Club does well on all counts
Great turnout for Rally and Obedience at the Cowley Hall last weekend! Members from Calgary, Claresholm, Lethbridge and Kimberley as well as a good contingent of local talent ran through everything from Rally to Obedience and Conformation as well as socialization of pups and old-timers alike. Emily, Carol Solkshinitz's new Bernese puppy made her debut and captured everyone's heart. What a beautiful little girl. Hunter, the bionic GSD, made a visit and showed that he is, indeed, a superman! When people tell me that they don't think pups under four months should be doing obedience, I have proof that this is not so and that time is not wasted when obedience is introduced to young pups before 16 weeks of age. Hunter has spent 8 months of his 22 month age in a 4 ft. X 4 ft. covered puppy pen when he wasn't on a six-foot lead to do bathroom duty. Yet he came out to the hall and did a wonderful job of focused heeling complete with left and right pivots and circles and finishes. This couldn't have been achieved had he not had previous exposure to obedience. Lucky me. He is a very large dog.
Our APDT Rally group came home with qualifying scores & fourth place, (Russell and Mojo) a title in Level 1 with High Scoring Mixed Breed (Shirley & Krissy) and a title in Level 2 (Denise and Jagged) Four High in Trial Awards (Denise, Viper, and Jagged) and an award for the Fastest Duo, (Denise and Jagged).
What a bunch!
Posted by Judi at Tuesday, March 17, 2009