Hi, I’m Francis Metcalf and I live in Oakland, California, with my wife, Norma Wood Metcalf.   This blog is about our life with dogs in the Bay Area and  will update you on  the latest information about our three main projects:

  • Friends of the Family Dog Training is our companion dog-training business, and the home of Canine Circus School.
  • Masterofhounds is our YouTube channel.  Watch our videos on YouTube at:  www.youtube.com/user/masterofhounds Or just watch the videos as I post them here.
  • Saint Roch’s is the physical manifestation of a project that has been in the works for many  years. It embodies the spirit of Masterofhounds and Friends of the Family in brick and mortar.  This blog is the primary way for people to find out what is going on at Saint Roch’s.

Everyday I feel fortunate to be living in the Bay Area.  I can’t imagine another community  as intelligent and open-minded as this one.  This is where I’ve settled, bought a home, found love and friendship.  This is where I work as a trainer and do art. Thank you Bay Area!

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