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Dog Training Blog

Weekly Paws: Cheryl Fisher & Petra

Weekly Paws: Cheryl Fisher & Petra

Apr 16th 2021

Cheryl Fisher & PetraNon-Profit Organizer & Trainer // Service Dog "I belong to an organization that considers service dogs so important that it is our international project. I began looking into the availability of service dogs in my home state, and was appalled to learn how far aw … read more
Weekly Paws: Jessica Bimmermann & Bullitt

Weekly Paws: Jessica Bimmermann & Bullitt

Apr 9th 2021

Jessica Bimmermann & Bullitt Handler & Trainer // Canine Conditioning & Advanced Trick @bullitt_vizsla "Bullitt is a 2 year old Hungarian Vizsla, that loves to get into everything! The Vizsla breed is one that I’ve admired my whole life for their athleticism and loving nature. From … read more
Weekly Paws: Heather Tetzlaff & Knightro

Weekly Paws: Heather Tetzlaff & Knightro

Apr 2nd 2021

Heather Tetzlaff & Knightro Handler & Trainer // Obedience & Rally@heathertrainsdogs "I have all of the obedience jumps and they make training for competition so much easier. We are working towards our RACH (AKC Rally Championship) and using J&J dog supplies we are able to prepare for anythin … read more
Weekly Paws: Maria Schaal & Murray

Weekly Paws: Maria Schaal & Murray

Mar 26th 2021

Maria Schaal & MurrayHandler & Trainer // Obedience & Rally"Murray is my first dog that I have trained and competed in Obedience with. Even though we had limited shows last year to compete, we were able to get his CDX title and a High GSP in Trial at our GSPCMN Winter Specialty show! Now we are … read more
Weekly Paws: Kimberley Chisholm & Hawkeye

Weekly Paws: Kimberley Chisholm & Hawkeye

Mar 19th 2021

Kimberley Chisholm & HawkeyeHandler & Trainer // Agility Dog"This post is in honor of a dog that has passed. Hawkeye was a 'foster fail' from the Humane Society. A Heeler Mix that always had lots of energy and was smart as a whip. We never competed, but we did agility for fun in classes and … read more
Weekly Paws: Cathy Lursen & Conley

Weekly Paws: Cathy Lursen & Conley

Mar 12th 2021

Cathy Lursen & ConleyHandler // Agility Dog@questiw2019"I've always wanted to do Agility with a dog. I tried with one of our puppy Irish Wolfhounds. She loved her little tunnel, but in puppy class she fell off the 3' dog walk (I caught her). It scared me, so we put that aside and did conformation an … read more
Weekly Paws: Jolene Ford & Thor

Weekly Paws: Jolene Ford & Thor

Mar 5th 2021

Jolene Ford & Thor Handler & Breeder // Service Dog "Thor, weighing in at 1.1 lbs at birth, was the only puppy from my Newfoundland's litter of puppies. Although disappointed I didn't have more puppies for service dog training, I embarked on the challenge of raising a singleton puppy into … read more
Weekly Paws: Susan Hartzler & Baldwin

Weekly Paws: Susan Hartzler & Baldwin

Feb 26th 2021

Susan Hartzler & BaldwinHandler // Therapy Dog"Before she died, mom bought me a rescue dog, a living memorial of her eternal love for me. This wasn’t just any rescue dog. Baldwin turned out to be a Puli, part of the herding group, a high-octane ball of fluff. After I brought him home I reali … read more
Weekly Paws: Sherrie Biernacki & Turner & Nicki

Weekly Paws: Sherrie Biernacki & Turner & Nicki

Feb 19th 2021

Sherrie Biernacki & Turner & NickiTrainer & Handler // Rally & Scent Work@smbiernacki"Rally is my first love, having earned Master and RAE titles on both my Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Turner and Nicki. With pandemic regulations, our opportunities to train and compete were mostly shut dow … read more
Weekly Paws: Cindy Mackes & JesseBelle

