I've written about working dogs for more than a decade. They are my passion. And if I can shed some light on the subject I like to do it.
As the owner of a beautiful and smart (she's both!) working dog named Jersey, I've been on both sides of the fence at AKC Hunt Test competitions, as a competitor and secondly as an AKC Hunt Test judge. Read More
Fetch is a game that every dog owner has played at some time in their life. The dog chases the dry rubber ball and returns it back to the thrower, somewhat more slimy than before. Simple. It’s a great game and most dogs happily play it. Read More
here are the mega-buck retriever trucks with 14 stalls for dogs, the pros love them, but if you're not a pro you have to find something more civilized. That's why I drive a Vanagon, a Westfalia actually, comes with stove, frig, two beds and enough room for several kennels. Read More
Here's a lesson I learned early on. Everything we’ve read, seen or heard about retriever training is futile until we embrace the concept that dogs are creatures of habit. Read More
Getting started in the retriever training game takes commitment, and obviously the right equipment. Experienced trainers are fully equipped to handle most training drill scenarios, which leaves 99 percent of others often puzzled by the choices that need to be made. Read More