Posts By bisd


Where to Find Junior Results and Stats

Finding Junior Showmanship results and statistics is not an easy task, which is why I thought I would share with you some of my favorite ways to get the job done. The easiest way to keep track of your own wins is simply to DIY – do it yourself! I find that if you write… read more


Junior Newcomers Need More Than Desire

As if joining a new sport isn’t rough enough, entering the world of dog shows, and Junior Showmanship specifically, takes that feeling of “rough” one step further. I think most of you would agree that in the past and today most junior handlers grow up with an immediate family member or someone close to them… read more


How Dogs Rule Our Worlds

In our own little worlds, sometimes we aren’t the first priority, whether our kids, a significant other, or, yes, even our four-legged friends come before us. There always seems to be something that we put ahead of ourselves. Most DFR readers may be able to relate to the fact that dogs often do indeed “rock”… read more


Practice Makes Perfect

Skills and talents fade if we don’t put them to good use. If we don’t practice what we know and learn more about what we want to know, we are essentially “out of practice.” This is why practice should be a part of our everyday regular schedule. Practice keeps our skills, talents and abilities honed…. read more

P5 Keeps Dog Training Fun

I love just about everything about the P5 app.Its sleek and clean look keeps me interested with unexpected features that are definitely useful. P5 continually surprises me with how it can help motivate me to stay active with my dogs. For example, the “Pro Tips” at the bottom of the Activity page give me great… read more

An Interview with Kirby McNab

Wanna meet an amazing, inspiring girl today? Well here’s your chance! This girl is a total force to be reckoned with!  Today I introduce to you Ms. Kirby McNab of Huntington Beach, California.   I first saw Kirby in February of 2013 and immediately thought, “I need to meet this girl and see what she’s… read more


Bad to the Bone

Naughty or extra naughty? That is the question! I continually ask myself this question as I watch my puppies grow up. It’s like a fun game to see who can be the craziest – and the baddest! To dogs, it doesn’t really matter if they shred the newspaper into a million pieces, knock over the… read more

The Importance of Knowing Your Standard

On a scale of one to 10, the importance of knowing your breed standard would be somewhere close to an 11. Don’t ya think? Obviously it may be difficult to memorize an entire standard word for word, but little by little the pieces should start to fit together, and before you know it, you will… read more

Dock Diving: Something for Everyone!

Dock diving or dock jumping; call it what you will. Overall it’s just too much fun, and not just for the dogs! It’s fun for the handler, the dog and every single person watching! Although popular in the United Kingdom and Australia, this sport started in the U.S. in 1997 at the Incredible Dog Challenge…. read more

Tricked Out!

Throwing conformation aside, most dog fanciers would agree there’s a big difference between pets and show dogs. But I like to think there’s something that meets in the middle. I’m talking about our dogs that may have once shown, but have retired to be our companions, or even those dogs that just don’t have the… read more

1 2 3 17