M.J. Nelson

The experts say no, but experience tells us otherwise. Read More
From Santa chasing to tree toppling, a list of canine no-nos. Read More
Judging dogs can be a perilous business. Read More

Despite one judge's assertions, nowhere in the spaniel test regulations does it say that a dog at the Master level must sit when the bird flushes.
There’s really no excuse for some judges. Read More
Your former show dog can aspire to a performance career instead of the couch. Read More

Cows look innocent enough, but beware!
In the field, it's bovines and birds that pose the most risk to the unsuspecting. Read More
Clutch dog moments in which the human fumbled. Read More

"The look" is considerably less loving that this Golden's gaze. Just don't use the wrong command during the glove retrieve in obedience.
You'll know it when you see it — and hope that you never do. Read More


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