Puppies!

Puppies!

In the very early hours of St. Patrick’s Day, Alice welcomed her first litter of puppies into the world.  It was an easy delivery, probably helped along by the fact that Alice was in great shape prior to breeding.  Having puppies in the house again is exciting,...
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...