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So you think you want to do field – or – How do I get started?

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The breeder of your pup talked about all the field titles his dogs had – field events that tested the dogs natural desire and trainability – who knew! They sounded like fun and the pup as it turns out likes to retrieve, well, “like” may be a bit of an understatement, he is a bit […]

Hip Displasia

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My Golden Retriever, Winger, had hip displasia. I have read a lot to deal with his condition. Here is some important information worth sharing. What is Hip Displasia? Hip displasia can be a terrible, painful, degenerative disease. A dog can be affected in one hip or both. Basically, hip displasia means a disfigurement of the […]

Hunt Tests

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CKC Hunting tests offer three levels of testing – Junior, Senior and Master Hunter. Dogs must pass three tests at the Junior and four at the Senior levels and five at the Master level to earn titles. The tests are non competitive so the titles earned (JH, SH, MH) follow a dog’s registered name. Hunt […]

Tracking: The Nose Knows!!

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Does your dog love to use its nose? Then maybe tracking training is for you! Essentially, tracking is the training of dogs to use their noses to follow a human scent. In Canada, the CKC offers tracking trials, which test a dog’s ability to recognize and follow human scent and to locate an article or […]

Thinking of Crate Training your Dog?

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A visitor to CanadianGoldens.com shared these photos with me. He said,¬†“I love my dogs, but it took alot of patience.” If this doesn’t convince you to crate train your dogs, you’re in for a bumpy ride!

Flying with your Dog

Lisa and Monty

Whether you are picking up a new puppy, moving across the country, going on vacation, or heading off the National Speciality show, you just may have to fly with your dog. Here are some pointers and tips: Flying with your New Puppy I flew to pick up my new puppy, Monty, in December of 2005. […]

Working Certificate Tests

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The Working Certificate trials are designed to be somewhat ‘easier’ than the Hunting and Field trial competitions, as they realize that most Retrievers will not be as thoroughly trained as those who compete in hunting trials. The Work Certificate trials are devised to be simple land and water tests using ducks, game birds, or pigeons. […]

How a WC is Judged

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There you are at your very first Working Certificate test, your number comes up and you run your dog, you are elated, both birds come back to you, eventually to hand, it’s hard to stop smiling! You wait anxiously for the call backs (when the marshal announces which dogs are “called back” to run the […]

Pet Visitation

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Can you imagine being in a hospital or a living somewhere where you could not have your pets around you? This is the reality for many¬†people, but thanks to the kindness of many volunteers, many hospital or retirement centre residents have had the benefit of visits from people with their pets. The medical profession has […]

Field Work

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Retrievers are a sporting breed, and became increasingly popular in the 1800′s with the increase in the sport of bird hunting. British nobility desired a dog with a tender mouth, biddability, nose and stamina which could find and bring back wounded and dead game, and the retriever met everyone of these desires. Today, Field and […]

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