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"Trialing your dog is your WORST day of training"

Putting your dog in a trial is well, honestly your worst day of training. Profound statement I know. In this day and age of social media and society wanting things quickly, it is not uncommon for people to enter their dogs

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Is it possible to train my puppy for multiple dog sports?

"Is it possible to train my dog for multiple dog sports like IGP and Ring Sports at the same time?"  This is a question I get asked at least a few times a week. The answer however is not so

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"It is my first IGP/IPO trial....is it ok to ask the judge some questions?"

With so many new people getting into dog sports such as IGP/IPO and Ringsports, I always get questions asking if it is ok to ask the judge a question prior to your showing. Here is the answer.Normally at a championship

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A "New Breed" of dog trainer?

This is an observation, and a generalization.  At one time I was considered "The New Breed' of dog trainer. Mainly because of my "outside the box' way of thinking and training as it pertains to modern day working dogs, I.e

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Trial like you train, train like you trial.

It really is a simple concept, I have even done full two day seminars on the topic. But why don’t people do it?  I recently read a post on an IPO social media site where a person entered for a

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