POD Casts and Instruction


I hope all my students have been working on the Nose Bridge as demonstrated by Celeste Meade on You Tube. Remember, there are 3 videos on it.

I also sent out a great scent game that you can use for articles or even if you aren’t there yet as a prep for articles – or just a fun game.

Today I would like to suggest two podcasts to listen to. Both are free.

  • Tim Ferris Show #200: Susan Garrett-Master Do (and Human) Trainer. Lots of great tips for anyone training dogs.
  • Fenzi Dog Sports Podcast Season 132, September 20, 2019. Sara Brueske- “Getting started: Marker Cues & Foundation Skills.”  This one is about using words to let your dog know he’s right, but to keep going and to let the dog know he is right and going to get a cookie.
  • Do you know I have several training videos on You Tube on topics like backing up and fronts? Look under Jeannine Rash. There are also videos of me showing my own dogs.

Feel free to send questions to me or videos showing your dog doing the nose bridge or new tricks. I will try to make a quick video on some little tricks I am teaching Cara today.

Miss you all very much! Stay home if you can and stay healthy!


Remote Learning

Since we do not know how long we will not have classes, I would like to help keep everyone going in their training.

At some point I may be doing live lessons on Facebook, so stay tuned!

For right now, I would like all students to work on the dog pushing their hand. I was going to make a video but Celeste Meade teaches it so well on You Tube that I would like everyone just to watch her videos.  Look under Celeste Meade Nose bridge. She has 3 videos on the subject.

I would start from the beginning even if your dog already knows this as you may see where you should be strengthening the behavior.  This is a great behavior to work on in the small areas inside our homes.

Good luck and I will be sending more ideas!


PDTA Closed for Two-Weeks

Because of the current health threat and the strong recommendation to avoid gatherings, PDTA is closed for all classes and private lessons for two-weeks.

Classes will resume NO SOONER than Monday, March 30, 2020.

Check back here and on Facebook for updates as the March 30th date approaches.

New Training Opportunity for 2020

Training Opportunity – Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Opportunity allows 15 minutes in an obedience ring. Utility ring will be the 2nd/far ring and Open and Novice will be in the 1st ring.

Sign-ups begin at 8:45 am for both rings. Each ring is $10 per 15 minutes. In order to give everyone a chance, no second runs in the same ring however you may utilize both rings at different times. Time will be strictly enforced.

There will be no “judge”  – if you want a traditional run-thru bring a friend to help you. You have 15 minutes to set-up and train in your ring. Traditional ring equipment supplied; jumps, ring gates, etc. Nothing else is supplied.

Prongs, e-collars, food, play and specialty training equipment allowed.

In the event of bad weather, the event will be canceled; check this site and Papillonia’s FB page.  

UPDATE: Trainers may have separate 15 mins sessions in the same ring WITH DIFFERENT DOGS.