Getting the Most Out of Online Dog Training

Online dog training has been around for a while, but many people are trying it out right now since no other training is available in many areas. I've taken online classes with my own dogs for several years and have recently started teaching more online, so I thought I...

Wash Your Paws!

As we navigate the Covid 19 epidemic, everyone is trying to clean and disinfect all of the surfaces we encounter. While this is important, it's also important to consider product safety and intended use. In the past few days, I've seen some disturbing posts...

A Clever Hound Update

At this time, it's unclear when group classes and in person private lessons will be able to resume.  Until that time, I am here to support my students to the best of my ability via online learning.  All group class students will have the option of...

A Lot Can Change in a Week

A week ago I was looking forward to my first agility judging assignment, the National Specialty that I have worked on for the past two years, a terrific group of dogs and students that I get the pleasure of working with every week, and the start of the spring trial...

Join us in Ohio!

Warning, this post is going to be a flat-out advertisement for this year's PBGVCA National Specialty. Why? Because I have spent the past 2 years, with the help of my amazing committee, to put together a really fun event with lots to do for PBGVs and their people. Here...

The Male Bonding Project

As long as Dave and I have been married, we have lived with between seven and twelve dogs (it was kind of a Brady Bunch situation). For the most part, we have been very lucky and had dogs who all liked or at least tolerated each other. Earlier this year, our luck ran...

Happy Holidays!

Left to right: Muse (7), Gromit (5), Chili (15), Alice (1), Silk (5), Ginny (4 months), Spice (4), Elf (2), C.C. (8), Maya (13), Juno (11), Wally (8)

Welcome Babies!

On July 31 (Harry Potter's birthday), we welcomed 3 new PBGV babies into the Clever Hound pack. Meet Ginny, Luna, and Hermione. The girls by are Neptune des Ronciers de la Brenne out of CH Clancy's Pumpkin Spice Ale VCD1 BN RAE MX MXJ OF T2B ACT2 RATN BCAT PCSH CGCA...

An Alternative to the Dreaded Cone

Almost anyone who has had a dog recover from a surgical procedure has probably experienced an Elizabethan Collar, or the dreaded "cone" used to keep dogs from chewing or damaging an incision. While these are effective, there are some downsides. Being slammed in the...