April Issue Contents

April 2021 Issue ~ Volume XLIX - Number 7
April 2021 Issue
Volume XLIX - Number 7

April Comments

Seems like there’s a lot of controversy about the state of our sport today… Although social media increases the level of static, there’s always been active debate among the sport’s supporters.

Stuff Happens

Because of the Pandemic, AKC laid off a substantial percentage of their staff and workers. The remaining staff must be overwhelmed trying to keep up amid the chaos. I have always counted on AKC to process the results of my efforts (scores from events), record and send the titles we’ve earned, and they have done a spectacular job.

Nosework, Obedience, & Rally

I am the program manager for the United Kennel Club (UKC) for Nosework, Obedience and Rally. UKC is a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898 and is the largest All-Breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries.

Book Review: Musings On A Balancing Act

As a collection of essays, this slim volume has the feel of a series of casual conversations with an experienced obedience competitor and instructor. Instead of discussing how to train particular exercises, Yunck shares her approach to training and trialing in stand-alone essays that run the gamut from weaning off food to dumbbell fit.

Remembering Rally Exercises by Association

Certain exercises are hard for me to remember how to do correctly. If you have trouble with an exercise, try to make an association with something to help you remember. It works for me!

Advanced Rally Challenges

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

Training Tip for the Broad Jump

This is a maintenance concept I teach my dogs while learning the Broad Jump. It keeps their return to me after landing nice and tight.

Get Off My Property!

I love doing obedience as a sport and I’ve been lucky enough to own biddable dogs. I’m proud of my dogs when people stop to watch my training, while marveling at the things they are doing. Even though my working dogs impress those who adore their pets, but aren’t really interested in formal obedience I am aware that I still have a long, long way to go to get to reach the top of the competitive obedience ladder.

Virtual AKC ~ Training & Titling in the Time of COVID-19

Many of us are still not able to get out and about with our dogs due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Fortunately, there are some wonderful activities and titling opportunities in which we can participate while we wait for trials and shows to fully reopen around the country.

What to Carry in Your Judge’s Case?

A judge’s case is comprised of ones tools of the trade. Many of the items needed for judging are supplied by the judge. It s NOT the obligation of a club, Superintendent or Show Secretary to provide anything other than:

2020 Delaney Rating System

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!

Dog Sitting in Easter Basket

Happy Easter!

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"best friend" memes...

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!

2021 Past & Present Posts

AKC MUSEUM OF THE DOG ANNOUNCES UPCOMING EXHIBIT

Number one in our hearts! The AKC Museum of the Dog is pleased to announce its next exhibit. “Top Dogs” celebrates the American Kennel Club’s ten most popular breeds. This exhibit will open May 5th 2021 and will run through August 29th 2021.

Biden’s Dog Involved in Second Biting Incident

President Joe Biden’s younger dog Major this week was involved in a second biting incident of the month. The dog “nipped someone while on a walk” on Monday, said Michael LaRosa, press secretary to first lady Jill Biden, adding that the dog “is still adjusting to his new surroundings.”

Virtual AKC ~ Training & Titling in the Time of COVID-19

Many of us are still not able to get out and about with our dogs due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Fortunately, there are some wonderful activities and titling opportunities in which we can participate while we wait for trials and shows to fully reopen around the country.

Nosework, Obedience, & Rally

I am the program manager for the United Kennel Club (UKC) for Nosework, Obedience and Rally. UKC is a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898 and is the largest All-Breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries.

Stuff Happens

Because of the Pandemic, AKC laid off a substantial percentage of their staff and workers. The remaining staff must be overwhelmed trying to keep up amid the chaos. I have always counted on AKC to process the results of my efforts (scores from events), record and send the titles we’ve earned, and they have done a spectacular job.

April Comments

Seems like there’s a lot of controversy about the state of our sport today… Although social media increases the level of static, there’s always been active debate among the sport’s supporters.

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