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,...

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...

The Clever Hound LLC will Reopen June 5

We’re finally getting to “yellow” status in Berks and Lancaster counties, so Clever Hound classes and lessons will be resuming.  We will need to follow careful social distancing requirements, so if you are a Clever Hound student please read the following carefully and...

Thinking About Triathlon?

No, not the kind where you do a bunch of sportsy things on the same day- that sounds awful! I mean a canine triathlon event, which is offered by many breeds at national specialty shows. These events, which are called different things in different breeds, celebrate...