Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Pictures

We took a couple of fall fun pictures out by the barn today.
(L-R) Jamie, Nori, Harry
Nori thinks there should be cookies in the Jack-O'-Lantern.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Brags from Saturday

Harry moved up to Advanced for the CDTC rally trial Saturday and, not only qualified, but took 1st place. He even got some prize money for 1st place and is planning to take himself out for a pizza. I guess he'll have to take me along since he doesn't drive.  Only one of my training clients showed Saturday and did qualify so a big congratulations to Joanne and Sioux for their second Rally Novice leg.

Huge congratulations are in order for Jackie Stilwell and Katey for finishing their UD. What an accomplishment. Jamie and Mackie produced some very smart MACH Romy, Tana's CT Jordi, and now Katey UD.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Harry RN

Harry and I went to the Mt. Vernon DTC Rally Trial today and I am proud to say he got a 98 and 3rd place in Novice B to finish his RN title. Good job, Harry!

I would also like to brag for two of my training clients. Joanne with IG, Sioux, got her first leg in Rally Novice B and Carole with All American, Queenie, got her first leg in Rally Novice A. Nice going, ladies!

Kudos to the Mt. Vernon DTC for a very nice trial. They had coffee and doughnuts for exhibitors and bowls of treats for the dogs as well as placement rosettes and the very cute neck ribbon Harry is wearing to honor new titles.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nori and the dinosaur

One of my absolutely favorite things to do with my dogs is free shaping. One of my clients gave me a battery powered dinosaur to use as a distraction in class. I thought it presented a cute shaping opportunity so I taught Nori how to "pet the dinosaur". This really needs to be captured in a video so you can see the dinosaur move and make strange sounds but I did get these two pictures to share.