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As the Wheels Turn – 12-Steps to a Happier You

I once read a line that has stayed with me for years. Essentially, it said, “The man who can focus his entire attention on one single problem for just 20 minutes can rule the world.” In our hectic, over-scheduled, under-funded, hyper-stimulated world, this is, indeed, a very difficult challenge. Especially so in the dog world,… read more

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What Makes a Great Competitor?

What makes a competitor great? I’ve been mulling this question over for quite a while. Because I think, at the heart of it, a great competitor is composed of much more than just what can be gleaned from the surface. Is it based solely on results? On how many nationals/ invitationals/ tryouts/ worlds an individual… read more

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What Makes a Veterinary Specialist So Special?

Becoming a veterinary specialist is difficult. I don’t say this looking for sympathy, as I am well aware I chose this career, and the stresses I’ve sustained thus far are primarily of my own doing. But there are times when I do question my path. Not because I’m thinking about pursuing a completely different profession,… read more

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A Tribute to Kamikaze

The first Siberian Husky to achieve ADCH and LAA Bronze. When we choose our agility partner, there are many different breeds to choose from out there. For most of us, a Siberian Husky is not our first choice for an agility partner. Competitors who do choose a Sibe for their teammate are fortunate enough to… read more

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New Years Resolutions for a Healthier Dog: A Month-By-Month Guide

With the New Year rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. This year, how about getting your dogs in on the act? Resolve to make their lives happier and healthier with assistance from the month-by-month guide below. Have a look and feel free to revise according to what… read more

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This Veteran Is Lobbying for Service Dogs on Capitol Hill

There is no doubt that dogs provide us with numerous benefits. They make us healthier, happier, and probably better people, too. For those with service dogs, the benefit of the relationship is life-changing. Just ask Marine Veteran Cole Lyle. Lyle was recently highlighted by Victoria Taft in an article for the Independent Journal Review where he… read more

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A New Years Resolution – Planning For Your Dogs

According to author Rennie Chamberlain, what your pet wants most is to be with you. At least that is true of her dog, so she created Your Pet Portfolio, a way to make your pet feel like you are there, even while it is in the care of others. Inside Your Pet Portfolio is a… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – New Year

The dawn of a New Year heralds excitement in the world of purebred dog enthusiasts, whether as a judge, breeder, owner or handler. New dogs on the horizon, new beauty to seek. I’m writing this final column for 2016 sitting on the floor with a dozen (yes, TWELVE) 3 1/2 week old GWP puppies curled… read more

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AKC Announces Breeder of The Year By Sport

New York, N.Y.-The American Kennel Club, the leading advocate for dogs, wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports.  The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport… read more

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Dog Show Superintendents Association Holds Annual Meeting

(GREENSBORO, NC…) The Dog Show Superintendent’s Association (DSSA) annual meeting was held December 5, 2016 in Key West, FL. The following members were present: President Bob Christiansen, Dorie Crowe (MB-F Dog Shows); Secretary-Treasurer, Becky Sumner, Sheila Raymond (BaRay Event Services); Tyler Brudi (Roy Jones Dog Shows); Tim James, (Onofrio Dog Shows), and Ed Smizer (Rau… read more

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