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Helen King on Structure Evaluation

Skeleton Drawing of a dog from Rachel Page Elliot

When Susan asked me to write about what kind of structure to look for in performance puppies, I thought, sure but how do I give them the meaning of life in a few paragraphs? OK, that is a bit of an exaggeration but it is not something you learn in one blog entry. It has […]

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On Picking MY Puppy

Feature at 1 year and 8 weeks of age.

Okay, sometimes my blog is a bit frustrating.  Yesterday was one of those days. I scheduled a post to come up tomorrow and (even thought the date read Oct 30th) it showed up yesterday (on the 28th).  So that is why some of you may have read a post that was there for a few […]

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Puppies You Just Hafta Have . . .

Eight week old Shelby . . . oh the indignities our first dogs have endured.

So I have heard from some of you that you are curious why I did not mention Encore in my two posts last week about how I picked my puppies. It was for no reason in particular other than brevity, just as there was no reason why I didn’t mention how I selected my first […]

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Or is it . . .

Buzzy being Buzzy (if you look closely he has broken a slat off the Frame has he powers to his position)

Some great comments following my post yesterday. I love when my own students don’t agree with me!  Not that I want a lot of arguments when I am teaching, but it is brilliant if you question opinion, that makes everyone better.  If you push me to explain myself you may expose a weakness in my […]

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Love at First Sight . . . It is a Must!

That special bond was there from the start with Feature, here at 10 weeks.

Writing the post yesterday got me thinking about raising those two puppies. I realized I actually was also training a 3rd puppy at the same time.  When I brought Speki home to train I actually already had a 6 month old Border Collie that was in for training. In total I have brought in  5 […]

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