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    Central Bark Barn Hunt a huge success
    Central Bark Canine Events held the first ever barn hunt trials in New York State over October 25 and 26 in Central Square, NY. Barn hunt is a new dog sport sweeping the country by storm. Eva Raczka and her husband Todd own the facility along with...
  • some muscle splits work better than others
    The best "muscle-split" workouts
    A "muscle-split" is a term used to describe the combination of muscle groups you are going to be training during a workout. Since there are numerous combos you can choose from, it is important to know which ones are the best.This list is...
  • Training Day
    Coming back to training after a hiatus
    There comes a time when training is not always going to be on point. Circumstances get in the way and things happen. When change disrupts your world, it sometimes interferes with discipline. If this happens, it becomes so easy to pay more...
  • Trick-or-treating
    Halloween play and stay keeps your dog’s stress away
    Friday is Halloween and your pet may not be so thrilled to hear the door bell ringing, see the strange costumes and excitable little people running down the side walk. Among holiday dangers to pets are the choking or poisoning hazard of candy and...
  • Circuit training
    Why I'm a fan of circuit training
    Circuit training underwent a lot of heat in the early 2000s. Many fitness experts who realized their clients needed to build muscle mass viewed it as ineffective compared to doing "muscle splits" (i.e. Chest and Back on one day, Legs and Abs on...
  • Breed Play
    Dog training: pressure and release techniques
    Most dog owners think they know how to train a dog in the same way that most parents think they know how to raise a child. The truth is, some Training does come naturally. When children or dogs do something that results in a caretaker becoming...
  • Recovering from a plateau
    Recovering from plateaus
    You've been eating healthy and exercising for a few months now and you're seeing great results. But soon your weight loss slows to a trickle, and then to a full stop.You've plateaued. Or have you?The widely held assumption is that the...
  • ADA regulations 2014 and October 25th
    ADA regulations 2014 and October 25th
    Assistance animals are guaranteed access to all public places without restriction ada.regulations.org (Americans with disabilities Act). awic.nal.usda.gov . The responsibility for adherence to these federal laws and guidelines is the...
  • MENTAL STRENGTH
    Exercise: the under utilized remedy for anxiety
    With so much stress and anxiety in the world today, it's not surprising how many people choose to numb themselves with drugs, alcohol and various other addictions, all used in an attempt to close the hole in their souls. The problem with the...
  • Training Time
    Lighten up sometimes.
    You do not always have to move the world. Not every training session has to be an all out assault on the muscles. Many people, especially those new to training, think every session has to be a true tank emptying experience. While most of your...
  • Barn Hunt, Can Your Dog Find The Rat!?
    Barn Hunt, Can Your Dog Find The Rat!?
    This past weekend in Ganesvoort a new and fun dog sport was introduced to the area. It's called Barn Hunt, and its organized by the Barn Hunt Association. The task is for your dog to find the rat! Now before we go any further it must be clear...
  • Why drink so much water
    Why drink so much water?
    As a whole, we are made up of 70% water. Water regulates every function in our bodies. Water flushes out waste and toxins. It also transports all the necessary nutrients we need to look and feel good. It flushes out impurities in the skin; when...
  • COME!!!!
    Perfecting your Recall
    "How do I get her to stay with me when she is off-leash?"…"How do I get my dog to come when I call him”? I do and I don't understand the question. I know, as soon as they ask, they already know the answer to the...
  • Avoid injuries
    Cross Training for martial artists
    Whether you're an avid competitor or just a very active martial arts student, cross training is essential for maintaining health and strength. Although it's tempting to stick with what you like to do, our bodies need variety and challenge...
  • The Association of Professional Dog Trainers to speak out
    The Association of Professional Dog Trainers to speak out
    The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, otherwise known in the dog world as APDT have devised a brand new event in honor of the 20th Anniversary Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Educational Conference, which will take place...