Posts with tag earthdog

Robin Nuttall

The Start of a New Dog Sport – Barn Hunt

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… read more

In flyball, as in many dog sports, owners must restrain their dogs to keep them from taking off too soon. Here a dog is released to take his jumps, grab his ball and return. Photo courtesy of Leerie Jenkins.

My Favorite Things: Performance Event Videos

One of the great parts of my job is writing about the amazing dogs and people who compete in agility, flyball, lure coursing, dock jumping and other performance events. As an added bonus, I often come across videos of these trials and competitions. Some videos are professionally done. Others almost look professional. And still others… read more


Connecticut Vet ‘Listens’ to Her Dogs When It Comes to Performance Events

Heather Rife, D.V.M., just might be a modern-day Dr. Doolittle. The East Haven, Conn., veterinarian can hear what her dogs tell her. OK, they don’t bark or whine to let her know which performance events and other canine activities they want to do. Nor do they speak English. But she watches their reactions, gauges their… read more


Earthdogs and Submarine Races

It never rains in Southern California. Ha! Don’t you believe it. We just had a day of high winds and heavy, torrential rains in South El Monte, Calif., about 14 miles east of Los Angeles. The only thing missing was lightning, thank goodness! But – as with almost any good dog event – the show… read more