Fixing It in the Whelping Box

Fixing It in the Whelping Box

There’s an old saying in dog shows, “Fix it in the whelping box, not the tack box”. I found myself thinking of a variation of this phrase at a hunt test this weekend, as handlers expressed frustration with their dogs’ problem behaviors on the hunt field.  While...

Vlog:  Scent Work Interior Master

Vlog: Scent Work Interior Master

AKC Master Interior is one of my favorite scent work classes to run, but it's a class that seems to cause a lot of anxiety among handlers. In this class, the dog and handler team must successfully search three rooms, each of which may have between zero and three...

The Clever Hound is Now Online!

The Clever Hound is Now Online!

As of this writing, all private lesson appointments and most group classes are fully booked for 2021. Limited space is available in Monday 1 pm scent work and Tuesday 1 pm Introduction to Agility. The January 2022 schedule will be released as soon as possible. If you...

Scent Work Competition Prep Seminar

Scent Work Competition Prep Seminar

Rocky Creek Dog Agility and The Clever Hound are teaming up to have a Scent Work Seminar to be held at Rocky Creek Dog Agility, 110 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, PA. The working seminar will be held Sunday, November 14, 2021 starting at 9 am. (Morning session: 9am to noon....

Summer of Ruff

Summer of Ruff

Do More With Your Dog is offering a fun specialty title this year- Summer of Ruff. The Clever Hounds had a great time posing for photos to complete this challenge. If you and your dog would like to try this challenge, feel free to join our free online tricks training...

A Hairy Subject

A Hairy Subject

I recently came to the decision that the best thing to keep Maya and Wally happy and comfortable was to shave them down and stop trying to maintain their coats. Neither has the best coat in the first place and age and neutering have made things harder to manage. This...

The Clever Hounds at Westminster

The Clever Hounds at Westminster

Earlier this month, Silk, Spice, and Gromit got the chance to represent The Clever Hounds at the Westminster Kennel Club Agility trial. Unlike most years, this event was held outside in Tarrytown, NY on the beautiful grounds of the Lyndhurst Estate. An outdoor trial...

Chili

Chili

MACH6 PACH Clancy's Capsaicin Rush VCD2 RAE PAD MXC3 MJG3 MXP4 MJP4 OF T2B RHX2 CGCA TKP 11/27/04- 5/19/21 The Cleverest Hound, our amazing Chili-dog, left us quietly this week. 16 years is a long time and somehow not long enough... Chili was the daughter of Rory,...

Road Trip Recap!

Road Trip Recap!

The Clever Hounds just returned from an epic road trip to the mid West that included both the PBGV and Aussie National Specialties, as well as a few all breed events in between. We traveled in the RV, so all of the dogs got to come along.  The trip started with 2 days...

Happy National Purebred Dog Day!

Happy National Purebred Dog Day!

Happy National Purebred Dog Day from the Clever Hounds!  Our pack consists of 4 breeds- Silk is an Australian Shepherd, Elf is a Golden Retriever, Juno is a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, and the others are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens.  Each of these breeds was bred...