CARO and CKC Comparison: Eligibility

 One of the things that drew me to CARO originally was the fact that CARO rules allow for the participation of a wide range of individual dogs and people. CKC, on the other hand is a bit more restrictive although I am very pleased about the recent changes they have made to allow the participationContinue reading “CARO and CKC Comparison: Eligibility”

CARO and CKC: What’s the difference?

Many of us involved in the sport of rally obedience often have an opportunity to participate in the same sport under different organisations. in order to succeed in the same sport in multiple venues, a person really needs to have an idea of each organisations rules. We all do this for different reasons. maybe weContinue reading “CARO and CKC: What’s the difference?”

Rally Course of the Week – June 21, 2013

Course Details Level: Novice Team (CARO) Space Required: 30’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Download this Course: CARO 30′x 70′ Course – Novice Team (T12-052)

Herding Clinic with Roy Sage – April 20 & 21, 2013

I am a bit behind but two weekends ago, Bear and I headed to St. Norbert, MB for three days of herding. This was my first herding clinic so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I’m new enough to the sport to know I don’t really know anything. There were a variety of dogsContinue reading “Herding Clinic with Roy Sage – April 20 & 21, 2013”

Trial Season Insanity: Can I avoid it?

Am I the only one that drives myself insane doing something I love? Is there anyone in the world who can do it all…or do these people just exist in my head?

Wheat City Kennel Club Rally Obedience Trial – November 16, 2012

I decided to enter Bear in one CKC rally obedience trial at the Excellent level last weekend. We had successfully been trialing in different venues (besides home) without food on the course and I thought we might be ready. I was wrong. There were 5 dogs in our class. I knew the dog ahead ofContinue reading “Wheat City Kennel Club Rally Obedience Trial – November 16, 2012”

CKC and AHBA Herding Trials – September 28, 29 & 30, 2012

Two weekends ago, Bear and I attended our first herding trials ever. We attended a few classes this spring and Bear is getting better and better with the sheep. I am also getting better at handling so I was hopeful we would be able to at least achieve either a Herding Tested title under CKCContinue reading “CKC and AHBA Herding Trials – September 28, 29 & 30, 2012”

Herding–September 12, 2012

Last Wednesday we made the trek to St. Norbert for our last chance at herding before the trial at the end of the month. On the weekend we went down to Bottineau, ND where I purchased a stock stick so now I look like I know what I am doing. My stick is plain whiteContinue reading “Herding–September 12, 2012”

Notes: Tracking lecture by John (Jack) Wilhelm September 2, 2012

The following is my interpretation of some of the topics covered in a short (2.5hour) lecture delivered by John (Jack) Wilhelm after our tracking test last Sunday. I am posting them, like I have for other seminars in the past, because writing helps me process things. I’ll add my thoughts/comments at another time. Training vs.Continue reading “Notes: Tracking lecture by John (Jack) Wilhelm September 2, 2012”

Our First TD Test – About as good as it could be…without passing

Before the Test We met at a Denny’s for the draw. In tracking there is an advantage to an earlier track – early tracks are often aged less and are likely to have more dew remaining on the vegetation. Dew is good because moisture enhances scent. Before the draw I got to meet a FacebookContinue reading “Our First TD Test – About as good as it could be…without passing”