On Saturday, April 16, 2022 Team Wiley successfully completed the NW3 Elite title! Our favorite quote from one of the judges was, "Dog genius, great teamwork and he is beautiful!" We are looking forward to [... read more ...]
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Whoever would have thought it! From the time we started until now, we have learned sooo much. Many thanks to Janie, Jim, Jen and Deb for all you have done for this team.
Yogi earned his NW1 title in Chesterfield, VA on 11/7/21, at 13 months old! It was his first NW trial! He came in 1st place in vehicles and 3rd place overall! I was so proud [... read more ...]
Bear earned his NW3 Elite title on 1/8/22 in Emmitsburg, MD. It was his 5th NW3 trial. Now onto Elite! Thank you to our Paws Plus family for supporting us on this journey!
Over the last year and a half, Addy has become less confident in new locations and very scared of loud noises. This has made class and trials a challenge! Thanks to the patience and guidance [... read more ...]
Body language plays an important role in nosework. Your Body Language: Where are you in relation to your dog? What are you communicating to your dog through your... Posture? Stand up! Leash Tension? Class [... read more ...]
Think about search areas from your dog's point of view.PatternsDetermine whether it is more important for you and your dog to run a pattern that you define, or follow you dog's natural pattern.Consider time pressure [... read more ...]
Here are a few things to remember about managing your leash: Release the leash smoothly when the dog starts to search. You, the handler, should only move once your dog begins searching. Use the [... read more ...]
T4 Variable Surface Tracking (VST) is a different form of tracking that challenges the dog and handler to follow an aged track across concrete, asphalt or any hard surface. The dogs will also encounter [... read more ...]