The 4 Phases of Canine Learning

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4 Phases of Canine Learning

During my 35-year career as a teacher and a coach, I had to approach my work with students in different ways depending on what the learning task called for, teaching or training. Sometimes a task involved learning something new, and that was teaching. Sometimes it was performing a task to perfection, and that was training. ...

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What is Important in Every Retrieve

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Retrieve Training for Hunting Dogs

I’ve read books and watched videos from many “expert” retriever trainers. They approach the development and growth of retrievers in different strategies, drills, techniques, and routines. I can’t say that I do only what Mike Lardy teaches, or only what Bill Hillmann does, or only what I read about from Evan Graham (or many ...

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From Scrap Heap to Master Hunting Retriever

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Training a Master Hunting Retriever

This article is the first in a series by Paul Agranoff on raising, training, hunting and competing with hunting Labrador Retrievers.

I came to the world of Retriever games in 2010 after my retirement from 35 years as a classroom teacher. We had gotten a puppy in October of 2009, and my plan was to ...

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Why No Food Works for Every Dog

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This article originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

As dog people, you probably hear it at shows, online, in the field and at training. If someone isn’t asking about the best dog food, they’re telling you which is the best dog food. It could be a name brand dry food ...

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Should Your Dog Food Have Glucosamine?

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This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

Canine Joint Health

If you have a very active working or sporting dog, joint health is often an important consideration. These dogs go hard and endure a lot of impact as part of their daily activity regimen. This invariably leads to interest on what you can do to either ...

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What Are Chelated Minerals and Why You Should Care

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This article originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of Schutzhund USA Magazine.

If you’ve paid much attention to dog food labels and nutrition claims, you’ve probably run across the term “chelated minerals” and may have wondered what they are. In short, chelated minerals, also referred to as organic trace minerals, are minerals which have been bound to an organic molecule, typically an amino acid, through the process called chelation.

Benefits of Chelated Minerals

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Kinetic Dog Food Sponsors United Field Trialers of America

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National Sponsorship to support UFTA focus on high performance sporting dog competitions.

3-Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC, the makers of Kinetic Performance Dog Food, today announced a new sponsorship agreement with the United Field Trialers Association (UFTA). Effective immediately, Kinetic, a line of premium foods and supplements specifically formulated for active, working and sporting dogs, becomes the Official ...

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