It is shaping up to be a busy winter for the Bug.
I just signed Bug up for two seminars - one on Nosework in January and another on Teeter Troubleshooting (based on Susan Garrett's Say Yes! framework) in February. Act-Up is also having Tracy Skelnor and Debi Hutchinson out in January and February. Woo-hoo. We will be busy absorbing as much info as possible!
More on Nosework.....
Apparently the East Coast has its first certified Nosework instructor in residence and he is giving two seminars at Masterpeace - one in December and one in January. Here's the blurb from Masterpeace:
What is Nosework? In this sport, dogs indicate the location of a "target" scent by using their natural sense of smell. This seminar will focus on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt, and their love of toys, food and exercise. Your dog will have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
I know Whole Dog Journal did an article on it in August, but I didn't know there were any trainers out our way. I am really excited. I would love to do this with Ike, but given he stresses in a seminar situation I think I will do it with Bug.
It is always nice to have things to look forward to!!
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