Carolinas Dog Event Calendar

Welcome to the Carolinas Dog Event Calendar. Every month, we will update the calendar with events that are happening in North Carolina and South Carolina. Upcoming Seminars: Puppy Culture- January 13-14 Dudley Shumate agility seminar- January 26-28 Jane Jackson...

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Clever Utility Dog

This weekend, Clever Livy was entered in Competition Obedience in the Utility ring. Utility is often referred to as "futility" because there are so many decisions the dog has to make at a distance from the handler and just like most trials, you cannot have any rewards...

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Do I need to be alpha to my dog?

How often have you heard that you need to be Alpha to your dog? It's a common belief. Researchers were premature in their publication of this concept and they discovered shortly after announcing their Alpha concept that it is not true. A wolf pack is a family and the...

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Fun with Heeling Foundations

Talent and I are working on her heeling foundation. I like to work on pivots before we do a lot of heeling because I find that it really helps the dog learn precisely where heel position is. In the video below, I'm looking at how she moves into position and where she...

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Building Reliability

Building reliability with our dogs is a process. Just like going to the gym once, doesn't build immediate muscles, building reliability with our dogs skills takes practice. This week, I worked on adding a bit of distractions to our signals with a dancing toy. It was a...

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