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,...
Don’t talk about that search!

Don’t talk about that search!

I was recently involved in a discussion about folks who talk about searches during a Nosework trial and it got me thinking… Maybe people don’t realize what they say can impact those around them? We all know that we aren’t supposed to give anything...
Sensitive Dogs have a Superpower

Sensitive Dogs have a Superpower

I know it can be so trying to trial with a sensitive dog… I get it. It can be frustrating and exasperating all rolled into one! They respond so quickly to our emotions and to the environment. It’s like we can’t take a wrong step! Sure, they will make...
MOOD and the Sensitive Nosework Dog

MOOD and the Sensitive Nosework Dog

Sensitive dogs can be challenging to handle and train. They can be ok and then all of a sudden they just… aren’t! A lot of it comes down to Emotional Stamina. Searching in different environments is very taxing on the sensitive dog! But how we can tell how...