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The April Issue Is Online!

  • 2016 Delaney Rating System ~ Lyn Heidinger & Tapper
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Group Exercises ~ Ratings ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Mirroring Behavior ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Things to Remember Before First Time Showing ~ Marilynn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Heeling Right About Turns ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • A Foray ~ Teaching Fronts for Competition Obedience ~ Janice Gunn
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Understanding the Difference ~ John Cox
  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ Pre-Training Skills ~ Robert Self
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    About Front & Finish®

    Front & Finish® is a publication devoted to dog training and the associated canine performance events. Initially published as a tabloid newspaper, later as a magazine, and now online, we cover regional, national, and international canine activities. Our issues contain a wealth of information on dog training and showing for novice trainers and advanced competitors alike.  We cover Obedience, Agility, Rally, Field, Flyball, Freestyle, Herding, Tracking, and more.

    Front & Finish® is nationally recognized as the Voice of The Canine Performance Events. Our writers are nationally recognized authorities on the canine events, and skilled in their respective pursuits.  In addition to our regular contributors, we strive to include as much reader-submitted information as possible. As such we encourage enthusiasts to contact us with questions, comments, suggestions, letters, and articles. Only through your voice can our collective interests in the canine performance events remain strong.

    Beyond our magazines Front & Finish® promotes the canine performance events by offering a number of other supportive services.  We help sponsor educational seminars, support events in all canine registries, encourage tournaments, and champion training organizations. We also acknowledge the accomplishments of exhibiting teams though a variety of awards and ratings.

    Our First & Foremost® and Delaney® rating systems are nationally recognized rankings of teams competing in AKC Obedience and Rally competition.  These breakdowns are often used by clubs and schools to offer awards to their members at annual banquets and gatherings.  Beyond our ratings, many exhibitors apply for our F&F Awards of Excellence ( FFX ).  These titles recognize proficiency in titling dogs within events hosted by many nationally recognized registries.

    We would love to have you subscribe!  Every member is an important link in our ability to provide services to the sport of dogs.  Annual subscriptions are $34.99 and can be accessed right here on this website.  As each monthly issue is published an email notification is sent to subscribers.  Every issue can be viewed or downloaded in convenient PDF format.  Subscribers also receive access to our entire library of back issues at no attentional charge.  Please consider joining us!

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    Front & Finish® Writer's Guidelines
    Front & Finish is our online obedience magazine and we'd like to invite you to submit material for publication.  Although F&F is primariy focused on obedience training and showing we'll be glad to consider other submissions for publication as well.  We sincerely love to honor those who've contributed to the sport by highlighting their stories in F&F!  As the voice of canine obedience we welcome all submissons for consideration.  Here's the scoop if you'd like to consider sending us your material!

    Front & Finish® Rating System Protocols
    As the voice of canine obedience training and showing we publish a number of different rating systems that rank competing team performance.  We frequently receive questions about how these breakdowns are tabulated.  Visit this page of our website for details.

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    Front & Finish® Title Directory
    Ever wonder what the titles before and after a dog's name mean, or what they had to do to earn them? View our Title Directory and find out!

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