February Issue Contents

February 2021 Issue ~ Volume XLIX - Number 5
February 2021 Issue
Volume XLIX - Number 5

The Zoom Zone

Zooming. Most of us have heard the term. A dog running in big circles around his handler while the handler feels helpless to stop or control the behavior. 

My Journey through the Pandemic Via Trick Dogs

This article is not meant to be a lesson on how to obtain a trick dog championship. It is just the tale of my journey during the summer of 2020. A Canadian, senior, who loves playing and working with her dogs.

Advanced Rally Challenges

If you’d like to have some challenging Advanced Rally course practice, I’d like to offer some to you.

Where Have All The Dog Shows Gone?

I went to Infodog to see what other shows were listed for the State of Maine. There were only two shows listed with a Premium List. No judges had as yet been assigned.

One Standard of Judging, or Double Standard?

There are three(3) important sections in Chapter 2 of the Obedience Regulations that help define good judging, and should be kept in mind at all times if you choose to judge.

White River Golden Retriever Club

Golden Retriever Specialties & 

Two Concurrent All-Breed Obedience Trials

August 14th & 15th, 2021

Climate Controlled Buildings ~ Matted Rings

Sanctioned OC Matches Friday & Saturday Evenings

Mark Your Calendar!  ~  Details Coming Soon!

White River Golden Retriever Club

Golden Retriever Specialties & 

Two Concurrent All-Breed Obedience Trials

August 14th & 15th, 2021

Climate Controlled Buildings ~ Matted Rings

Sanctioned OC Matches Friday & Saturday Evenings

Mark Your Calendar!  ~  Details Coming Soon!

Past & Present

Amazing Pictures

As dog trainers we appreciate all of the animals in the kingdom. These amazing pictures were emailed to us by a friend today and we thought we’d share them with you.

The Zoom Zone

Zooming. Most of us have heard the term. A dog running in big circles around his handler while the handler feels helpless to stop or control the behavior. 

How Has COVID Affected Pet Adoptions

To say that 2020 has been a difficult year is an understatement. The COVID pandemic disrupted the lives of millions of Americans, forcing them into their homes.

First OTCH

As we just released our most recent OTCH listing this month we though the following article would be fun. Initially published in September 1977 Front & Finish. Russell Klipple and His Golden Retriever “Morland’s Golden Tonka UD” accumulated enough points to become the first obedience champion on Saturday, July 23, 1977. The following day Topbrass Cisco Kid and his owner, Pauline Czarnecki, earned their obedience championship.

Southside Entry 512!!

How it used to be… Southside All-Breed Dog Training Club Inc. held their 24th Annual Obedience Trial on October 31st, 1971, on the main floor of the spacious Amphitheatre in Chicago Illinois.
There was no witchcraft involved, but we were bewitched with an entry of 512, comprised of 420 dogs.  Entries represented the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, and Iowa participated with n69 different breeds of dogs entered.  Tied for first place for the largest entry were German Shepherd Dogs and Poodles with 76 dogs each.

Paws for some best friend memes...

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