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The Magazine Subscription gives you access to view and/or download current and back issues of our online magazine, Front & Finish®.  F&F is published monthly in convenient PDF format.  Our annual subscription gives you to access issues going back to 2008 and it especially looks great on tablet devices! 

The Website Membership gives you to view F&F articles that are posted right here on our site.  Some subscribers prefer the website format as it is easier to find, navigate, and print articles of interest.  Especially those that that were published across mutiple F&F issues!  We have articles articles arranged by posting date, column title, author, and topic too! 

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Complimentary Issues of
Front & Finish Below...

Front & Finish is our online magazine focused on competitive dog training and showing.  We focus on the obedience and rally competiive events but also include a variety of other columns, highlights, and of course our national ratings.  Published in convenient PDF format, our issues looks great and are easy to navigate on computers, tablets, and other similar devices.   

To access our complimentary issues just scroll down and click on one of the following issue titles.  You can view our issues right here or download them for offline viewing. 

    We periodically update the following list of issues so don't forget to check back!  Just click the issue title below to download or view.

    2013 Top Dog
    Owned & Handled by Fred Hulme
    • Featuring...  2013 First & Foremost Ratings
    • Biscuits & Bones ~ Kent Delaney Well Wishes ~ Bob Self Jr. 

    • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Obedience Exhibitors at their Best, Why I love this Sport ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan 

    • Playing By The Rules ~ The Gliding Tuck Sit ~ Catherine Zinsky
    • Doggedly Obedient ~ The Language of Rally & Obedience ~ Marilyn Miller
    • On Track ~ Heat Stroke, Not Just a Summer Problem ~ Sandy McMillan
    • A Common Bond ~ The People Business ~ Deborah Neufeld
    • NADOI Notes ~ Analogies, Homilies, and other BS (Brilliant Stories) ~ Marti Kincaid
    • Canine Injury… Oh No My Dog is Limping! ~ Judy Shackel
    • Thank You ~ Karen Thompson
    • The Rally Station ~ Put on a Smooth Trial ~ Lyn Kalinoski
    • Western Wishes ~ Reports From The Western US ~ Ruthann McCaulley

     April 2015 F&F Issue
    Featuring...2014 First & Foremost Rating System
    Peggy McConnell & Golden Retirever "Layla" Top All
    • Playing By The Rules ~ Catherine Zinsky ~ Proofing: An Overview
    • The Training Zone ~ Lori Drouin ~ The Randomization Puzzle
    • A Common Bond ~ Deborah Neufeld ~ The "Eyes" Have It
    • SerpenTEAM ~ Ruthann McCaulley ~ 2014 Rally National Championship
    • Doggedly Obedient ~ Marilyn Miller ~ Memorable Moments
    • Pacific Northwest Natter ~ Sue Cox ~ Neil Evans & Xena - New OTCH
    • Paw Prints Across The Gulf Coast ~ Caludia VanGee ~ Victory Hulett & OTCH He Reigns In Victory OGM UDX
    • Let's Talk Obedience Announcement ~ A Weekend With Two AKC Judges ~ Rich & Pat Strong
    • Western Wishes ~ Ruthann McCaulley ~ Report From Western US

    November 2015 Issue 

    Featuring...2014 Delaney Rating System
    Peggy McConnell & Golden Retirever "Layla" Lead the Pack

    • The Training Zone ~ Motivators & The Black Box ~ Lori Drouin
    • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching 'BACK" ~ Catherine Zinsky
    • Doggedly Obedient ~ Should We Get Another Dog? ~ Marilyn Miller
    • Random Little Tidbits ~
      You're Next In The Ring! Is Your Game Plan In Order? ~ John Cox
    • Biscuits & Bones ~ DST, Possible Rating System Change ~ Bob Self
    • Canine Cross Training Book ~ Gerianne Darnell
    • John Cox Receives 2016 Companion Events Lifetime Achievement Award

     April 2017 F&F Issue

    Featuring...  2016 Delaney Rating System
    Lyn Heidinger & Golden Retirever "Tapper" #1

    • 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 ~ Bob Self

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