Over the past 40 years, I have assisted adults and children from all cultures, many with mental and physical disabilities, develop successful relationships with their dogs. I have coached, mentored, and hired youth who would have gone down the wrong path in life. I have watched young people who were addicted, abused, or incarcerated become productive, healthy members of society thanks to animals they cared for, trained, or rescued. I have rescued thousands of animals and placed them with people who also needed rescuing.
In meeting this need as an educator, trainer, business owner, and rancher, I teach the ecological impact of owning pets and producing beef cattle. Feeding organically produced food, applying proper waste removal practices, raising organically produced, hormone free beef, and adopting from local shelters are all ways to lighten the ecological foot print left by animals and their owners. I feel the positive impact of animal ownership, on our environment, outweighs the negative. Owning animals makes people more aware of the environment. I also teach and practice proper etiquette and respect for the environment shared by all. I also teach respect and kindness towards all animals, humans, and nature.