March Issue Contents

March 2021 Issue ~ Volume XLIX - Number 6
March 2021 Issue
Volume XLIX - Number 6

March Comments

It can be challenging to provide support via email but we’re so lucky to be working with dog trainers.  They naturally accept that growth doesn’t occur along a smooth linear path. 

Drilling for Motivation with Precision Paws

Years ago I was part of a drill team with my Golden retrievers and friends from our obedience school.  We had a wonderful time and many of the people from that team are still good friends today. 

In Memory of Rick

Rick was a beautiful dog in every way. He was sweet, mischievious, and full of life. He was the first puppy I raised with a dog door, and he drug many, many objects out in to the dog run the first few years of his life.

Book Review: Emergence ~ by Ellie Beals

Ellie Beals, a top obedience competitor in Canada has written a thriller that will keep you turning pages well past bedtime and have you thinking about it long after the last page.

When to Tackle What

How do you determine when to start teaching which skill? Figuring out the differences are part of the adventure, and it’s what keeps us growing as trainers.

The Study of Rally Maps

The Rally flash cards that my Husband ordered for me a few years ago for Christmas have been a huge help to me. Glenn ordered them from Bea Moore at www.K-9Rally.com.

How I Began Teaching Directed Jumping ~ Part II

Last month focused on an in-depth explanation of how to begin teaching directed jumping for the Utility Directed Jumping Exercise. This month’s video provides a full demonstration.

Judging The Giants

If you are considering judging obedience one very important factor is to be fair and consistent to all dogs that enter your ring.

Obedience for Field Dogs ~ with Adele Yunk

I was at a field training day for retrieving breeds where one of the group leaders said, “Now you see why it’s so important to do field work with your young dog, and save the obedience until later, because they can do that when they’re older.” I just bit my tongue…

2020 Masters Rally Ratings

Top Dog: Golden Retriever RACH U-CDX, URO 3 Ayrshire’s Time Will Tell UDX5 OM4 PUTD BN RAE4 RM4JH TKP CGC VC CCA RM JH TKP WC CCA VC CGC ~ Owned by Nancy & Jack Burns. Handled by Nancy.

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

AKC Fix n Go Pilot Program

Effective April 1, 2021, the following pilot program is approved to begin: Chapter 2 Section 27. Training and Handling in the Ring.

When to Tackle What

How do you determine when to start teaching which skill? Figuring out the differences are part of the adventure, and it’s what keeps us growing as trainers.

In Memory of Rick

Rick was a beautiful dog in every way. He was sweet, mischievious, and full of life. He was the first puppy I raised with a dog door, and he drug many, many objects out in to the dog run the first few years of his life.

Paws for some "best friend" memes...

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