Sporting Dogs

  • Find it: The dog sport of nose work

    Find it: The dog sport of nose work

    Nose work courses teach humans and dogs to take several factors into account when searching by scent, such as air flow, proper leash handling, and reading a dog’s signals.

  • Best dogs for kids

    Best dogs for kids

    Question: My kids are still young but we'd like to get a dog. Which breeds are best with children? Answer: Breeds were created by humans for the express purpose of accomplishing certain tasks: sporting dogs retrieve game, herding dogs corral sheep, and working dogs guard the house. With kids in the house, it’s generally better […]

  • (Other) games for ball hounds

    (Other) games for ball hounds

    Going beyond fetch

  • Service Dogs: To pet or not to pet

    Service Dogs: To pet or not to pet

    How many of us have ever been out and about and observed a working dog in action? As dog lovers, our first impulse is often to show our respect and admiration by reaching out and petting these wonderful, selfless heroes or to verbally praise them — which is precisely what we should not do! Remember, […]