Weekly Paws: Cindy Mackes & JesseBelle

Feb 12th 2021

Cindy Mackes & JesseBelleTrainer & Handler // Agility & Rally Athlete@321flyingdogs"This is JesseBelle, She just turned 12 years old and still very active in the dog sport world of Agility & Rally. We have participated at a variety of shows. We were so lucky to be chosen to sh … read more
Weekly Paws: Laurie Williams & William

Weekly Paws: Laurie Williams & William

Feb 5th 2021

Laurie Williams & William Handler@thecaninediva "This is my best friend and partner William. He just turned 13 this year but he still has lots of life left in him. Through the years he's been the absolute best partner and teammate. We participated in a variety of dog sports and accumulat … read more
Weekly Paws: Cheryl Johnson & Red & Lily

Weekly Paws: Cheryl Johnson & Red & Lily

Jan 29th 2021

Cheryl Johnson, Red & Lily (posing with Judge Quencie Wend)Agility Trainer // Therapy Dog Certification"We live on a Pennsylvania farm and I raise English Shepherds. My dogs love competing in agility with me. I started agility when I retired, as well as some other dog sports, which included herdin … read more
5 Tips for Preparing Your Dog For New Year’s Eve

5 Tips for Preparing Your Dog For New Year’s Eve

Dec 29th 2020

New Year's Eve can be loud, hectic, and unfamiliar to your dog(s). From loud and sudden noises, to the abundance of new people, a territorial environment, and the wide array of food and drinks. Simply put, it's not the norm for your dog. And, although your dog may be friendly and obedient, it's s … read more
10 Dog Walking Tips Everyone Should Know

10 Dog Walking Tips Everyone Should Know

Apr 2nd 2020

Walking your dog is extremely important if you want your furry buddy to be healthy. It's a vital part of your pup's general well-being, as it allows them to stay healthy physically and mentally. Although we all know you're supposed to take your dog out several times a day, many owners struggle wit … read more
Keeping Your Dog Happy During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Keeping Your Dog Happy During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Mar 26th 2020

You may be unhappy that you’re stuck in the Coronavirus quarantine, but we guarantee your K9 is overjoyed that you’re spending so much time at home. Break up the monotony of the next few weeks with these fun activities to get moving, fight boredom, and strengthen the bond between you and you … read more
5 Ways to Bring Luxury to Your Dog's Life

5 Ways to Bring Luxury to Your Dog's Life

Feb 13th 2020

When you bring home a dog for the first time, the deep connection you feel toward them might surprise you. Your dog or cat may not be able to speak, but somehow, you form a true bond that lasts for years. And when your dog showers you with love, you want to do the same for them in return. Want … read more
5 Ways To Make Your Road Trip With Your Dog Stress-Free

5 Ways To Make Your Road Trip With Your Dog Stress-Free

Feb 4th 2020

Time to hit the road? Far from setting off into the sunset and enjoying a relaxing journey, travelling with a dog can be a fur-raising experience. Fear peeing, puking and pooing; shaking, barking, whining and whimpering. Yeah, safe to say that hitting Route 66 quickly turns into the road trip fro … read more
Competing at the Dog FCI Agility World Championships

Competing at the Dog FCI Agility World Championships

Apr 22nd 2019

Marcy Mantell & StripeIt is hard to believe, but, last fall I competed for the 7th time at the dog FCI Agility World Championships in Sweden. My six prior years were 2007-2012, when I had the honor to proudly represent the USA with my Sheltie, Wave. And, this year, I was proud to represent for t … read more
Coaches at the Dog Agility World Championships

Coaches at the Dog Agility World Championships

Mar 29th 2019

Agility World Championships (AWC) and the coaches My name is Carla McAlister and my first exposure to the world team dog coaches was as an alternate for the 2016 team. And this year, 2018 I won my spot onto the team and had the full experience. I did not have any clue what the coaches did for … read more