Best Dog-Friendly Mud Runs

woman and dog emerging from an obstacle in the mud run

If you are ready to move beyond a run on your typical neighborhood route, here are some of the best dog-friendly mud runs to enjoy with your dog. A dog-friendly mud run is usually from 2.5 to 5K in distance. However, there are other dog-friendly runs that are much longer, including marathons, and ultramarathons (50 … Read more

What are Dog freestyle Tricks?

Dog dancing to musical freestyle - dog freestyle tricks

What are dog freestyle tricks? Dog freestyle tricks are the moves you train your dog to do in “dog dancing” or “canine freestyle” choreographed routines. The routines consist of heelwork, tricks, and dance moves performed to a chosen piece of music. There are several different clubs and associations that have a variety of different rules … Read more

Lure Coursing for Fun

Shiba Inu practicing Lure Coursing - Lure Coursing for fun

If you’re looking for a class that offers your dog plenty of mental and physical exercise, then look no further than Lure Coursing. This is a sporting event that allows your dog to use her prey drive in a safe, controlled environment. Lure coursing for fun is a great way for you and your dog to … Read more

What is Flyball For Dogs?

Dog taking the ball in a flyball event

Flyball is a relay race between two teams of four dogs each. When the light turns green, the dogs in the first group take off down the track. Dogs must jump four hurdles, and catch a ball triggered by a flyball box pedal they hit with their paw. Then they return over the four hurdles … Read more

What is a Barn Hunt?

Australian Shepherd competing in a barn hunt

Barn Hunt is a fun sport that you and your dog can enjoy together. Most people living in urban areas will ask what is a barn hunt when exposed to this sport. However, people living in rural areas on ranches and farms will most likely be very familiar with this sport. They most likely have … Read more

Free Shaping Dog Training – Successive Approximations Model

Training dog to go to bed using free shaping

Free shaping is a type of dog training where behaviors are first broken down into smaller steps. Your dog is rewarded for successfully performing gradual steps using a marker, such as a clicker and rewards. Free shaping dog training relies on your dog’s problem-solving abilities to reach the desired behavior. This way your dog figures … Read more

Treibball Step by Step – The Ultimate Guide to Urban Herding

puppy learning treibball

This article describes the competitive sport of treibbal step by step in detail. We also, describe the rules, the goal of the sport, and the equipment required. We also discuss the training needed for this sport. In addition, we describe how trainers train their dogs for competition or a fun game to play with your … Read more