Nancy Tanner

Paws & People is an integrative and function training business, using reward based training, and focusing on the whole dog - socially, emotionally, physically, and nutritionally.


Nancy Tanner CPDT-KSA is a certified dog trainer and award-winning writer and photographer. She’s the founding owner at Paws & People, The Scent Project and The World Treibball League and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show. She and her family live in Bozeman, Montana on their urban 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.


Award Winning writer and photographer.

CCPDT Certified

AKC Evaluator

APHE Member

ABS Member

APDT Professional Member

Dog Sport Competitor

Raw Dog Food Specialist

Natural Rearing Breeder

Appeared on the Martha Stewart Show.  

Paws & People, est 2003


If you would like to work with me, please fill out the CONTACT FORM or just take a longer look around this site.


All the best, Nancy

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MY DOGS

STORY

MAMA BEETZ

$eeker

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STORY, my border collie, born May 2005, is a large, powerful, kind, and a deeply honest dog. He humbles me every single day.


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


Championships VIDEO  Freestyle VIDEO.

$eeker

MAMA BEETZ

$eeker

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$EEKER, my border collie, born in August 2007, is the hardest worker I have. Lovely, sweet, a true foody, and super intense.  


NADAC - N-NJC, O-NJC, S-NJC, O-NAC, S-TG-N, O-TG-N, O-WV-N, HP-N

MDSA - Novice Freestyle Dog

WTL - GGL1, PL2, DDL3, SIL4, WP5.


Treibball VIDEO Living VIDEO 

MAMA BEETZ

MAMA BEETZ

MAMA BEETZ

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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.


VIDEOS

ARTICLES - SEXY BEASTS

MASSIMO

RHUMB LINE

MAMA BEETZ

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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.

 

VIDEOS

ARTICLES - SEXY BEASTS

RHUMB LINE

RHUMB LINE

RHUMB LINE

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RHUMB LINE 

My Pirate Queen - My Everything

April 23, 2015 - December 17, 2019

 Rhumb was the foundation for our natural rearing breeding program

SEXY BEAST BORDER COLLIES ... 


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. 


 VIDEO SERIES

ARTICLE - HERDING LIGHTENING 

RHUMBS GIFT

CHIQUITA

RHUMB LINE

RHUMB LINE

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1997 - Because she started it all.

FRANNY

FRANNY

FRANNY

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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. 


ARTICLE - SHE HAS NEVER APOLOGIZED FOR HER CHOICES

ARTICLE - FINAL WORDS FROM MY GRAN DAME

OCEAN

FRANNY

FRANNY

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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

ARTICLE - THE LAST DANCE

VIDEO  RETIREMENT VIDEO 

Nancy Tanner - ARTICLES & MUSINGS

SEXY BEAST BORDER COLLIES

WRITING AWARDS

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

2014 –BEST IN BLOGhttp://www.nancytanner.com – 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