Author Archives: Jenny Ruth Yasi

About Jenny Ruth Yasi

author, sailor, animal trainer,rally, agility and freestyle competitor, owner/proprietor Whole Dog Camp, now located in Freeport, Maine. For 31 years we lived on Peaks Island Maine. Now we are sailing with our 2 dogs in the Bahamas, and will return to Maine in 2017

In 3.3 knots, sailing fromWrightville Beach to Charlston

The sail started out beatiful, peaceful. I sang to relieve post election stress.

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We’re not kids anymore

When I was a kid, I  never could have imagined life aboard our 37 foot Banjer motorsailer. I leave tomorrow from this dock we’ve enjoyed for the past few nights  in North Carolina, with the best husband I ever had ( … Continue reading

What’s it all about?

We finally did it. We rented out our house, loaded up our boat and headed south.  That makes it sound easier than it really was. Truth is it took us at least 30 years and several near disasters to get … Continue reading

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How I deal with Zika

Our retirement plan when we got married was someday, after retirement, we would sail through the Caribbean. As our luck would have it, just as our dream is getting ready to come true, mosquitos have become more dangerous. A similar … Continue reading

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“Luring” versus “Clicker training”

If you want to teach your dog a language, with many cues and behaviors, it is a bad idea to teach foundation behaviors with a lure Continue reading

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Six Ways to Prevent “Surprise Aggression” with your dog.

Six ways to prevent “surprise aggression” with your dog. Give your dog lots of opportunities to blow off steam with physical exertion. Fenced in yard, dog park, on dragged long line, dog daycare Give your dog plenty of time alone … Continue reading

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Singing Rocks

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Stand up comedy

If you think midlife is funny you should come and hear Jenny. After thirty of years marriage, motherhood and other adventures, Jenny is still the youngest spirit in any room. Joyful, uninhibited, sexy and honest to a fault, this rising … Continue reading

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Fleas and Thanks You

As an organic grower, I very rarely put pesticides in my garden (exception made for wasp nests), and as an herbalist, I avoid putting pharmaceutical chemicals in my body. As a dog trainer who enjoys a snuggly dog or two … Continue reading

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Stubborn Dogs

  Do you have a stubborn dog? The reason I ask is because so many people tell me they have a stubborn dog. I also hear about dogs who are lazy, not toy driven or not interested in food, aggressive, … Continue reading

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