2024 Issue Index

January Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F Rally Advanced A Ratings
  • Visualize Success (It’s Not What You Think) ~ Elizabeth Raba
  • Happy New Year To Our Valued “Front & Finish” Family! ~ Bob Self
  • Challenging Novice/Advanced Courses ~ Bea Moore
  • Plans and Goals for 2024 ~ Glenna MacLeod
  • Off, Standby, and Working Modes ~ Janice Gunn
  • Nose Work Classes Are Over Till Spring ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Getting An Early Start ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Judges Ask Themselves “Are You Ready?” ~ John Cox

February Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F Ratings ~ Top 100 OTCH Dogs of All Time
  • Canine Respiratory Infection Worries Exhibitors ~ Bob Self
  • Dogged Dissent Over Dog Parks ~ Willard Bailey
  • Advanced Rally Challenges # 19 ~ Bea Moore
  • Changing My Mindset ~ Glenna MacLeod
  • Remote Reinforcement ~ Janice Gunn
  • Taking It Slow ~ Marilyn Miller
  • A Cultural Shift ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Don’t Overlook The Devil In The Details ~ John Cox
  • Celebrating Achievements ~ Jane Guidinger & Redcoat Midnight In London BN CD PCD RAE4 RM6 AX MJP MFP TKA CGC CGCA
  • What Is NADOI? ~ Linda Lindgren

March Issue
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In this issue…

  • The ’23 Delaney Ratings Are In!
  • Dopamine: Don’t Train Your Dog Without It ~ Willard Bailey
  • Meet Kim Berkley ~ Lauire Lo
  • Continuing Intro to Rally 20 ~ Beatrice Moore
  • Training the Senior Dog ~ Glenna MacLeod
  • Relieving Boredom With A Tea Ball ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Immediate ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Nuances In Scoring In Regards To HF, D, DR ~ John Cox
  • NADOI ~ Top Ten Tricks To Enrich Dog Training Classes ~ Ellen Drews-Stoen
  • AKC ~ Aviation Filing of Loss, Injury, or Death of Animals
  • Obedience Cross Training ~ Bob Self

April Issue
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In this issue…

  • The ’23 Rally Combined Ratings
  • What NOT To Do ~ Deborah Neufeld
  • Advanced Rally Challenges ~ Beatrice Moore
  • Indoors or Outdoors ~ Glenna MacLeod
  • Finding The Right Dumbbell Can Be Difficult ~ Marilyn Miller
  • NADOI ~ The House Line ~ Helen Cariotis
  • Handler’s Guide For Saving Points + Handler’s Guide For Going The Distance ~ John Cox
  • Stewarding ~ Bob Self

May Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F Rally Novice Ratings
  • It Was the Worst of Days. It Was the Best of Days ~ Willard Bailey
  • Country Dog vs. City Dog – Glenna MacLeod
  • Course Practice ~ Challenging Novice/Advanced Rally Courses ~ Bea Moore
  • Handler Socialization ~ Deb Neufeld
  • NADOI ~ The Solid Lead ~ Helen Cariotis
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Honoring The Memory of Nicklus ~ John Cox
  • The Early History of Dogs ~ Bob Self
  • Protect Your Pets From Cicadas!
  • Top Dog Obedience School ~ Betsy Scapicchio & Linda Brennan Seminar

June Issue
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In this issue…

  • Tribute to John Cox
  • F&F Novice A&B Obedience Ratings
  • Evolution of Dog Training Methodologies ~ Bob Self
  • Advanced Rally Challenges: Excellent Course ~ Bea Moore
  • Away From The Dog House ~ Duro Dog Ladies ~ Glenna MacLeod
  • Journey Of The Heart ~ Deb Neufeld
  • When In Doubt Consult The Rule Book ~ Marilyn Miller
  • NADOI ~ Intrinsic Motivation ~ Monique Anstee
  • Setting Your “Focal Point” ~ Janice Gunn
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Knowing Starting Positions Of The Various Exercises ~ John Cox

July Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2023 First & Foremost Rating System ~ Top Team: Lance Kruse & Roxy
  • Exhibitor Highlight ~ Terry Barnes & “Quail” ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Supporting NADOI ~ Bob Self 
  • Challenging Novice/Advanced Courses ~ Advanced Course – Taking Off Leash ~ Bea Moore
  • Is Giving Up A Good Thing ~ Glenna MacLeod
  • Jumping In Obedience ~ Deb Neufeld
  • What To Do When Your Dog Shuts Down ~ Marilyn 
  • Scent Detection Game ~ Janice Gunn  
  • NADOI ~ End Of Life Decisions ~ Maryna Ozuna
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Honing In On One’s Judging Skills In Novice ~ John Cox


August Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F August Issue.  The dog days of summer are here…  Our favorite month!  Grab a lemonade and visit our issue.  It won’t be much longer!


September Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F September Issue.  F&F is a “labor” of love and we’ll work hard to get it to you on time.  It’s coming…


October Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F October Issue.  Don’t be a spook and scare your dog!  Our goblins have a good issue coming for you!


November Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F November Issue.  Don’t be a turkey… You’re a dog trainer!  Your F&F is on the way!


December Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F December Issue.  Another year coming to a close…  Another dozen issues…  It goes so fast but a fresh start is just around the corner.  May your holidays be blessed and your future bright!  We’ll have your issue out soon!
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