Putting the pieces together in a sea of options

Putting the pieces together in a sea of options

I did some thinking after posting my last blog on how I’m getting SO much out of really focusing on training rather than trialing. Then I did a little reflection on the 5 night Webinar Consortium Week that I hosted. I decided that the SKILL of learning and...
How often should you trial?

How often should you trial?

A comment came up recently on one of the Facebook groups that questioned how we train. I’m paraphrasing of course… but it sparked some thought! How often should you trial? Should trialing drive your training or should purpose drive your training? The two...
The greatest honor… treasure every moment

The greatest honor… treasure every moment

There is no greater honor than searching behind your best friend. Dogs let us into their secret world with every Change of Behavior and every “Sniff and Dismiss”. They float along the rapidly changing and unstable air currents, tasting and sampling,...
When withdrawing from a NW3 is a GOOD thing

When withdrawing from a NW3 is a GOOD thing

Reading the title, you might be thinking that someone earned a NW3 Elite after a third pass! Not so! This morning I happily withdrew my Mini Aussie, Why, from what would have been his first NW3. Why has been stressed lately. I spent 4 weeks in Europe this Spring,...