Welcome to Working Dogs Forum, your virtual global meeting place for live discussion about working and sporting dogs and their training, breeding, selection, care, competition, and careers.
This live forum is offered as a free interactive and informational service for our worldwide readers to access seven days a week, 24 hours a day for informal, friendly chat. We also schedule special events at designated times when we feature host speakers sharing their expertise in specific areas of dog training, breeding, care, and management. Courteous, respectful conversation is encouraged and expected. Please refrain from posting dog sales or other commercial and/or promotional notices in the Working Dogs Forum. A password is not required -- please select your nick name of choice when signing in. Enjoy!
CANINE NUTRITION: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FEED YOUR DOG - Our readers knew what their dogs were eating -- but now they understand what happens once the food is ingested. Nancy Sutton M.S. hosted the Working Dogs Forum on May 25, 2000 and shared her insight about animal nutrition and understanding the complex physiological systems and processes that come into play when our dogs eat, digest, and metabolize their food.
WEIGHT PULLING: SPORT, STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE - Rapidly growing in popularity and participation, the sport of weight pulling was the topic when we welcomed International Weight Pulling Association team leader Teressa Kennan to Working Dogs Forum. Emphasizing strength and endurance, this challenging sport is conducted year round, on snow, sod -- even indoors, too. This chat was an informative review of an exciting competitive activity that everyone can enjoy with their dog. Read Teressa's article about weight pulling with exciting action photos on Working Dogs Cyberzine.
DEMYSTIFYING THE GERMAN PEDIGREE - Ever wondered what all those foreign words on your dog's German pedigree or Breed Survey really meant? Frustrated with the nonsensical translations provided by the online "translation engines"? Anka Andrews, principal of Eclectic Translations, was our guest in the Working Dogs Forum on March 23. A native of Germany and a professional German-to-English translator for over 20 years, Ms. Andrews discussed the science and art of translation, fielding inquiries about how to decipher the important nuances of your dog's German language documentation. This event was a most informative discussion about translating the mysterious words and abbreviations often found in the German pedigree and Breed Survey, with a resounding two thumbs up by all who attended!