Finally Derek and Elice finished his CDX with three first place ribbons to show for the work.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I managed to position Derek so he would not have someone step on him & then I put him in a down stay. Some displays were set up so I could circle around behind him and keep a foot on his leash and he could not see me. Homestead Gardens is a great place to work. They are very dog friendly and Derek got lots of attention.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
|Way to go Lori and Raya. |
Three (3) Novice obedience trials in 3 days in one BIG HUGE building full of breed rings and dogs and noise!
Three (3) First Place awards = one CD (Companion Dog) new title.
Way to go Raya's Sunshine CGCA BN CD
Monday, August 4, 2014
All Stars 2014 in York, PA.
Six rings, 2 days, 3 obedience events per dog. Whew!
The open class was three runs in different exercise order but only two sets of stays over the weekend. Utility was three full runs with different exercise order.
Eric and Murphy (brown Labadoodle) placed 7th out of 30 in individual Open competition (-17.5 PTS)
Ben and Jan placed 5th in open (-16.5 )
Jan and Ben beat Murphy and Eric by 1 point out a possible 540 points possible!). :-
Roxanne and Sugar placed 2nd in utility out of 25! (-36.5)
Team Applewoods got Second place out of 24 teams. (-70.5) These are the 4 placement teams.
Competition was tough, the spread between 2nd and 8th place in our Open was less than 6 points. Murphy and Eric actually tied for 7th/8th and won our runoff to get 7th. A runoff with a long pattern with three judges and everyone in the entire place watching was more difficult than Eric or Murphy thought it would be. All other rings were taken down and everyone is watching the run off competitions while waiting for the awards ceremony.
According to Eric, the real hero of the weekend was Mr. Slow and Steady Sugar! The point spread near the top of Open was very tight, but there were much larger spreads in Utility. Sugar was one of two dogs (out of 25 in utility) who did not NQ (not qualify) on ANY exercise all weekend! That got him second place in Utility by a good margin AND that is why Team Applewoods got second place!