1. Robin wants to know what your ideal number of dogs is?
2-3. A youngster that needs training, a middle dog that is pretty well trained and an oldster.
I like to have 3-4 years in between dogs so the older ones are lower maintenance and I can spend extra time with the youngster. Also so I don't have all my dogs getting old all at once.
Right now Kenzi is 3 and Kipp is 7 so I'm thinking about the possibility of adding another dog in the next year or so...
2. Lora wants to know if you find that your dogs are better or worse after time off from training?
I think it depends on what I'm training. I like doing stupid pet tricks just for some fun, no pressure training. The dogs like doing something and who cares if you get it wrong? So we do those pretty frequently.
When we're doing "real" work, I like to take some time off every now and then (a couple weeks here and there) and the dogs seem to come back with more enthusiasm and they never seem to regress much.
3. What is your favorite power tool? What power tool do you wish you had?
Cordless drill. So.very.versatile! I dunno on the second part. I've got a dad and a couple brothers with well stocked shops so I think I could find anything I needed there...
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to have a farm/ranch. I still want to have that farm or ranch! Currently working on a degree that may be to prove versatile enough to have that farm/ranch and a work from home job on the side.
5. How many of your friends are not "dog people"?
A few (I've got knitting friends too!!), but all of my non-dog friends get the dog thing. Or at least they get how important the dog thing is to me. That works for me. I think good friends respect your interests because they're important to you, not becasue they really care about them. So as long as they don't call me crazy for hauling dogs around in the back of my car, or getting out in all kinds of weather to train, etc, etc, I'm good with that!