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This Sunday morning – quotes and meaning

Every Sunday morning I find some time to tune in.  This was absolutely perfect this morning.  I’m a huge fan of Cheryl Strayed and her book Wild…  And also Brave and also Tiny Beautiful Things…

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Merry Christmas 2015

©Dawn Norris, Canines on Duty

©Dawn Norris, Canines on Duty

Pooch-a-Palooza 2015

“A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart”
    -Judy Desmond

Coming September 5th and 6th 2015 at the Topsfield Fair Grounds in Topsfield, MA for Pooch-A-Palooza Sat & Sun 10-4. I’ll have a booth up so stop by and chat!   For details and ticket information check out the event website

Taking a flying leap in Hemingway, SC...

Taking a flying leap in Hemingway, SC…

Train Hard…

2015 is bringing lots of opportunities to the world of working dogs.  Particularly to MWDs and K-9s from all divisions (bomb dogs, man-trailing, HRDs, tracking, and more).  However, we are also upon trial season for French Ring, PSA, Dock Dogs, and a slew of other dog sports.  Despite the purpose and the locations, the people and dogs that work together to learn and compete or certify train hard.  This is their life.  Day in.  Day out.  I’ve recently viewed posts on social media feeds where mondio competitors (some of the most diehard handler/canine teams out there IMHO) practice their positions (sit, down, stand in one spot without creeping) on any available surface at Lowe’s, Home Depot, on a dumpster while they wait in a parking lot, you name it.  The world becomes a training ground.  The more variety the better.  The more exposure the better.

Facebook has become a leading resource for finding out about these training seminars due to the up-to-date posts in specialized groups that focus on speciality training for dogs.  Recently I’ve found a few good contenders I wanted to share with you here via links ::

K-9/MWDs (click on image for jump to details and to register)


Monandnock Working Dog Spring PSA Trial

Trial location: Club Field as the National Guard Armory, Armory Rd Milford NH
Date: April 24th-26th, 2015 USCA Judge Robert Johantgen
Various IPO titles being offered.  Click here for entry form and to see titles offered. 

International Rescue Dog Trial IPO-R May 29-31 2015


Dock Dogs
Cabela’s Presents Dock Dogs

2015 Dockdogs Mid Atlantic Regional Championship Beach Bash

For All Official DockDogs events go here