Can You Handle It?

Can You Handle It?

No, the title doesn’t refer to the current heatwave New Zealand is experiencing! I’m asking if you can handle your dog’s body. Can you check ears, eyes, mouth, feet and ‘private bits’? Can you groom, trim or apply minor first aid if needed? If the answer is “Umm, no…”...
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...
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...
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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