Endurance Pulling Sports

The ones that we take part in are: Bikejoring Scootering Kicksledding We talked about Canicross in another post, because you have to run to keep up. But, basically, all these are, is attaching your dog to a typically “human” powered vehicle, and holding on! Ok, there’s more to it than that. The commands needed to take part in these are …

Weight Pull: Macho Dogsport, Or Awesome Exercise Therapy?

Weight Pull: Tell you the truth, I’ve had mixed feelings about weight pull for a long time. Until recently. When I was a kid, weight pulls were basically just legal venues for all the guys that fought dogs to gather publicly and check out everyone’s competition. Kind of a meathead gathering of guys living vicariously through their dogs. I was …

Trust Obstacles

We’ve called it all kinds of names. Canine Parkour. Urban Agility. Doggy Obstacle courses. But honestly, when we’re talking amongst ourselves we call them trust obstacles. Cause that’s what they are. Your dog develops confidence with environmental stuff, and confidence in you. It’s a huge relationship builder. Now with all exercise therapies, the depth of the work depends on how …

We Walk DINOS!

Dinosaurs? No D.I.N.O.S. It’s a concept founded by Jessica Dolce, author of the blog; Notes From A Dog Walker. Here’s her description: What is a DINOS? DINOS™ are Dogs in Need of Space. DINOS are good dogs that need some space while they’re out on walks. They might be DINOS for a variety of reasons, such as: •service and working dogs …

In Defense Of Bully Breeds

At Next Level Dogs, we don’t deal exclusively with Pit Bulls or their derivatives. But, we are certainly HUGE advocates seeing as how almost all the dogs in are personal pack are Bulls!!! And while we work with ALL breeds, we spend a fair amount of energy trying to change public opinion on these often misunderstood dogs. The one thing …