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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Springtime in the Rockies

Good grief!  Can you believe that it is mid-April and it is snowing and turning to heavy sleet here at Shadowbar?  Yecht!  Glad I don't have the agility equipment out yet.

Looking forward to a fun-filled Saturday with Donna McLaughlin and her miniature horses, who have volunteered to be the animal of choice for our clicker training clinic.

We start at 10:00 a.m. and break for lunch (salad and chili) at noon. We resume at 12:30 and work until 2:30 or so, learning how to shape desired behavior in our horses.  A great idea as we tend to get to complacent in our abilities and our standards when clicker training dogs.  Using the horses will force us to revisit the principles of operant conditioning and will make us think 'out of the box' more as we break down the training into small slices.

We have room for 2 more people in our clinic so if you want to take advantage of this opportunity, it will cost your $75 to attend.

The clinic is held at Shadowbar Shepherds this Saturday, April 19th.  We are located 1 km. north on Highway and 1/2 km. west on Township Road 7-5.

Hope to see you there.

Congratulations to Bailey and Nikki for passing the DOT test in nose work.  So proud of you.

Get out your weave poles, your tunnels, barrels, and jumps!!!!  Due South, our SAWHDA performance team, has once more been invited to perform at Heritage Acres on September 13th.
Never to early to start practicing. 


The Prez 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WCR APDT Rally Obedience at Cowley

Hi, Everyone,

  We are moving ahead with our plans to host a WCR rally obedience trial at Cowley on September 27/28 weekend.  We are presently looking into the cost of running a two day trial and will really need volunteerism if we are to pull this event off successfully.
 From judges fees and expenses to rosettes and prizes, and trial officiating jobs, our small club will need help from everyone.
Please set aside that weekend to compete in WCR rally obedience.
To register your dogs and get your numbers, google Rally Dogs and it will bring you to the WCR website.  You can get your numbers immediately if you register by phone.

To those of you headed to the Red Deer Dog show this coming weekend, the best of luck to you in all your endeavors.  If you get a chance, cheer on Shar's GSD, Justice, at the herding ring!  We want that championship.

For now.

The Prez