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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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Conditioning your dog for IPO/Ring

I have seen many questions on the great Book of Face regarding what people do as far as physical conditioning for their dog for IPO/Ring Sport.  Honestly through the years I have been asked that question hundreds of times, especially

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I am thinking about getting another dog to keep my current dog company

In my career, I have heard this much too often.. "I am thinking about getting another dog to keep my current dog company".Stop right there! Lets discuss a few things first. Normally we get dogs to keep US company and

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