THIS page has a listing of all my blog posts, starting with the most recent. I briefly took a steep departure from my usual blog topics because I needed a place to continue working with the Nose Work Practice group I’ve run (in person) for the past five years – and this seems to be the most practical way to reach them!
So, I spent a week or so posting our on-going “Practice-At-Home” nose work training updates, exercises and tips here. Fortunately, it didn’t take as long as I expected to migrate everyone over to a dedicated Facebook group page, so I can go back to normal blogging again. Yay! The rest of you hopefully enjoyed watching a small sampling of what I do to supplement our retirement income in the real world.
To check out my “side pages”, for more in-depth info about my hobbies and the dogs I share my life with, click on the MENU at the top of the page. Enjoy!
Well, OK, maybe not so merrily, but it DOES seem to be spinning. I’ve been too busy to do much of that (spinning) myself lately, which I intend to remedy. Those of my followers who aren’t avid fans of K9 Nose Work (the dog sport) will be happy to note that I seem to haveContinue reading “And Life Spins Merrily Along …”
OK – getting your dog to stay AT SOURCE during a Nose Work search: Whether you want to encourage a specific response (note I don’t say TRAIN a specific response), or just solidify your dog remaining at source with whatever behavior your dog is already offering, what YOU do in those brief seconds after youContinue reading “Staying At Source – Tip #3”
Next Tuesday’s NW-Practice was going to be “Containers with Distractors”. So, starting today, I’m going to give you info and tips to help you successfully prepare for next Tuesday’s “at home” practice. I’m going to set up a search challenge for you to do at home, along with tips for those of you just startingContinue reading “Practice at home Post #2”
Welcome! This group was created to give our local Valley Nose Work/Scent Work group a safe place to PLAY until we can get back together in person to practice with our dogs. We will post a weekly (maybe more often) Practice Exercise to work on at home – feel free to post videos of yourContinue reading “Welcome to NW-Practice at home Post #1”
Well, all right – sunshine, at least. I’ll take what I can get! I woke this morning to sparkling white snow, glistening under bright blue skies and a morning sun with enough power to paint well-defined gray shadows in stripes across the swathes of white. Gorgeous! It would’ve been even prettier if I hadn’t beenContinue reading “SUNSHINE, Lollipops & Rainbows … 🎵🎶🎵”
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