An Unfinished Life

As a judge and an instructor, I often say that no matter the outcome of a run, you go home with the very best dog. Enjoy the moment because you never know if this will be the last. Our last moment together has gone, but I know without a doubt that whatever happened in life …

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Flyball Gone Right

Competing in dog sports isn’t easy. It takes a great deal of preparation, hard work, dedication and a love of the game. And while we may try, none of us can really do it alone. Hosting dog sport competitions is very much the same. It is, without a doubt, a labor of love. This weekend …

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The Long and Winding Road…of Dog Sports

“Here we see the majestic nosework terrier in her natural element. Note the brightly colored plumage, the backward wind up followed by explosive forward movement in conjunction animated screaming of the primate this terrier as chosen to communicate the delivery of the liver of a deceased bovine, carefully dried and preserved by the well-trained primate…” …

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Beat the Snow

Beat the snow and have more fun with your dog this weekend right here in Reno! Introduction to Scent Work: Nosework and Barn Hunt Class Time: Sunday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Class Dates: 01/21 Cost: $40 Location: Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club, 1320 Freeport Blvd Unit #107, Sparks, NV 89431 Introduction to Flyball This …

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Living the Litter Loca

In a discussion regarding my article “Hot Tube Time Machine” an individual asked a valid question:  So practicing with only live tubes with a dog who hits on everything is not a good idea?? Excellent question!  The answer is, it depends. I know that I have once again failed to ride in on my rainbow …

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Hot Tube Time Machine

One of the most difficult challenges a dog will encounter in the competition barn hunt ring is the presence of another dog’s saliva. It will likely not be particularly putrid bedding. It will likely not be because Sizzle the rat is just chilling in the back of the tube instead of doing a tap dance …

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