Our weather is getting cooler, which makes for terrific tracking weather. Just like a working dog handler, to judge the weather by the dog’s work, huh? This time of year, I am always looking for new folks to lay a trail for my dog. I ask total strangers, whom I meet on the street. You … Continue reading The weather is getting cooler. Let’s T-R-A-C-K!!!
Today, with just about anything being classified as offensive or threatening, and potential for arrest by authorities, we must absolutely be mindful of exactly what we say or do. I have included here just such an example of that. Here is an interesting list of words that have the potential to land anyone on a … Continue reading Watch WHAT you say, and HOW you say it
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My tracking seminar eating my Hawaii trip. 😁❤️🐕
I was seriously, 100%, going to delete my Facebook account, going as far as scheduling Phoenix Working Dog page for deletion. The reason being, that I was just encountering so much drama, public shaming, and hate showing up in my newsfeed. After doing some administrative training and research for my website, I learned that social … Continue reading Phoenix Working Dogs is back on Facebook
🐕I am a working dog handler. I drive a 1990 F-250. It needs work. It rarely gets the gas tank filled all the way. But I train. 🐕Occasionally, I go to training seminars. When I do attend a seminar, I pack along a sleeping bag, tent, and food & snacks for me and my dog, because … Continue reading Never Stop Training
Did I ever think that this little bundle of Dutch love would grow up to be an amazing search dog, with an incredible work ethic? I had hoped, as that is why I got her, but we all know how that can go. 🐕❤️ Zephyr showing her tracking abilities at a young age. The night I … Continue reading Zephyr hopes all dogs had a Happy National Dog Day.
In recognition of our canine friends, our protectors, best friends, and partners, go get out there and DO something FUN with your dog. We have a few fun things to do, here on the website (on the Training tab), but I'm sure that if you look around your community, you are bound to find other … Continue reading Happy International Dog Day
It's an early summer morning. There is a slight breeze blowing, but not too warm , yet. You gather up your dog training gear, make your coffee, and get ready to head out for a great day training dogs. Before you head out, you decide to check your email. After that, you look at your … Continue reading Distractions. Some are great for dog training, others not so much.
Imagine this. It is a school day. You just sent your child off to school, and you have settled in to your daily routine. While having your morning coffee and listening to the news, you see a "Breaking News" item. This catches your attention and you tune in closer. There has been a school shooting … Continue reading Patrol dogs in schools for Active Shooter situations….NO, just NO!!!