Being an IPO Newbie – Part 13 – Myths and Misconceptions

Welcome back, Newbies! It's been awhile, but as a relative newbie myself, I sometimes run out of relevant information to impart... Today, though, I wanted to address common myths and misconceptions that newbies might have about IPO. This will be far from an exhaustive list (honestly, this could probably become its own series), but I'll … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part 13 – Myths and Misconceptions

Being an IPO Newbie – Part Ten – Things You’re Doing to Annoy Everyone

Happy Tuesday, Newbies! Today I want to take a break from the serious and talk about all of the annoying shit that you are probably doing that is driving everyone around you up a wall. All in good fun, of course, but really though - stop doing these things. To be clear, I, too, am … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part Ten – Things You’re Doing to Annoy Everyone

Being an IPO Newbie – Part Nine – The BH! – (Relatively out of date as of Jan. 2019)

***As of January 2019, the BH has changed quite a bit. I have a dog prepping for a BH for Fall of 2019, so I will hopefully write an updated post soon. Just please be aware of the changes!!!*** In today's post I am going to cover the IPO Newbie Mount Everest - the BH. … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part Nine – The BH! – (Relatively out of date as of Jan. 2019)

Being an IPO Newbie – Part Seven – The Great Scorebook Mystery – UPDATED

Welcome back, Newbies! In part seven of our series, I am going to be covering the very confusing world of IPO scorebooks and trial venues. To be honest, all of the acronyms and different organizations still kind of make my head spin, but I'm going to do my best here. If I've left an organization … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part Seven – The Great Scorebook Mystery – UPDATED

Being an IPO Newbie – Part Six – Let’s Talk About Time

I get hassled quite a lot for the amount of time I spend training my dog, mostly by new people just starting to explore the sport of IPO. Sometimes it's good-natured, sometimes it isn't. But for some reason, whenever people see Brody and I work, the subject of "time" always comes up. So, for Part … Continue reading Being an IPO Newbie – Part Six – Let’s Talk About Time