Mostly Mischief

Pet Salon & Miniature Poodles

Fun With Your Poodle

Poodles are highly intelligent and easily trainable and excel at many different dog sports.  Here are some ideas!

Obedience

     Obedience is the traditional form of a dog working with a handler doing heelwork, commands, retrieving, jumping, and scent determination.


Rally Obedience

   Rally obedience (also known as Rally or Rally-O) combines traditional obedience commands and heelwork within a planned course where the handler must follow signs to complete the course rather than receiving commands from a judge.


Agility

     Agility is a sport in which a handler runs a dog through a course made up of jumps and other obstacles such as tunnels, teeter-totters, and weave poles. 

Nosework

     Nosework puts a dog's amazing sense of smell to work by training them to detect certain odors.


Flyball

     Flyball is a sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from the start to the finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball.


Disc Dog

     In disc dog competitions, dogs and their human flying disc throwers compete in events such as distance catching and somewhat choreographed freestyle catching. The sport celebrates the bond between handler and dog by allowing them to work together.



Dog Dancing

 

Trick Training

     We are very involved in trick training for our poodles!  We earn our titles with Do More With Your Dog.  There are several levels from Novice up to Grand Champion.  Contact us if you'd like to join our trick training team!


Barn Hunt

  Barn hunt is a sport that channels a dog's natural prey drive and has them search an area of hay bales to find rats (protected from harm in PVC tubes).  The dog must also be able to climb or jump up on the bales and go through a tunnel of hay bales as well as be able to correctly identify where the rats are.



Weight Pull

  Weight pull is where the dog has a specially fitted harness attached to a sled or track on wheels to pull weight behind them.  A great way to build muscle!