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Becoming Stealth

The act of becoming camouflage requires the assistance of a Doberman puppy. First, I let the puppy practice pouncing, then jumping away from Rugby. It looks something like this -Once the puppy has a few pounce/jump sequences under his belt, the Doberman…

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Amusement

Not too long ago, Rugby went with the whole family to an amusement park that allowed dogs. It wasn't quite big enough to be a real 'theme park' so we kept referring to it as a carnival on steroids.Rugby was…

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Remember when…

I had a flashback today. We set up our training equipment in Diesel's community at their town hall-ish thing since there is an open space lined with trees so we could work in the shade. Both dogs worked on retrieving…

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Competition

There is a certain format of training session that lends itself wonderfully to creating competition between dogs. It is something Rugby had all through his Novice, and Open training and scattered through his Utility training with Pete, the lab. We…

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Send Your Dog

We have been breaking each exercise down and re-building it so that we both have it down a little better. In the process, I focused on a problem with our scent articles. I was giving the signal the wrong way. When…

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