amazing three-day animal training conference.  Clicker Expo is often the highlight of my year.  This year, in the weeks leading up to the conference, the universe conspired to add a little […]

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Celeste Patten on September 3rd, 2016

Downtown is a great place to take dogs there is a lot to see and smell and lots of ways to practice or if you are a pup learn how to deal with it all.  It can be overwhelming though so with little pups  or anxious adults take care to go slow and start with […]

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Celeste Patten on August 1st, 2016

One of my favorite places to walk in Bellingham is the Columbia Neighborhood, and I always start and end at Elizabeth Park.  This park was founded in 1884 by Henry Roeder, and is amazing for many reasons.  Did you know it used to have a man made lake?  Most of all, I love it for […]

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Celeste Patten on August 1st, 2016

The thing about dog training is that sometimes it’s you and your dog in a room, learning to spin or some other discrete behavior; you have everything you need and all the time to work out the plan and make adjustments. Other times, it’s you and your dog taking what the world hands you. You […]

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Celeste Patten on July 5th, 2016

Bellingham dog owners are blessed with many ways to incorporate their furry friends into their outdoor lifestyles. Local coffee shops and brew pubs welcome dogs onto their patios, and stores like Village Books make shopping together easy. It feels like every new client’s ultimate goal is to take their dogs to Starbucks or Kulshan — […]

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Celeste Patten on July 5th, 2016

When seeking relief from hot pavement and the beating sun, a shady stroll through Cornwall Park can be just the ticket. It is also one of the best places to work on your puppy training. In 1909 the Cornwall family donated 65 acres of land to the city for a park to memorialize Pierre Barlow […]

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Celeste Patten on April 27th, 2015

The Squalicum Creek Park: The dog park construction is complete Having watched this construction project for a long time, I was excited to check it out.  So I loaded up the new fluffy puppy and checked it out.  Here is my review. Upon our arrival I was impressed to see the large parking lot.  This is nice […]

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