The new NW3 rules were FUN!!

The new NW3 rules were FUN!!

I just got home from trialing under the new NW3 rules with my 12 yr old Standard Poodle, Joey. We had a BLAST! I was so excited about the rules that I HAD to write a blog! The really amazing part is between the lines in the rules… sure, the rules allow for...
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,...