The Accidental Bird Dog Podcast
My podcast goes into detail about hunting dog tests
and competitions and intended to inspire and encourage.
I write unique articles about dog sports, dog training,
bird hunting, and how to be successful in these venues.
I offer personalized virtual coaching to help dog owners
reach their full potential in competition and hunting.
I advise bird dog owners on how to succeed in various types of competitions and hunting.
I use colored pencils to draw highly realistic dog portraits from photographs.
Who is the Accidental Bird Dog?
Zara is my nine year old Hungarian vizsla. When we first got Zara as a puppy, my husband and I had no intention of training her for hunting. When Zara was two years old, I entered her in a Junior Hunter Test at her breeder’s encouragement. With little training, she did exceptionally well and I found myself amazed watching her natural ability. Soon after, I decided that I wanted to train her to a more advanced level and that began a long journey that has taken me places I never imagined. We added a second dog, Colombo the Rhodesian ridgeback, a few years later. Thanks to the two of them, I’ve become passionate about all things related to performance dogs and dog sports.
In 2019, I created a video about my NAHVDA experience with Zara for their film festival.
I was featured on the Field Trial Lifestyle podcast talking about field trials, NAVHDA, and everything in between! Have a listen!
To commemorate my five years as a NAVHDA member, I wrote an article for Versatile Hunting Dog, the NAVHDA magazine. Read it here (page 10).