Last weekend we went to the first AKC Scent Work trials (finding a specific, hidden odor), held as part of the Eukaneuba Performance Games. Griffin and I aren’t great at nosework, but we had a good weekend in May and as Continue reading AKC Scent Work!
Good news – I’ve see more opportunities for online entries. Including an entry that I sent last week – I entered the day before closing and a paper entry would have not arrived on time. Bad news – almost Continue reading Dog Shows – Why are Online Entries More Expensive?
One of our activities last weekend was judging a rally trial in MN for the Minnesota Mixed Breed Club. This club is great- they hold different kinds of trials and events open to all dogs. This may seem unusual for Continue reading MN April 2017 :: Out of State WCRL Judging
On Friday we drove up to Minnesota for an action packed 3 days; participate in a trial, judge a rally obedience trial, go to the vet specialist, and visit with dog friends. Yesterday we got to do two runs in Continue reading MN April 2017 : CDSP Trial
When Griffin was about a year old we (re)met a group of people that became dog training friends. I was interested in obedience (AKC) and agility (CPE, USDAA). Their interest was in an obscure sport called MondioRing. Seven years later, Continue reading Griffin Does MondioRing Obedience
Finally an agility trial agility! Saturdays are increasingly busy with even earlier classes, daytime lessons, and 4-H kids in the evening – which makes getting up on Sunday morning very hard. It was great to have a day mostly with Continue reading Griffin – USDAA Agility
End of December we did UKI and are now going to be in Senior. All the runs were great with very tiny things to fix. 1) I walked a wrong class – luckily I noticed before we ran. 2) I Continue reading Trial Catch-Ups
We set some goals yearly and quarterly – this can help keep me on track and not get too distracted by other things. I am an ‘over-packing’ ‘over-preparing’ sort of person and this also means I over-set goals – I’m Continue reading Looking Back: 2015 Goals
Last month we did our first AKC obedience trial. It was very small – I thought that was probably due to the show being on Friday. I’ve learned that it was probably more about the trial grounds/location. Yesterday’s trial was Continue reading More AKC Obedience for Griffin
Last week we did our first obedience trial! We entered on a Friday – which ended up working out great, more people are at work, meaning a smaller event. This trial was held with a big conformation show and at Continue reading Griffin’s First Obedience Trial