Training dogs? Learn when to ask for help.

In the age of the internet, where dog training information on every subject is only a click away, I’m noticing something very interesting amongst dog trainers. We’ll spend hours researching a troublesome dog training topic on Facebook, Instagram and even on Tiktok, but often it doesn’t occur to us to actually ask another for help.Continue reading “Training dogs? Learn when to ask for help.”

FREE Rally Obedience Course – May 1, 2020

Course Details Level: Novice (CARO) Space Required: 50’x65′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: Big challenge in this is course is the changes of pace at 15, 16 & 17. In some cases, handler cues were late at 16 causing dogs to forge ahead. In other cases, the handler did not change pace within the required distanceContinue reading “FREE Rally Obedience Course – May 1, 2020”

FREE Rally Obedience Course – April 1, 2020

Course Details Level: Excellent Team (CARO) Space Required: 50’x65′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: There are some good opportunities to practice working around exciting obstacles in this course. Download this Course: CARO 50′x 65′ Course – Excellent Team (T12-054)

FREE Rally Obedience Course – March 1, 2020

Course Details Level: Advanced Team (CARO) Space Required: 50’x65′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Download this Course: CARO 50′x 65′ Course – Advanced Team (T12-054)

FREE Rally Obedience Course – February 1, 2020

Course Details Level: Novice Team (CARO) Space Required: 50’x65′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Download this Course: CARO 50′x 65′ Course – Novice Team (T12-054)

Return of the FREE Rally Courses – January 1, 2020

Forgive me friends! Somehow, it’s been six and a half  years since I’ve shared a rally course with you, but I’m back and I’ve got plenty of courses in the vault for you. Course Details Level: Excellent Team (CARO) Space Required: 30’x70′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is a fun team course with a jumpContinue reading “Return of the FREE Rally Courses – January 1, 2020”

To Cue, or not to Cue?

A few weeks ago, I had a bit of training dilemma, followed by a training epiphany, followed of course, by a new training dilemma. Training Dilemma #1 Epic and I have been working a lot on heeling lately for rally trials. Occasionally Epic will drift a tiny bit. Sometimes it’s a forge, sometimes a lag,Continue reading “To Cue, or not to Cue?”

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?”

Getting a Handle on Housetraining Issues

For many dog owners, housetraining is the #1 thing we want our dogs to learn. In my experience it is also one of the most frustrating and emotionally charged training issues that dog owners struggle with, and I can relate. Yes I’m a dog trainer and, yes, I’ve had house training issues… When Epic cameContinue reading “Getting a Handle on Housetraining Issues”