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The Great Sport of Obedience

Published in the BCSA Borderlines Magazine History The first obedience trial was created in 1933 by Helen Whitehouse Walker of New York. By 1936, the AKC had adopted standards for obedience trials and trials were being held across the United States. For many years, competition obedience was the only “dog sport” available to people. As […]

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Weather isn’t so delightful!

Published in the BCSA Borderlines Magazine Weather is not always ideal for outdoors training. In fact, it is sometimes downright harsh and inconvenient! When cruel weather hits, or circumstances make it difficult to risk going outside for training, don’t despair! There are training activities that you can enjoy with your dog right in the comfort […]

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Thinking about taking online classes?

Published in the BCSA Borderlines Magazine Here is what you need to know and look for in online classes? Online dog training or e-learning has become a hot trend. Today your options are limitless on how and where to gather information about dog training, behavior modification, and competition training. Online classes are growing in popularity […]

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The show is over – NOW WHAT!

Published in the BCSA Borderlines Magazine The show is over, so now what????? Now is the perfect time to evaluate your dog’s and your performances. Make some brief notes on the things that went well and those that need improvement. Once you have your list, think about possible solutions of the areas you feel need […]

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Scent Articles

  Published in the BCSA Borderlines Magazine Whether you have a new puppy, are just starting in novice or have already obtained your CDX, training scent articles is something you will want to start. Training scent articles generally takes time and patience to end up with a reliable exercise. There are many methods to train […]

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MY DOG NEVER DOES THAT! (IN TRAINING)

Posted in the BCSA Borderlines Magazine The problem ~ When showing your dog is leaving to sniff or go visit? There might be several problems or a combination of issues contributing to the sniffing. 1) Stress of environment. i.e. New places/shows seem to create stress. Is the trainer going to “new” locations to train on […]

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Do you want to be successful when showing?

Published in the BCSA Borderlines Magazine Your approach to dog training has a big impact on the actual show results that you will get. As long as you have the right mindset about training, you can be sure that your dog will become a confident partner. Here are a few tips that will help you […]

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“Achieving a Balance” in training

Published in the BCSA Borderlines Magazine Most of us want and even strive for a dog that exudes enjoyment when training and showing. What many of us ultimately look for is a partner that shows willingness and precision along with drive and desire. How do we achieve that balance between speed and yet keep the […]

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