Articles Focused on Dog Sports, Tricks, and Activities
Even though dog sports are so fulfilling, and a truly special way to engage with your dog, for the 2019 calendar year, I am taking a sabbatical from dog sports… here’s why…
Is traditional obedience a bit too structured for you? Do you want to build on that teamwork and bond between you and your dog and possibly earn titles? Then Rally Obedience might be just what you are looking for!
Choosing an activity for our primitive dogs takes a lot of consideration. Here are some awesome reasons why Nose Work might be the perfect activity for your primitive dog.
When thinking of fun dog training opportunities for our dogs, one sport in particular has become extremely popular – the sport of dog agility. I like this activity for primitive dogs especially because it involves both mental and physical exercise, of which my dogs have plenty to burn! You do not need a ton of space to get some good work done, and best of all, you don’t have to compete to have a blast with your dog and develop teamwork.
Exercising your primitive dog is easier than you may think. Many owners feel frustrated when they don’t have access to large off-leash areas where their dogs can run safely. But you don’t need an off-leash area to run your dogs. Canicross - the sport of dog powered running - gets you and your dog out enjoying the outdoor and burning a ton of energy in the process.
Do you and your primitive dog enjoy hiking on the trails? Ever had the urge to pack up and go for a long distance hike or multi day hike but aren’t sure what you’ll need or how to prepare? Or maybe you have but either feel you pack too much or are missing some items. In this blog you’ll find a comprehensive list of things to pack and how to prepare yourself and your primitive dog for life in the woods.
We’ve all been there – searching for the perfect Facebook profile or cover photo that showcases our dogs in all their gorgeous, talented glory… No matter how many nice pictures we have of them sitting nicely, or maybe running around with their friends, sometimes we just want something more fun that demonstrates our dog’s true personality. This is where tricks come in! There are a few specific tricks that I think lend themselves well to photography.
Does your dog like long walks or hikes? Do they enjoy playing fetch or tug? How about dog sports? All of these activities don’t necessarily come easy – to reduce risk of injury no matter what you do it is important for our dogs to be physically fit. One aspect of that is engaging in regular fitness routines through the use of tricks.
It is important to remember however that fun isn’t guaranteed without careful planning and consideration. If you ever attend dog focused festivals, sports trials, or camps, planning ahead is essential to having a fun with your primitive partner.