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What is Competitive Obedience?

What is Competitive Obedience?

Ok, so I'm totally biased here!  Competitive obedience is my passion. I love to watch and train happy, enthusiastic dogs performing precise moves and exercises with attitude and pizazz.  There is something about having a dog so tightly and joyfully synchronised with...

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What is Rally-O?

What is Rally-O?

Rally-O, short for Rally - Obedience, is a relative newcomer to the dog sport world.  Unlike traditional competitive obedience and agility, which have been around for many decades, Rally-O has only been officially recognised as a sport here in NZ for a few years.  ...

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What is ‘Nosework’?

What is ‘Nosework’?

Nosework is the sport of scent detection. Although it is not available as an actual competitive discipline here in NZ just yet, the benefits of teaching it as a skill are many. It is easy and cheap, requires very little space or equipment and any dog can do it. In...

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Dog Training Books.  Reader Beware!

Dog Training Books. Reader Beware!

Don’t believe everything you read… You have a dog. Maybe you just want to know more about training. Maybe you have a problem. For whatever reason, you decide to get yourself some education so you buy yourself a dog training book. I love reading training books –...

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Introducing a Cat to Cujo

Introducing a Cat to Cujo

A few weeks ago, I did something bonkers.  I decided to get a cat.  That might not seem so strange until you realise that I live with a dog who kills things.  Breezy is a 9 yr. old husky x border collie.  He has killed birds, rodents and rabbits.  He would have LOVED...

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Why Manners Matter

Why Manners Matter

For most dog owners, the thought of having to carry food or toys everywhere is a turn off. Who wants smelly dog treats or soggy toys in their pockets all day? Yuck! Well, with a bit of effort it doesn’t have to be that way. All dogs have things they LOVE to do....

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