The Road to Gromit’s MACH

The Road to Gromit’s MACH

Last weekend, Gromit finished his Master Agility Championship. The requirements for this title are 20 double Qs and 750 speed points. Double Qs are earned by having perfect runs in Master Standard and Jumpers on the same day. Speed points are earned for each full...

The Alphabet Challenge

The Alphabet Challenge

For the month of March, Do More with Your Dog is offering a fun new title- The Alphabet Challenge. This is a great chance to get creative and show off your dog's diverse skills.  The object to to perform one trick or task for each letter of the alphabet- some letters...

March Classes are Starting Soon!

Group Classes are offered at The Clever Hound LLC!  See class descriptions for locations.  The cost for all classes is $150 for 6 weeks.  Discounts are available for multiple dogs or classes. Class start dates are subject to change due to snow cancellations in the...

The Clever Hounds’ Trip to Florida

I'm a little late in reporting, but back in December The Clever Hounds traveled to Florida to represent PBGVs in the AKC FAST CAT Invitational, Agility Invitational, and the National Owner Handler Series Finals. These events were very different this year, with no...

Happy Holidays!

Top Left to Right C.C. (9), Gromit (6), Chili (16); Bottom Juno (12), Muse (9), Spice (5), Silk (6), Alice (2), Elf (3), Maya (14), Ginny (1), Wally (9)

New Online Fitness Course

Keeping your dog fit is important, whether he is a canine athlete or your couch buddy (or both). Join us for a free Facebook based course to learn some new exercises that will help improve your dog's overall fitness. Many of the exercises require only a small amount...

Having a National Specialty in a Dystopian Novel

I used to love books like Brave New World, The Handmaid's Tale, The Hunger Games, and Ready Player One. Used to, until too many elements of those books starting creeping into real life. It starts with an evil dictator, then comes socially acceptable racism and...

10 Ways to Help Your National Specialty

It's looking like the 2020 PBGVCA National Specialty is really going to happen. 2 years ago when I started planning this event, no one could have expected this year to take the turn that it did. The show isn't going to be exactly the national of my dreams, but with...

Dog Sports in COVID Times

OK, I’ll start of by saying that I’m not describing the “new normal” because I despise the term. Nothing about this is normal and I have to believe that it won’t be forever. But anyway, over the past two weeks we’ve attended dog events for the first time since March,...

What We Learned During Lockdown

Yesterday, Berks County finally went to yellow status, so I was able to see clients in person for the first time since March. Unless you are a self-employed person, I think it's hard to understand just how much impact a sudden and total shutdown of business can have....