The Obedience & Agility Article Archive

I'm finally getting around to posting reprints of dog training columns that I have written for the English Setter Association of America newsletter. For anyone who doesn't know me, I am neither an animal behaviorist nor dog trainer by profession (actually, I'm a chemist). I, however, have trained and shown dogs in a variety of venues for more than 20 years. It's been my privilege to train under several excellent, highly successful mentors and much of what I write comes from the training foundation they provided. I have earned AKC, UKC, and CKC Utility Dog titles and have earned agility titles in five different agility organizations. I have worked with a number of breeds, but have the most experience with English Setters, Golden Retrievers and Shetland Sheepdogs. I currently teach competition obedience and agility at Best Friends Obedience and Agility School and am a United Kennel Club obedience judge.

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Last Modified December 24, 1998