2020 Issue Index


January Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F Ratings: Top 100 OTCH Dogs of All Time
  • Cover Story ~ Jacque & Jacob
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ What Will 2020 Bring? ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Introduction to Teaching. Signals: The Down ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Creeping Forward on the Down Command ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Concentrating On Rally Excellent Exercises ~ Marilyn Miller
  • A Common Bond ~ The JOY of Heeling ~ Deb Neufeld
  • Rally On ~ January: A Month For A Fresh Start ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • A Foray ~ Shaping A Puppy ~ Janice Gunn
  • How to Save Money & Travel Trouble-Free with Your Dog ~ Nick Burton


February Issue
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In this issue…

  • Feature – Lee Kozicki & Scooter
  • Using Tricks to Improve Your Obedience Performance ~ Deb Wood
  • Making Scents of Tracking ~ Mindset Shifts: Our Tracking Journey to the VST ~ by Megan Hundley
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ The Grandfather of Performance – Obedience ~ John Cox
  • A Common Bond ~ Teamwork of the Human Kind ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Very Lucky Discovery! ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Rally On: Views from the Other Side of the Ring Gate ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching the Send Direct for Articles ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Ohio County Dog Warden Releases Real-Life Stories
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Are You All-In with Obedience Training ~ Bob Self Jr.


March Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2019 Delaney Rating System ~ Lynn Heidinger & Tapper Top All
  • Cover Highlight ~ Jennie Kalter & Ares
  • A Common Bond ~ Learning Curve ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Changing Things Up ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Making Scents of Tracking ~ Turns ~ by Megan Hundley
  • Rally On ~ Open & Utility Signs ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching the Finish to the Right ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ A New Look at Scent Articles ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Duties of an Obedience Judge ~ John Cox
  • Westminster Masters Obedience Championship ~ Susi Szeremy
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Resolutions ~ Bob Self Jr.


April Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2019 Rally Combined Rating System ~ Linda Houle & Missy Top All
  • Featuring: AKC Canine Partners – Celebrating Ten Years of Mixed Breeds
  • Exhibitor Highlight ~ Stella Rowlett & Cherry Pie
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ COVID-19 ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • A Common Bond ~ Life As We Know It ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Collie Club of Maine 70th Show ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Making Scents of Tracking ~ Dope On A Rope ~ by Megan Hundley
  • Rally On ~ No Show, Nowhere to Train, You Can Still Rally On ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Playing By The Rules ~ How I Deal With Forging ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Tips for Training at Home ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan


May Issue
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Novice Super Issue!

  • 2019 Novice A&B Obedience Ratings ~ Ronnie Bizer & Giulia Top All
  • 2019 Rally Novice Ratings ~ Erika Brennan & Luna #1
  • Exhibitor Highlight: Sue Beckage & Dezperado’s Divine Intervention
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ The Next Step is You ~ Michael Pumilia
  • A Common Bond ~ What’s Right With My Dog? ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ A Very Exciting Invitation! ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Performance Akitas ~ Kiyo & Nancy Almann ~ Deb Fletcher
  • Making Scents of Tracking ~ What Does Good Enough Look Like? ~ Megan Hundley
  • Rally On ~ Toys, Training (or lack thereof), & Hopefully, A Little Humor ~ Lisa Allmendinger
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Self-Amusement Be Gone! ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Book Review ~ How To Tame A Fox ~ Carolee Anita Boyles
  • A Foray ~ Solid Waits ~ Janice Gunn
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Guard Against The Mood Swings ~ John Cox
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ COVID-19 ~ Bob Self Jr.


June Issue
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In this issue…

  • Top 100 Obedience Dogs Of 2019
  • Mindy Simpson & Keon: “God is Gracious”
  • Airedale Versatillty On Steroids ~ Anita Smits & Mary Barker
  • A Common Bond ~ Good Enough ~ Deb Neufeld
  • Bringing Closure To Families Affected By Tragedy ~ Sharon Pflaumer
  • Lifetime Golden Retriever Study Will Provide Help For Other Sporting Breeds ~ Carolee Anita Boyles
  • Doggedly Obedient Thank Heavens For Our Dogs During These Difficult Times! ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Making Scents Of Tracking Q&A From Previous Articles Megan Hundley
  • Your Pets Are Stressed Out Too ~ Purdue University ~ Abbey Nickel
  • RANDoM LiTTLE TiDBiTs Common Handler Errors: AKC Novice Obedience Ring ~ John Cox
  • AKC’s Suggested Practices for the Well-Being of Dog Sport Participants


July Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2019 First & Foremost Rating System
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Thankful for Dogs in COVID-19 ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • A Common Bond ~ Dumbbell Throwing 101 ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Demystifying Kennel Cough ~ Carolee Anita Boyles
  • Highlight Your Club ~ Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching a Moving Drop: “Let’s Go Down!” ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Battling Pandemic Fatigue with A Virtual Match ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Purdue University ~ Fireworks and pets don’t mix. ~ Abby Nickel
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Virtual Trick Dog Testing ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Making Scents of Tracking ~ Tracking Gear ~ by Megan Hundley


August Issue
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In this issue…

  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Editor’s Comments ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • A Common Bond ~ Tunnel Vision ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Topics In Obedience ~ Alternative Sports for You and Your Obedience Dog ~ Carolee Boyles
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 20: Learn To Read in Tracking ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Nosework Classes Have Begun ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Making Scents of Tracking ~ Exploring The Start ~ by Megan Hundley
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Common Handler Errors to Avoid ~ John Cox
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Creating A Training Progression ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan


September Issue
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This Month ~ A Focus on Rally
Rally, Masters, Advanced A, & Intermediate Rating Reports

  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Judging at CarDuNal ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • A Common Bond ~ Parts & Pieces ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ About the Drop On Recall ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Knowing the Difference Between a ‘Lure’, ‘Bribe’ & ‘Reward’! ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Making Scents of Tracking ~ Blind Tracks ~ by Megan Hundley
  • Purdue University ~ PTSD Service Dogs
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Pondering What Obedience/Rally Class to Enter ~ John Cox
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Judges’ Perspective: An Evening with Bob & Cathy Knight ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan


October Issue
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This Month… High In Trial Listing

  • Ratings Announcement ~ by Bob Self
  • Problem? What Problem? ~ by Deborah Neufeld
  • Introduction To Nose Work ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Know How To Teach The Drop On Recall: The ‘Four Pack’ ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Food Chase Game for Reinforcement ~ Janice Gunn
  • Knowledge Is Your Key To Success ~ John Cox
  • Multitasking Fitness Component – Kris Butler CCFT


November Issue
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In this issue…

  • Front & Finish® High Combined Listing for 2019
  • A Common Bond ~ Check The Fine Print ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Vehicle Search ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Recalls with Quick Fronts ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Run-Offs & Placements ~ John Cox
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ New Puppy? Howe Much Can You Teach Him? ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ COVID-19 Trials ~ Bob Self Jr.


December Issue
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In this issue…

  • Open A Ratings
  • An Ode to Obedience Trials ~ Ellie Beals
  • Retrieves – Another Way ~ by Deborah Neufeld
  • Saccrappa Obedience Club Nov 1st Show ~ Marilyn Miller
  • “Go-Out” Marking Game ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Fading Reinforcement Overview ~ Janice Gunn
  • Handler Orientation On The Track ~ by Megan Hundley
  • The Awards Ceremony – What To Expect ~ John Cox
  • New Puppy? How Much Can You Teach Him? ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
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