Nancy Tanner

Thank you for coming to my site, this is from me to you!


I have been in this business for a good long while now, and have ventured into various aspects of the dog world from writing, training, herding, dog sport competition, speaking, coaching, and everything in-between.  I am also the Founding Owner of Paws & People, LLC, the Scent Project, Sexy Beast Border Collies, World Treibball League, and my blog Nancy Tanner.  


A list of what I do and am a part of (because people seem to like lists now) -


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 at my kitchen table in Bozeman, Montana, is located on our small urban farm that is a blend of everything we do and love, working with dogs, biodynamic gardening, nutrition, and farming. We are an integrative training business that works on the social, emotional, physical, and nutritional well being of each dog.


I have specialized in puppy training and adolescent development for over sixteen years now, and offer an education in reward based training.


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


All the best, Nancy




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MY DOGS

STORY

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STORY, my border collie, born May 2005, is a large, powerful, and 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

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$EEKER, my border collie, born in August 2007, is the hardest worker I have. Lovely, sweet, and super intense. $eeker might be the best treibball dog I have ever personally worked with. 


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 

RHUMB LINE

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RHUMB LINE the Pirate Queen, born April 2015 in Montana! Rhumb had her first litter in February 2018 and is the foundation for our natural rearing breeding program, SEXY BEAST BORDER COLLIES ... 


Rhumb is incredible in work and as a mother, and remains kind, generous, loving, and intense in work. Her physical prowess is unmatched. 


Her VIDEO SERIES

ARTICLE - HERDING LIGHTENING 

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.


She is keen, sweet, intense, and has the best sense of humor, out of all of our dogs. I look forward to being a part of her life.

VIDEOS

ARTICLES - SEXY BEASTS

MASSIMO

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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 perfect for his age. I look forward to being a part of his life.

VIDEOS

ARTICLES - SEXY BEASTS

CHIQUITA

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1997 - Because she started it all.

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

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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