Thanks to all for your support again this year at our annual agility show and go. We had a great turnout this year and got everyone thru in short order. We had great weather and no one had to deal with snow on their way to the Syracuse Obedience Training Club facility this year.
Recently, I competed in my first obedience trail with my best friend, aka my dog. I must admit I was a bit nervous to be competing in a dog sport but soon learned that my nervousness was pointless. The stewards, judges, and friends were extremely helpful and supportive, providing me with guidance and a kind word when needed. The end result, my dog and I jived at the perfect moments and together we brought home a blue ribbon in our first Rally class, 3rd place in our next and our first obedience leg. It was a fantastic experience and I can't wait for our next competition.
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MVDTC wins area club competition, Again!
MVDTC's team placed first in the Interclub competition held in Syracuse on Oct 5 . Our team's total score was 1019 of a possible 1200 points. Not bad for one of the, if not THE, smallest club in the competiton
Team members were (as pictured left to right)
Leslie with Henley (open), Dee with Austin (nov), Greg with Stormy (utl), Kathy with Ace (open),
Meg with Hobbes (nov), Janice with Britta (utl).
Not pictured are alternates, Melvin with Q, and Janice with Gwyn.
From the shows in snowing Hamburg...
Rhett finished his Grand Championship taking a 2 point select win in a very competitive breed ring on Sunday
Two days prior he took the breed with a 5 point major over two top Canadians. Good boy Rhett!!!
At the Syracuse shows,
Rhett placed in the conformation ring each of the three days, earning 8 points & the last two required major
wins toward his Grand Champion title. He was owner handled each day.
Summer SOTC Obedience/Rally Trial
Sailor ... Two BN legs to finish his BN title
Stormy ... UD leg #1
With great sadness, we had to say goodbye to Klown today.. He had heart problems for about a year, but that was under control. Lately, Klown was having more and more trouble getting around. First his front end gave out and over the weekend his rear legs also gave out. At times, he could still manage to get on his feet, but it was clear he was really struggling to do it. We knew it was time to end his pain and let him go.
Klown was Nat's first agility dog. With Nat handling, he earned agility titles through excellent, RE, Freestyle and a CD. At the time when we did mini-shows at nursing homes, Klown was the star of the show, with his many tricks and his obedience, agility, Freestyle and Schutzhund demonstrations. Nat said Klown wasn't the best at anything, but he was good at everything. After he finished his agility career with Nat, Pam started running him in preferred agility, and together they earned his novice preferred titles. Pam said running Klown was like driving someone else's Rolls Royce.
He was such a good boy.
We'll certainly miss you, Klown, and will never forget you. We are so lucky to have had you in our lives.
Nat and Pam
GWYN + DOTCORNY = CDX
Gwyn went to DOTCORNY this weekend and captured third place with his final leg to finish his CDX in style.