Sunday, November 29, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
We all toast both teams.
What a fabulous weekend for SAWHDA members at the Lethbridge & District Kennel Club Dog Show. On Saturday, in Rally Novice B under Judge Judith Snowdon, Louann and Never scored 89. In Advanced B, Maureen and Levi scored 95, and Shar and Ryder scored 93. Joan and Dex received a score of 89 and the High in Class went to Denise and Jagged with a score of 98.
In Rally Excellent, Louann and Brazil scored 70, Maureen and Levi picked up their fourth passing scores towards their RAE with a score of 75, Shar and Ryder picked up their eighth score towards their RAE with 91, Denise and Jagged picked up their first leg of RAE with 93, and the class was deservedly won by Tubby and Lexi, whose smooth, even performance was so nice to see.
Joan and Dex got a leg towards the CD title, while Bode not only gained another leg towards his CD, but took High in Class and High in Trial to do it! What a team! Bode is here from Stateside to pick up some titles and run home for Christmas. WE, of course, feel that Bode makes a really good Canuck dog so why even bother to return him, EH?
On Sunday , Denise and Jagged were on track with a double perfect score in Rally Advanced and Excellent! Two scores towards Rally AE! Maureen and Levi are at five scores for their RAE.
Shar and Ryder are sitting on 9 legs towards their RAE and are determined to be the first SAWHDA team to reach that pinnacle.
Mary Ellen was proud of Mo in the conformation ring as he behaved himself and had a good time.
Gail took some cool pictures and will email them to me asap so keep looking at the site for updates.
We are very happy to hear that Lee is home from a stay in the hospital! Low blood pressure and high heart beat don't make good partners.
We are off to Calgary this weekend to show the Shag! Wish us luck while you are doing the eChristmas hop down the streets of Fort Macleod. Remember to meet at the A&W at 10 O'clock to join the group and walk to the start. Theme this year is O Xmas Tree.
Friday, November 13, 2009
We had a wonderful turnout for the SAWHDA CGN tests today at Lundbreck, AB. Judges Andrea Knibbs and Bill Nykiel decided that 12/16 dogs would gain their CGN titles today.
The following dogs were deemed to be Good Canine Neighbors:
Mo Jo Owner: Russell & Marilyn Lee
Kipper Owner: Barb Blachford
Alf Owner: Dale and Nancy Keenan
Bess Owner: Lee & Hank Hargreaves
Walker Owner: Deb Golding
Fyre Owner: Deb Golding
Swayze Owner: Judith Snowdon
Mesa Owner: Judith Snowdon
Token Owner: Judith Snowdon
Pixel Owner: Amanda Labadie
Spirit Owner: Donna McLaughlin
Violet Owner: Donna McLaughlin
Thank you to Cathy, Jenn, Gerry, Dorothy, Shar, and Ryder for working all day and cheering all the participants along. Thank you to everyone who came from out of town to make our day such a success. Thank you to Shar and Deb for setting up and taking down. Phew!!!
Thank you to Bill and Andrea for donating their fee to the Pincher Creek Humane Society!!!!
Thank you to my dogs for making it look easy. How lucky am I!
Monday, November 9, 2009
- 20 minutes free for heeling practice.
- group sits/downs pre-nov. - nov. open.
- utility glove work (American or Canadian)
- pre-novice circle left/right
- novice figure 8's
- open figure 8's
- pre-novice sit for exam exercises
- novice stand for exam exercises
- utility moving stand for exam exercise
- signal exercises
- jump practice (broad, bar, high)
- retrieve practice (on flat..... over high jump)
- go backs
- directed jumps
- scent discrimination
- recalls over jumps/ dogs do not need to know how to fetch for this part.
- send-away's to box/ dogs do not need to know how to fetch for this part.
- fetch from box..... one dumbbell and dog at a time.
- handler's request