The Sport of K9 Nose Work

By |2021-07-01T17:25:51+00:00July 1st, 2021|Dog sports, Exercise, Health|

Article by Trainer-in-Training, Kelsi Long All dogs know how to use their nose, it’s an instinct they’re born with; but have you ever thought about putting that instinct to the ultimate test? Nose Work is a fun dog sport for both you and your pup! It is mentally stimulating, can be physically challenging, very rewarding for your dog and relies 100% [...]

Preventing injury: Growth plates and exercise for puppies and dogs

By |2021-03-16T04:56:50+00:00March 16th, 2021|Dog sports, Exercise, Health, puppy joints|

(Article by VK9 Trainer, Samantha Lee, CCFT) Young dogs are full of energy which often leads owners to allow excessive running or play in an effort to get all of their energy out... because who doesn't love a tired puppy. But excessive exercise causes much more harm than good because the joints they use most during exercise are where their growth [...]

All about dog agility training!

By |2021-02-12T04:08:09+00:00February 9th, 2021|Dog sports|

By: Trainer Maria Fell The history of dog agility training Agility began in the 1970’s and has become an increasingly popular dog sport.  Interestingly, agility began as a place-filler and crowd-pleaser in the UK during dog shows.  Coordinators felt a need to fill the gap between Obedience and Breed competitions to keep the audience occupied. The task was brought to a [...]

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