Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Apparently my plan to post to the blog more frequently hasn't come to fruition. I have kept up with my training goals. Wes is doing well on the choreography for his Elite Performer title. I need to do some work on the props we will need for the video. His Team 1 is probably ready to video. We just got back into herding so that required some new goals. If only housework and yard work didn't interfere with just playing with the dogs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

I stuck to my training goals yesterday. I had set up an area in my training space to work on the Team 1 and I was pleased that the set up worked well. I did a run through of the exercises to see where we were and Wesley nailed it all. I need more practice with moving from exercise to exercise and it involves resetting equipment. I decided I would start adding some Team 2 exercises into the practice sessions. We also did about 10 minutes of practice on our Elite Performer. I think the choreography I have planned is going to work very well.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

I have allowed my blog to just sort of fade away but now I have decided to use it to track my training and competition activities. Starting tomorrow I will be doing a 28 Day Challenge to put in 5 minutes a day working on Wesley's Team 1 title. I also have a goal of spending 10 minutes a day creating and filming his Elite Performer title. Any extra time I can fit in will be to video his Level 5GC submissions for his ADP Grand Championship. I am retired so one would think I would have nothing but free time but it just doesn't always work that way. This fall we hope to add some Barn Hunt and Scent Work titles and get to working on a CAX2 and FCAT 2. Wesley currently has 47 titles. My dear friend Carla Baker has a blog that is going to be my model. Check it out at http://atozdals.blogspot.com I am also going to throw in some training ideas and tips so please feel free to comment on my posts. Here is a picture of Wesley running Fast CAT.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Here is the "official" picture from Durham KC of Wesley finishing his CH.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

CH Wesley

It's been a while since I updated the blog. The most exciting news is that Wesley finished hs AKC championship at Durham Kennel Club 9/01 and is now CH U-CH U-RO1 Blackthorn Ravenwood Come Fly With Me CGC TDInc. Now we need to get to work on some titles after his name. He also got his cardiac clearance so he is bilateral, CERF, and cardiac normal. He is only 17 months old so we won't be doing hips and elbows until spring.

Peggy Copeland generously shared some pictures she took of Wesley at Durham.

Wesley is also a therapy dog and has been a big hit with the patients and staff at Fauquier Hospital. I am so proud of my boy...beauty, brains, and a wonderful personality.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weekend shows

Wesley was WD, BOW  for 1 point yesterday and WD, BOW for 2 points today. Have to start hunting for that 2nd major.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jamie!!!!!

Jamie celebrates his 11th birthday today. It seems like only yesterday when I was off to the NL to bring him home. He is an incredibly sweet, wonderful, talented boy and I absolutely adore him. Here he is enjoying a nap on the deck this morning.