Paws & People is an integrative training business that focuses on the whole dog - socially, emotionally, physically, and nutritionally. Our programs are designed to create a willing learner, a skilled handler, and to train at the highest levels whether you have a family pet dog, are involved in dog sports, search and rescue, or want a working ranch dog. If you are looking to up your education we can help you with that!
Nancy Tanner CPDT-KSA is a certified dog trainer and award-winning writer and photographer. She’s the founding owner at Paws & People, Border Farm, and The World Treibball League and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show. She and her family live in Montana on their farm that is a blend of everything they do and love: working with dogs, biodynamic gardening, nutrition, and farming. Nancy has specialized in puppy training and adolescent development since 2003.
Paws & People, est 2003
If you would like to work with Nancy , please fill out the CONTACT FORM or just take a longer look around this site.
All the best, Nancy & Crew
MAMA BEETZ - Born February 13th 2018 - She was the first Sexy Beast Border Collie to touch the earth, and captured our hearts.
We see her great grandma Meg, grandma Thistle, and mother Rhumb in her. So deeply sweet, intense with her work, and keen about everything in life.
MASSIMO - Born February 13th 2018 - He is from our Sexy Beast Border Collie natural rearing breeding program.
He is sweet, loving, and intense in his work. He inherited his incredible physical prowess from Rhumb, and is versatile in his skills - from intricate heeling patterns to disc freestyle to herding. He is amazing.
My Story - My Rock
2005 - 2020
Story was a large, powerful, kind, and deeply honest dog. To stand with him was a gift, and his power was humbling.
NADAC - 4245 life time points, NATCH, V-NATCH, N triple superior, O triple superior, E triple superior, N superior versatility, EJC - P5, TG-E P9, TN-E P20, WV-E P7
MDSA - Novice Freestyle Dog, Standard first leg, appearance on the Martha Stewart Show
WTL - GGL1, PL2, DDL3, SIL4, WP5
My Pirate Queen - My Everything
My Force of Nature
April 23, 2015 - December 17, 2019
Rhumb was the foundation for our natural rearing breeding program
Rhumb was incredible in work and as a mother, and remains in our hearts as kind, generous, loving, and intense in work. Her physical prowess is unmatched.
1997 - Because she started it all.
FRANNY, my teacher, my muse. 2000 - 2013
Franny never competed in any sport, but she trained for them all. She never had the desire to compete, she loved being with our family or in the mountains, it was that simple. Her heart was in the mountains, hiking, trail running, and rolling around in high elevation meadows.
OCEAN, my Gran Dame, a border collie/aussie cross. 2002 - 2015. She was my first competition dog, and my heart.
NADAC - 3010 life time points, Novice Versatility, Open Versatility, Elite Versatility, TG-E P15, TN-E P26, WV-E P10 VIDEO
MDSA - Novice Freestyle Dog
AHBA - Level 1 & 2
WTL - GGL1, PL2, DDL3, SIL4, WP5 (World Pusher!) VIDEO
Ready, Set, HIKE! 2009
Dog is my Copilot - Boating Tips 2010 - by Pete Muennich Outside Bozeman Magazine
Free To Be... 2011 Whole Dog Journal Article - by CJ Puotinen
DOG WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
2012 – LIVING WITH A DOG OUTSIDE OF NEUTRAL – 7 PART SERIES – nomination
2012 – WHEN SENIORS HAVE DOGS – PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE – MAXWELL MEDALLION AWARD
2012 – TOP 10 TIPS FOR PUPPY OWNERS – nomination
2013 – SHE HAS NEVER APOLOGIZED FOR HER CHOICES, EVER – MAXWELL MEDALLION AWARD
2013 – TOP 10 TIPS FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN PUPPIES – nomination
2013 – WHEN DOGS SPEAK THEIR TRUTH WE SHOULD LISTEN – nomination
2013 – WHEN IS A RESCUE NO LONGER A RESCUE? – nomination
2015 – SHUTTING A DOG DOWN – nomination
2015 – CITY SLICKER PUPPY – nomination – AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY CGC SPECIAL AWARD
2015 – MY NUMBER ONE RULE FOR MY PUPPY – nomination – AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY CGC SPECIAL AWARD
2015 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH CALVIN THESE DAYS? – best in photo series – nomination
2016 – HERDING LIGHTENING – RHUMB OFF LEASH – nomination
2016 – RHUMB & STORY – WINTER TIME – best in photo series – MAXWELL MEDALLION AWARD
2018 - TOP 10 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH A TRAUMATIC DOG EXPERIENCE - nomination
2018 - TRADE SECRETS! satire series - nomination
2020 - RESCUE BLOOM - article for Dogs Naturally Magazine - nomination