Our First Herding Adventure!

Yesterday, Bear and I went to 4U Farms in St. Norbert to take part in a Herding Instinct Test. Herding has always been something I’ve been interested in trying with Bear but until now, there has always been something to prevent us from doing it. As some of you may know, Bear is a rescue andContinue reading “Our First Herding Adventure!”

At Last…

Bear and I were  in Regina last weekend for the KAOS DogSports Rally Obedience trial. We have been chasing our Versatility title since 2009 and KAOS was offering two versatility runs on the Saturday. In the interest of saving money, I decided to drive down Friday evening and home on Saturday evening which meant onlyContinue reading “At Last…”

CARO Working Level Exercise Videos

For your viewing pleasure, here are the first two videos of Bear and I performing Novice Working exercises. Enjoy!

Winter Tracking!

Well for some reason, 6 minutes has done wonders for my own motivation to get back into training with Bear. This weekend, we had some wonderful weather, especially for February in Manitoba and so, while I had some bread rising and some beans simmering on the stove, I ran across the street to lay outContinue reading “Winter Tracking!”

Carting with a Clicker: Ready to Hitch

The Rules There are very few harnessing and hitching guidelines in the CKC Draft Test Rules and Regulations (2011). The rules are as follows: Hitching and harnessing are the only times when the handler may touch the dog. The dog must stand during harnessing/hitching/loading/unhitching. During the harnessing and hitching, the handler’s skill and the dog’sContinue reading “Carting with a Clicker: Ready to Hitch”