2018 Issue Index

January Issue
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In this issue…

  • Front & Finish® 2016 High Combined Listing
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Happy New Year ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Editor’s Mailbox ~ Changes To AKC Obedience Regulations ~ Rick Garvin
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Keeping Up With Training Over Christmas & New Years ~ Marilyn Miller
  • A Common Bond ~ New Obedience Exercises ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Teaching The New Command Discrimination Exercise ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching The Front, Part 4: Introducing the Clear Stick ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Tracking ~ A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 4: A Dog’s Nose (Section 1) ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Accepting Assignments ~ John Cox

February Issue
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In this issue…

  • Teaching Command Discrimination Training Tips~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Teaching The Front, Part 6: Maintenance with Games ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Not The Dog Of My Dreams ~ Deb Neufeld
  • Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Good Dog Trainer? ~ Bob Self
  • A Dog’s Nose (Section 2) ~ Micheal P. Pumilia
  • “ROCKO” ~ Marilyn Miller
  • New Regular Novice (A&B) Exercises ~ John Cox
  • Dog Training ~ Art & Science ~ Bob Self
  • New FFX ~ Elinor Bradt Posey & Golden Retriever “Quest”

March Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2017 Delaney Rating System ~ Lynn Heidinger & Tapper Top All
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Good Dog Trainers ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Good Heeling is an Ongoing Challenge ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Say What You Mean ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Tracking- A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 5: Introducing FRED ~ Michael P. Pumilia
  • A Common Bond ~ Under Pressure ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Mastering Rally ~ Clean Up Your Language ~ Holly Furgason
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Group Exercise – Sit & Down ~ John Cox
  • A Foray ~ AKC Directed Retrieve Game ~ Janice Gunn

April Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2017 Delaney Rating System ~ Lynn Heidinger & Tapper Top All
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Good Dog Trainers ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Good Heeling is an Ongoing Challenge ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Say What You Mean ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Tracking- A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 5: Introducing FRED ~ Michael P. Pumilia
  • A Common Bond ~ Under Pressure ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Mastering Rally ~ Clean Up Your Language ~ Holly Furgason
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Group Exercise – Sit & Down ~ John Cox
  • A Foray ~ AKC Directed Retrieve Game ~ Janice Gunn

May Issue
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In this issue…

  • The Paragons ~ A New Way To Look at Rally ~ Bob Self
  • Profile 200 ~ Sharri Sibert & Juiced ~ Joshua Wiggins
  • Highlight Your Club ~ San Joaquin DTC ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • A Common Bond ~ New Obedience Exercises ~ Deb Neufeld
  • Mastering Rally ~ Understanding Turns ~ Holly Furgason
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Hats in the Ring ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Stay – Get Your Leash ~ John Cox
  • A Foray ~ Go Out Training Game ~ Janice Gunn
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Bob Self

June Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2016 Novice A&B Rating System: Marion Crain & G. CH. Wyndspell Spring Fling CDX
  • Embracing Change:  Washington State OTC Trial & the Command Discrimination Exercise ~ Laura Burns
  • The Joy of Honoring Georgie ~ Mary Barker
  • Monterey Bay Dog Training Club ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Profile 200: Victory Hulett & Reign ~ Joshua Wiggins
  • Teaching Helplessness ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Interesting Differences in Training the Same Exercise ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Using a Ribbon in Training ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely: Training Concepts ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Don’t Get Turned Around: Understanding Rally Turns ~ Holly Furgason
  • New Exercise for Graduate Novice ~ John Cox
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Bob Self
  • Lori Drouin Memorial

July Issue
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In this issue…
  • 2017 First & Foremost Rating System
  • Suffering Has Its Rewards ~ Marsha Smith
  • Perfecting the Dumbell Pick-Up ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Thinking Out of the Box ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Fine Tuning Beginner Novice Exercises ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Four-Stage Release Program ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Training Hyperbole ~ Holly Furgason
  • Robo Dogs ~ Lauire Lo
  • Piper – First UDX Akita ~ Deb Fletcher
  • New Exercises for Brace, Veterans, & Team Classes ~ John Cox
  • Judging Schedules ~ Bob Self

August Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2017 Open A Rating System ~ Georgie’s Back!
  • Farm Dog Certified (FDC) Test  ~  Westie Mardot Hot Lips “Saylor”  ~ Sandy Crawford
  • Rally Go For Broke ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Dumbbells, Articles & Gloves ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Two Different Classes ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Five P’s of Tracking ~ Michael Pumilia
  • AKC Obedience Judge’s Book ~ John Cox
  • The Farmer’s Market ~ Lauire Lo
  • CH Skipjack’s Politicly N’Correct CD RE TT CGC TDI R1 NDD VAX ~ Deb Fletcher
  • SilverHeart’s StoryBook UDX OM1 RE CGC TT – Joshua Wiggins

September Issue
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In this issue…

  • Ratings ~ Top 100 Dogs
  • Cover Story ~ Reckless Abandon vd Rod ~ Andy Highland
  • Remembering Diane Probst ~ Laura Seale
  • 2018 National Obedience Championship ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • 2018 Rally National Championship ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Training Your New Obedience Dog: Let’s Get Started ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Figuring It Out (Watching The Dog Learn) ~ Deb Neufeld
  • Class Exercises Can be Used Toward Different Titles ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ The 1-2-3 Game ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Tracking-A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 9: First Lessons Continued ~ Michael Pumilia
  • FFX Obedience Award ~ CT Kantishna Trueflight UD VCD2 – “Archer” (Brookehaven Evening News x Kantishna Light It Up AX AXJ) ~ Patty Fulton
  • Performance Akitas ~ GCH CH Ursa Major’s Deschutes Dark BN RM CGCA CGCU TKN VA ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Perfect Signal Requirements ~ John Cox
  • A Foray ~ Training Tips – Fronts ~ Janice Gunn
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Thanking Our Writers, Condolences Diane Probst, Your First Dog, & Facebook Links ~ Bob Self

October Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2017 Rally Advanced A Ratings
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ First Dog ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Guardian’s of Rescue ~ Needing Assistance
  • A Common Bond ~ All guts, no glory ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ The “Wait-Watcher’s” Game ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Performance Akitas ~ Envy Rose CD BN RAE2 RATN FDC RATS CGCA TKP VA ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 10: Phase 2 ~ Michael Pumilia
  • A Giant First UKC ALCH Fanta C’s “Xili CD, PCD, BN,RM, RAE6, FDC,CAA, BCAT, RATIN, CGCA, CGCU, TKP Eric Riley
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Tips on Saving Time & Managing a Ring ~ John Cox
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Training Your New Obedience Dog: Part II ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan

November Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2017 Rally Novice Ratings
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ F&F Survey ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • My First Dog ~ Kellie May
  • A Common Bond ~ The Philosophy of Judging ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Perfecting The Finishes ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching “MARK” For The Glove Exercises ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Performance Akitas ~ Skylar Ellis CA BCAT RATM CZ8B CGCA TKN TC VA ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 11: First Turn ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ PVC Leash Holders ~ John Cox
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Training Your New Obedience Dog: Part III ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Profile 200 ~ Flo Walberg & CH HIGHLAND TARTAN FLYNN, UD, aka Duncan
  •  – Joshua Wiggins
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ The Haunted Utility Run ~ Lauire Lo

December Issue
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In this issue…

  • Biscuits & Bones ~ 2018 Dog Trainer’s Survey ~ The Comments ~ Bob Self
  • The Happiest Dogs Never Graduate from School ~ Marsha Smith
  • A Common Bond ~ Are We Too Elite? ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Know When To Take A Break ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Making Obedience More Fun ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 12: Tracking Downwind Into a Turn ~ Michael Pumilia
  • A Foray ~ Shaping the Chin Rest ~ Janice Gunn
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Revisions to Open Stay – Get Your Leash ~ John Cox
  • Front & Finish® 2017 High In Trial Listing
  • Front & Finish® 2017 High Combined Listing
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