Day: January 30, 2016

The Joys of Junior Showmanship

Text Copyright the American Kennel Club, Inc., 2007. No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Reprinted with permission from AKC Family Dog, March-April, 2008. To subscribe: http://www.akc.org/pubs 11 year old Sarah Tooley, daughter of Barb Thompson In our …

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Kerries in Freestyle Obedience

It’s a pretty new sport. The opportunities to compete are still limited but more and more clubs are hosting demos at their shows or sponsoring seminars or classes. Currently there is some variety in what freestyle entails ranging from precision heelwork set to music, which …

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Rally-O: The Fun and the Challenge

Rally-O is a more recent type of obedience competition where the dog can be encouraged through the stations. The animal-handler team are observed from the moment you enter the show-grounds. Any type of harsh language, physical correction or serious misbehavior will have the team excused. …

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Canine Good Citizen

Text Copyright the American Kennel Club, Inc., 2005. No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Reprinted with permission from AKC Family Dog, September/October 2005.  To subscribe: http://www.akc.org   Please, Mom, please. I’ll take care of him, honest. Pleeeeease?” …

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Breed & Obedience for You & Your Kerry Blue

Reprinted from The Empire Kerry Blue Terrier Club Newsletter, contributed by Edith Izant   I am going to quote two passages from the American Kennel Club which may be unfamiliar, but which explain pretty well what we are all doing, or should be doing, in …

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