2019 Issue Index


January Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2018 Dog Trainer’s Survey ~ Results & Interpretation ~ Bob Self
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Happy New Year ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Cover Story ~ First RACH ~ Bob Fullum & Zorro
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Rally Flash Cards Are A Good Help ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Performance Akitas ~ Piper – Our First OM1, PCDX & GN ~ Deb Fletcher
  • A Common Bond ~ The Hands Have It ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Glove Retrieves: Part 2 ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ A Triple Q Ribbon for Obedience?  Why Not! ~ John Cox
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 13: Other Effects Of Wind ~ Michael Pumilia

February Issue
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In this issue…

  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Class Routines ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • More Lhasas In Obedience ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Profile 200 ~ Mara Wacker & Tyson – Joshua Wiggins
  • Directed Retireve, Part 3: Transitioning Away From Using “Mark” ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • The One I Think of Most ~ Jeri Peterson
  • Sweat Tea ~ Pizza Delivery ~ Matthew Twitty
  • Of Stewards & Stewarding ~ Victoria Runnoe
  • Reflections From The AKC Classic ~ Judges, Workers, & Stewards ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Performance Akitas ~ UR01 AKC CH Shogitai’s Caught In The Crossfire, BN, RI, FDC, CGCA, CGCU, TKI, SN-C, TT, SPOT, VA ~ Deb Fletcher             
  •  Command Discrimination: One Year Later ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 14: Gravity Affects Scent ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Standardized Judging ~ John Cox
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ The Budget Bates Motel ~ Lauire Lo
  • A Foray ~ Position Changes: Part I ~ Janice Gunn

March Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2018 Delaney Rating System ~ Top Team, Lynn Heidinger & Tapper 
  • Cover Story ~ Pat Nevins & Harper
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Alice – Picking My Pup ~ Bob Self
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Know Your Dog’s Behaviors ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Profile 200 ~ Janice Gunn ~ Joshua Wiggins
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Directed Retrieve “Blind” Retrieve ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • A Common Bond ~ Comfort Limits ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Performance Akitas ~ Blue J’s Five Alive CD RAE NAP NJP CGC TDI VAX ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Teaching The Retrieve ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Gravity Creates Scent Traps ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ Resolve ~ Lauire Lo
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Judging Procedures from the Regulations ~ John Cox

April Issue
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In this issue…

  • The Paragon’s of Rally ~ 2018 Report
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ New Rally Event – ~ Bob Self
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Working Around Unusual Distractions Pays Off ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Directed Retrieve – Footwork For The Gloves ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • A Common Bond ~ Classic Handler Errors – Oh My! ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Performance Akitas ~ Celtic’s Warrior of the Canyon RN TKI ACT2 RATO ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Does Your Equipment Get The Green Light To Enter The Ring? ~ John Cox
  • AKC Report ~ New Animal Cruelty Laws Turn Good Dog Owners Into Criminals

May Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2019 RNC & NOC Feature Highlights ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Cover Story ~ How Rally Changed the Lives of Two Dogs  ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Journey to the 2019 AKC Rally National ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Preparing For Shows Next Weekend ~ Marilyn Miller
  • How I Routinely Train the Gloves ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Obedience by the Ocean ~ Matthew Twitty
  • Command Discrimination ~ John Cox
  • Patricia Krause Soaring Eagle Memorial Trophy
  • FFX Obedience Award ~ Donna Blews-Pappas & Trace
  • Performance Akita ~ CH Okami’s Chiseled In Stone CD PCD BN RE NJP NFP TT THDN CGCA CGCU TKA ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Editorial ~ Bob Self

June Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2018 First & Foremost Rating System ~ Lynn Heidinger & Tapper #1
  • Feature Story: ”Rick” Quintuple Champion – Gerianne Darnell
  • Electric Collars: A Forthright Discussion ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Teaching “Send Direct” for Scent Discrimination ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ Mea Culpa ~ Lauire Lo
  • Rally On ~ Practical Show Prep ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Mid Coast Kennel Club of Main Shows ~ Marilyn Miller
  • A Common Bond ~ New Handler Spotlight: Jane Popper ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Performance Akitas ~ Drago
  • FFX Announcement ~ Donna Blews-Pappas & American Eskimo ”Trace”

July Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2018 Rally Masters Rating System ~ Bob Fullum & Zorro Lead The Pack
  • Cover Story ~ Novice A – The Journey ~ Ariel Wolf
  • A Common Bond ~ When is an OTCH Still an OTCH ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Using Paisleys to Teach the Figure 8 ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ The Plot is the Story ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ AKC Novice Trick Dog Title ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Rally On ~ It’s Show Time ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • RACH Dream Team ~ Lorraine Hausch
  • Mindful Tracking ~ Michael Roehrs
  • A Foray ~ Heeling Methods Explained ~ Janice Gunn
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Editor’s Comments ~ Bob Self Jr.

August Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2018 Novice A&B Rating System ~ Lance Kruse & Roxy #1
  • 2018 F&F Rally Novice Rating System ~ Carizma & Sandra-Davis Moorwessel Top All
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Scoring Rally ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Cover Story ~ Robert ~ Gerianne Darnell
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Rally Novice ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 17: Home on the Range ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Chromatic Scale ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Teaching Obedience Classes ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Rally On ~ Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • A Foray ~ Seven ~ Janice Gunn

September Issue
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In this issue…

  • Cover Story: Deb Nezgoda & Squeeze (CH OTCH MACH2 Madcap’s Rum-Runner with a Squeeze of Lime UDX4,OM6,RN,MXG,MJG)
  • Front & Finish 2018 High in Trial and High Combined Listings
  • Exhibitors vs. Entries ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Performance Akita Dolcenea ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Toy Dog Training ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Beginning Work on Rally Excellent ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Tight Leashes, Missed Signs, & Other Common Mistakes ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Performing the “In” or “Tuck” ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Practicing the Advanced Exercises ~ Training with Friends or Teaching Class ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • AKC Guidance on Traveling with Service Animals

October Issue
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In this issue…

  • Mount Diablo Dog Training Club ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • A Common Bond ~ Equipment ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Introduction to Nose Work ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching “Leave It” ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Rally On ~ What’s the Most Important Aspect of the Sport? ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Home on the Range ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Dealing with Dogs that are Pushy, Intolerable, and Possibly Aggressive ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Decline ~ Bob Self Jr.

November Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2018 Open A Ratings ~ Dave Pluth
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Voice Control ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ Inconsiderate Incompetence ~ Lauire Lo
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Saccarappa Obedience Club Shows ~ Marilyn Miller
  • A Common Bond ~ Where Puppies Come From ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Rally On ~ Think About Your Body, Face, & Verbal Cues ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching the “Return” for Stationary Exercises ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • A Foray ~ Heeling Maze with Janice Gunn, Sparks & Pounce ~ Janice Gunn

December Issue
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In this issue…

  • Front & Finish® Top 100 Dogs of 2018
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Thanks ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • A Common Bond ~ The Real Work ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching a Finish to the Left ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Rally On ~ Winter: A Perfect Time to Work on Heel Position and Stays ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Performance Akitas ~ Nala: Cherished by Kim Nordin ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Looking Back ~ Southside Entry 512!! ~ Fleurette Workman
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