Thoughts on Dog Food

Throughout all my years with dogs I am pretty sure I have fed everything under the sun. Budget kibble, high end kibble, commercial raw, dehydrated, DIY cooked, and raw, grain, grain free, and combinations of all the above. I compete in agility with all my dogs, and over the years I have found that forContinue reading “Thoughts on Dog Food”

Winter Rest and Play

Winter has officially started at my house here in Eastern Oregon, which means outside training time for my dogs has greatly decreased.  While we still go outside for play time and daily exercise, with the off and on rain/snow, any agility training is off the table until spring.  For my dogs I enjoy having someContinue reading “Winter Rest and Play”

Fluid Motion Cue Series – Out 101

The biggest thing to keep in mind with teaching Out, or any directional cue, is confidence. Your first priority should be building your dogs confidence in that skill. Proof that skill with varying handling positions, and adding distance. If you take the time to really proof and build your dogs confidence at this foundation level, it will pay off down the road.

The Straw That Broke the Camels Back

This little graphic is a very good representation of me and how it feels to have my battery drained.  I love teaching seminars, going to trials, seeing my friends, laughing, and having a great time. But I pay the price for that with needing alone time. Time to recharge and give my mental space aContinue reading “The Straw That Broke the Camels Back”