Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween


Contestants checked in and jockeys weighed.
Uh, Oh!  A little smack-talking on the start line.
R E F E R E E !!!!!
  This is not a Schutzhund event !!!!!
I cannot believe this unsportsman-like behaviour!
On the start-line at last
but only one contestant has her eyes on the course...
And, they're off!
Yet another false start due to a windblown bar
and someone who can't stay in his own lane!
Yeehaw, Miska!
Stretch that neck, Bodi!
After many fits and starts,
Diva and the rear-facing elf take the win!



Sunday, September 07, 2014

They're Baaaaack!

Miska-Mom and Diva are back for their annual Urban Vacation.

Diva sleepy...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's Up Dock? cont'd

Many thanks to photographer Lisa DeGennaro
for these cool shots from Canal Days in Port Colborne
August 2-3

Saturday, August 09, 2014

What's Up Dock?

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to the excitement that is Dock Diving!
Here are a few clips from my first lesson.

Learning to launch upward to grab the bumper which is suspended 4' above the water. In the "Fetch It" competition, the bumper starts out 10 feet from the dock and moves away from the dock in one foot increments.

Participated in my first Dock Diving weekend.  My best jump was 9'8".  Aside from having a great time, I went home with a ton of goodies, 2 lovely rosettes and my first Dock Diving Title: UKC UNJ (Novice Division).

The first rosette is for having the highest cumulative score (Novice).
The second rosette is for my second place finish (Novice) in the finals.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Nose Knows

Well, the first month of my third year just sped by. The first weekend of June was spent lure coursing and the last weekend of June was spent at Nosework Trials.

I completed my Novice Interior search title (NNI) with an extra Q and qualified in one Vehicle search.  I also qualified in the four remaining scents (Anise, Clove, Myrrh, Vetiver) to complete Pre-Trial 5 (PT2, PT3, PT4, PT5).

Once again, Laurie Soutar of Oxford Dog Sports held a great weekend of trials with fabulous judges Cheryl Carlson and Linda Ringle.  Nosework officially becomes a UKC titling event next January.  Hopefully we will be able to receive some formal training before Nosework trials resume in 2015.

Our first ever experience with Nosework was in May .

Check back soon to see my latest source of excitement.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Birthday Bliss

Up before the birds this morning for a road trip to Dunkirk, NY.  Imagine my excitement when I discovered that lure coursing was my birthday present!

After earning 2 more AKC CAA (Coursing Ability Advanced) Qs,
 I completed my AKC Rally Novice title.

Happy 3rd Birthday to my littermates!