Last weekend we went to the first AKC Scent Work trials (finding a specific, hidden odor), held as part of the Eukaneuba Performance Games. Griffin and I aren’t great at nosework, but we had a good weekend in May and as Continue reading AKC Scent Work!
This weekend we hosted a rally trial (heeling event) and Tonks had new accomplishments. Level 1 We received two more passes to finish her first level title. This included one run with a score of 209/210. Here’s a video of Continue reading Tonks’ Rally Weekend
Last month we made a quick trip to Maryland with a friend. We were going with a friend on a trip to a well-known veterinary orthopedic specialist. Good news? No surgery was needed. Bad news? No immediate action steps/specific diagnosis. Continue reading 2017: Maryland Trip
When Viktor came home he was really scared of the cows even though that was something he was born on a hobby farm and his first exposure to Ohio cows was a very controlled situation. Here’s a video of him Continue reading Avoiding Problems to Solve Problems: Viktor and the Cows
It’s fun to still have ‘first’ experiences with Griffin! Last weekend we had our first time of running in the AKC premier class. This is an optional class for dogs who have finished Excellent (level 3) and want to try Continue reading Agility First Time Experiences
The United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) had this event last year in Ohio and for 2017 they expanded it to three (east, west, central). We had so much fun at the trial doing agility, watching agility, rally, swimming – Continue reading Titlemania 2017!
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has been creating more new programs over the last few years. Part of this is to provide opportunities for people with varied interests and dogs with different strengths. (And part of it is suspected to Continue reading AKC Farm Dog Certification Program
Way back in 2001 when Blaze was a puppy, I did a lot of reading online about dogs and training – very quickly I learned about dog sports/activities – including competition obedience. For many reasons (dog health! behavior challenges! rules Continue reading Griffin – Companion Dog!
Good news – I’ve see more opportunities for online entries. Including an entry that I sent last week – I entered the day before closing and a paper entry would have not arrived on time. Bad news – almost Continue reading Dog Shows – Why are Online Entries More Expensive?
Griffin does not do well with nose-related-activities. It’s been very hard to train him those kinds of tasks and it’s one of the reasons our obedience trials are on hold. We’re part of a group that holds nosework trials through Continue reading UKC Nosework