Robin Nuttall says she didn’t intend to start a new dog sport. But when our contributing writer discovered that her Miniature Pinscher was unable to compete in earthdog trials, she discovered a fun and informal activity that allows her dog to exercise its historic function. Find out how Robin’s efforts are preparing to make barn hunt a sanctioned event open to any dog.
Good fences make good neighbors, or so the saying goes. Unfortunately for some responsible dog owners, the fence can never be tall enough to satisfy some neighbors. Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn shares her recent experience when a notice arrived at her doorstep from city officials. Find out why it’s important to know your rights as a responsible dog owner.
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The Start of a New Dog Sport – Barn Hunt
By Robin Nuttall
I really didn’t intend to start a new dog sport. I don’t have the time for one thing, and for another I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing. I mean, yeah, I’ve been in dogs a long time, have trained and trialed in a lot of sports, been a club president, and I ran our club’s AKC agility trials for seven years. But start an entire sport organization? I think maybe I’ve gone a little nuts. But let me go back to the beginning. more
Know Your Rights
By Pilar Kuhn
We have to continually fight for our rights to own animals in America.
Changes to the Animal Welfare Act proposed by the USDA and APHIS could seriously and negatively impact the majority of us involved in rearing and showing dogs if approved. Thankfully, various groups, including purebred dog breeders and owners, have organized in an effort to speak out against the rule changes.
But what about fighting for your right to live in your own neighborhood? Do you know your rights as a pet owner? more