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Dogs That Do Just About Everything, plus Well-Trained Parents

Slowing down is not an option for Irish Water Spaniel enthusiast Stephanie O’Reilly. Editor Susan Chaney introduces readers to a woman who has done just about everything with her dogs simply by working with their innate desire to please. Meet the busy working professional who has scheduled nearly every weekend through the year just so she can compete with her dogs in conformation, obedience, agility and field events.

Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn says that her parents have been well-trained to prepare for visits with her pack. In today’s Down and Back, Pilar highlights some of her dog’s antics that – despite the occasional body slam – keep the “grandparents” coming back for more.

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Editor in Chief

Stephanie O’Reilly’s Dogs Do Just About Everything
By Susan Chaney

It’s June 14, 2012, and Stephanie O’Reilly knows what she’ll be doing virtually every weekend for the rest of this year. She’ll be at one conformation show, then at performance trials for all but five of them.

She doesn’t work for the American Kennel Club or the United States Dog Agility Association, nor is she a professional handler. O’Reilly will simply be taking her four Irish Water Spaniels around the regions surrounding her Germantown, Md., home, working on their titles and giving them the chance to do what they love best – pleasing her. more


The Well-Trained Parents

By Pilar Kuhn

“Love me, love my dog” is a phrase we often say. However, not all dogs are created equal. Bringing a Bouvier into a household isn’t like carrying around a tiny Chihuahua.

Thankfully, my parents have loved my dogs since the first night I drove home with baby Emilie in the back of my car. Over the years, they’ve been well-trained to know what to expect when the pack swarms them in greeting. more


Training Against Type

By Billy Wheeler



A Plethora of Goodies

By Kayla Bertagnolli



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The Back Story
Billy Wheeler
The Down and Back
Pilar Kuhn
DFR
Kayla Bertagnolli
Dog Show Poop
Billy Wheeler

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