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Rally-O for the Novice

What is Rally, anyways? Rally Obedience, or Rally-O, is one of the newest dog sports on the block. Like agility, this sport emphasizes dogs and handlers working together to complete a timed course. These courses are made up of different numbered signs which tell the handler what they need to do at each stop. Signs…

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Your Trainer’s Take on Treats

If you’ve taken classes with Lucky Dog before, you’ve probably heard us talk about using “high value” treats for training things like the emergency recall. But what does that actually mean? When should you use what kind of treats? And how do you know what “value” a treat is? With so many great choices, how…

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Agility: Not Just for the Pros

What is agility, anyways? The dictionary defines agility as “a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles.” It’s fun to watch and even more fun to compete in! Check…

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Halloween for Hounds

It’s the spookiest time of the year for people and their pups! Candy, costumes, and kiddos are everywhere you look- it’s enough to drive anyone batty. Some dogs deal with all this extra excitement well, but lots of dogs find Halloween extra scary. Even if you don’t participate in the pandemonium, it’s important to make…

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