Itís a subject guaranteed to provoke a storm of response, so itís no great surprise to see the perennial problem of Ďdog turdí once again raising its ugly head in the media.
It doesnít seem five minutes since I was writing about starting to train Venus and taking pictures of her learning to play with articles, and yet here we are just three weeks away from her first trial.
On August 17-18 Worcester DTC held its first double weekend of open shows at a new venue near Evesham. Personally I didnít dislike either of the two previous venues, but this one was a fair bit bigger with an enormous area for camping while the...
In recent years the heelwork to music division at shows has seen a big increase in the amount of teams entering these classes. In the early days it tended to be more entries in freestyle with heelwork to music not as popular.
After such a long break it was a real pleasure to be setting off for the ASPADS Scarborough trial, and with good weather forecast and high hopes of success we were really looking forward to working the dogs.
North West Kent DTC and Redcar DTC were the last two shows in July and at opposite ends of the country, so weíll start with North West Kent where the ticket judges were Kamal Fernandez (dogs) and Keith Gwillim (bitches).
Last month we looked at how the world of sled dog sport started during the Alaskan gold rush with the development of the sport of mushing from the mail dog teams working between the villages during that time.
The world of working trials was saddened to hear of the death of Bill Hardaway who has been a stalwart of the sport for so many years. In addition to all his work with the Kennel Club and the SATS trials, Bill was also a strong competitor and good...
ONE OF the most difficult balancing acts in training dogs for any sport is control versus motivation, and one of the most in depth and often hotly disputed topics in dog training conversations is how to achieve one without losing the other.
TWICE a year the heelwork to music working party meets at the Kennel Club to discuss any matters that have arisen and also to look to the future of the sport.
On the hottest day of the year so far the PD dogs were in hot pursuit at Surrey. This summer trial drew a good entry of 12 for Lauren Marlow, judging her first championship PD, but when she accepted the appointment I am sure she didnít envisage...
The hot weather continued for the weekend of July 13-14 when Eastleigh DTC held its championship show on the Saturday while Winchester City DTC held its show on the Sunday.