Links and Resources you May Enjoy
2 Cool Border Collies Blog: How one dog successfully rehabbed from an iliopsoas injury; puppy body awareness and fun on balance discs; follow a puppy for his training and fun during his first year, conditioning your dog; one dog's successful treatment of chronic allergies, using balance discs for conditioning and preventing injuries, and MORE.
Teaching the Dumbbell Retrieve (OPEN OBEDIENCE). Update July 2017. 5 Lessons are presented teaching how to have the dog take the dumbbell and hold until asked to release it; how to correctly hold by the bar; teaching FRONTS and FINISHES for dumbbell retrieve and adding distance to the dumbbell retrieve.
How to Teach the Utility Scent Article Discrimination
Bob Bailey: Don't Settle for Good Enough
So what distinguishes a great trainer from a good trainer or a so-so trainer? A great trainer knows how to get the behavior as quickly as possible and as accurately as possible with the least chances of extinction. The best trainers focus on building behaviors, building the desired habits, not suppressing the behaviors that we don't want. Read this excellent article with Bob Bailey who has mastered the science of animal training.
Using Balance Discs for Obedience & Rally Training, a video for FitPaws by Cynde
Dog Food Advisor: this web site has excellent information on dog food along with those that have been recalled. You can sign up to be notified of recalls. On August 14, 2013, The Proctor and Gamble Company announced it is recalling specific lots of Iams and Eukanuba dog and cat foods due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Hip Dysplasia and Young Dog Exercise; Interesting article published by USDAA February 11, 2013 on recent research on hip dysplasia. Environmental Factors Can Affect the Incidence of Hip Dysplasia
A study by Norwegian researcher Randi Krontveit indicates that conditions in early puppyhood can affect the appearance or severity of hip dysplasia in genetically predisposed dogs. Article by Claudia Bensimoun
Reduce Inflammation, Improve Detoxification and Promote Repair: excellent article by Dr. Jean Dodds on diet as one of the most important factors in helping to improve our pets quality of life. This article focuses arthritis.
Super Puppies - Early Neurological Stimulation
AKC - American Kennel Club
USDAA - United States Dog Agility Association
NADAC - North American Dog Agility Council