Interested in learning more about Obedience and Protection training from the best?

March 19th and 20th, Saturday and Sunday, Dean Calderon will be holding a clinic at:
BARWALT TOOL COMPANY, 5171 East Seltice Way, Post Falls, Idaho. Dean Calderon will be working with 10 dogs, 2 dobermans and 8 GSDs, three of which are worked by handlers that compete nationally and internationally. Each day he will be working with all dogs in both disciplines. The cost is $50 for both days as a spectator. Check out the brochure for more information!
Calderon Brochure

Photo Contest For Bonner County Residents to Benefit Panhandle Animal Shelter

Do you have a great photo of your pooch? Enter the Bonner County Daily Bee’s Pet Pic’s Voting Contest that has cash prizes for the winners! Follow the link to look at entries or to upload your own photo. You must be a Bonner County resident and have your photo in by 5:00pm Feb. 22. There is a $10 fee but don’t worry, a portion of the proceeds go to Panhandle Animal Shelter.

Cast your votes for the best Canis Film Festival Films!

Every year Canis Film Festival awards $500 dollars for informative and innovative videos made by people like you and me. In order to enter you need to be familiar with clicker training and their judging criteria:
Clarity of teaching process and methods
Innovation in the end behavior and teaching approach
Entertainment value
Use of positive training principles, especially those using operant conditioning and a marker
Usefulness to target audience
Production quality

You can go to their website to see the top 5 videos and vote on the best!

Race to the Sky Begins!

“Montana’s premier winter sporting event is the Race to the Sky. Celebrating our twenty-fifth year, we are recognized as one of the most challenging and beautiful sled dog races in the world. It is an unusual test of physical power, mental toughness, teamwork, and the special bond between man and animal. Working together, they negotiate the trail through Montana’s scenic Rocky Mountains.” A Montana Tradition… Check out their great website here.
Follow your favorite musher by GPS! There are two junior mushers you might be interested in:
JOSI THYR, Cataldo, Idaho
GARRETT WARREN, Council, Idaho

Are you going to a Westminster Dog Show party?

People in the Sandpoint / Coeur d’Alene have their options! Up north the Panhandle Animal Shelter is having a party at the Laughing Dog Brewing Co. Tasting Room. There are two events going on in Coeur d’Alene: one at Cricket’s downtown Bar & Grill and the other is at Fedora Bar & Grill! Check out the calendar in the right side bar for more information ——>
Click here to watch a video by Reuters on the Westminster!
Click here to go to the Westminster Kennel Club website.
Make a comment if you know of any other parties!