Nancy Tanner CPDT-KSA is a certified dog trainer and award-winning blog writer and photographer. She’s the founding owner at Paws & People, The Scent Project and The World Treiball 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 for more than 16 years now.
Award Winning writer and photographer.
APDT Professional Member
Dog Sport Competitor
Raw Dog Food Specialist
Natural Rearing Breeder
Paws & People, est 2003 in Bozeman, Montana
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All the best, Nancy
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
$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.
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
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
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