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Rugby’s Advent Calendar

The moment you have all been waiting for… Rugby’s 6th annual online Advent Calendar starts tomorrow. I will be posting a picture every day until Christmas of Rugby with something Red and something Green. Here are some examples from previous years to get us started. RED carpet, Green rug. Red and Green wrapping paper Red… Read more »

Truxtun Park

We had a great turn out for today’s Power Training Session at Truxtun Park. It has been too long since our last training field trip, so this was a good mental exercise for all the dogs. Information on the next session will be posted soon! Can’t wait!

Fourth of July Photos

We had a great turn out for the Canine Good Citizen test last week. Thanks to all the dog and handler teams that showed up and to the volunteers that helped run them through the test! We will have another test later fall/winter so keep checking for details. After the CGC test, a few students… Read more »

Louisville Road Trip

Rugby, Parker and Bourbon headed to Louisville last week for the American Maltese Association’s National Specialty. I thought it was rather ironic that they had this years specialty in the heart of Bourbon Country, so it was a must that we road trip our way there so the bitch could come with us. We arrived… Read more »

2014 National Obedience Championship

Rugby and I had the pleasure of attending the AKC’s National Obedience Championship this year in March. This was Rugby’s third time attending this event so we had a pretty good idea of what to expect. The NOC is a tournament like event, where dogs show 6 times a day for two days, and do a… Read more »

Generalizing the Retrieve

The retrieve is my favorite thing to teach dogs. It means I can have them carry things for me, pick up stuff that I drop and take really cute pictures with them holding props. We teach this initially with a dumbbell, but to make it truly useful, they need to practice picking up different sized,… Read more »

Zach’s Rally Weekend

Last weekend Zach, the Golden Retriever, showed at the Cherry Blossom Cluster in Timonium, MD. We were hoping he would be ready for Open by the time this show came around. He is *really* close, but not quite there so we decided to wait another month. Instead, we entered him in Rally Advanced. Our goal… Read more »