Archive for the 'Outdoor Adventures ' Category

Senior Dogs: Bruiser’s 12th birthday at the beach

Senior Dogs: Bruiser’s 12th birthday at the beach

  Bruiser’s 12th birthday celebration was this past weekend on the coast. Out of our three beautiful dogs, I know Bruisy the best. He’s twelve years young and the longest relationship I’ve ever had with a four legged friend. We...

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Nosework with Sherman…and Walter

Nosework with Sherman…and Walter

A few weeks ago, both Sherman and Walter participated in Washington’s first Element Specialty Trial. You can find more here: http://www.nacsw.net/trial-calendar-information/element-specialty-trials. These just became a reality this past April. I love them as they only take half a day –...

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The Superior Canine Nose – Sense of Smell

The Superior Canine Nose – Sense of Smell

Walter’s second time in the field was this past Sunday. He received a fourth place ribbon in the Open All Age Dogs class during the Greater Portland Dachshund Club Field Trials in Castlerock, Washington. His first field trial experience was...

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RIP Mick: Police K9 Falls -A Tribute To Working Dogs

RIP Mick: Police K9 Falls -A Tribute To Working Dogs

Maybe it’s the music I’m listening to, maybe it’s the fact that a Police K9 was shot yesterday protecting his partner, maybe it’s all the beautiful stories I just read on Facebook about lives being saved and children growing up...

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Barlow Trail in Sandy, Oregon

Barlow Trail in Sandy, Oregon

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Take your dogs on Spring adventures: essential gear

Take your dogs on Spring adventures: essential gear

Spring adventures in the mountains provide two things you don’t get any other season. You have access to snowy trails as well as your favorite summer paths. The water cascading down from the mountain also gives spectacular scenery. Before you...

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Winter Activities: With Your Four Legged Friend

Exercise with your dog, despite the weather. Or at least consider taking your dog out for training and activities that help bond you both closer together. Following are a few new activities and things to consider when taking your four...

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Keeping my nose to the ground… lesson 1

Keeping my nose to the ground… lesson 1

My first post on my life with dogs – three hounds to be exact. What I want to address in this first post is the lesson these furry kids are always teaching me when we’re on walks. I watch them...

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