The websites mentioned below are great sources for dog training and dog related information in general: The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world. We…

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Recommended Reading The books listed below are written by some of the the most well respected authors and experts in the field of dog training today and are a wonderful resource for all dog owners, experienced or not: How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves, by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM The Power of Positive Dog Training by…

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BUCKEYSTOWN — Tilly has finally found something she’s good at. Tilly is a rescued pit bull who belongs to Phil Cole, of Frederick. He’s owned her for seven months, and has been searching for an activity that would stimulate her active mind. He found Nosework, a new dog sport. Dog trainers Cari Messick and Laurie…

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. — For three days at the K9 Nose Work March Madness tournament, the dogs got to do what comes naturally to them. They got to find scents, cleverly hidden in chairs and on tires. They padded around the search area, whether a room or a cordoned off area outdoors, and sniffed their way…

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Berryville Main Street sets canine event By Val Van Meter; The Winchester Star BERRYVILLE — What pooch wouldn’t enjoy bobbing for hot dogs in a tub of water on a July day? Don’t let your dog miss this event, just one of the fun things Cari Messick is planning for the third annual Berryville Main…

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