What We’ve Been Up To

It’s been well over a year since I last posted. We were on fun match number four, which was a success, and which lead to many more matches. We did not trial in April, but we did get their CGCs. We ended up trialing in June. Wyatt won the BN class with a 194.5 and Oakley won the RN class with a 99!

Oakley winner Wyatt winner

We continued trialing though the summer. Our second trial was during this same weekend and Wyatt and Oakley both won their classes again. In July, I took them to my Lab Club’s Specialty where Wyatt won the BN class for his title on his first birthday, then managed to win both of the RN classes that weekend, even beating his brother who won second place and his RN title. The weekend after the Specialty, I took Wyatt to the Stumptown show¬†at the Expo Center where he won the RN class with a 97 and gained his RN title!

boys winners

Wyatt and I also started doing field work. He loves it! We are trying for his WC next weekend.

hunt 3

A few other things to note:

  • I changed my obedience trainer
  • I am on field trainer number two
  • I got a cat
  • I no longer foster dogs for the rescue
  • I’m on the board for the local Lab Club
  • I got a new job

More to come…

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Rainy training day

I did training indoors with all three dogs yesterday. The weather outside is off and on rainy and I got home late.

First up was Murphy my foster dog. We worked on the down command. Yep, 4 years old and working on down.

Next was Wyatt, who was over-excited. He might be too immature for the retrieving portion of the training. He flung the dumbbell all around and then tried to chew it. But we did get some successful retrieves. We also worked on the go out which he is great at. Finally I tried some heeling exercises that may or may not work. I’d been looking up some things online to see what I could do to get them more animated and lagging less.

Finally, I worked with Oakley. Worked on the same things as Wyatt. He did OK, but on the heeling portion, as always, he was behind. Though the third go-around he was better.

I might give them all the night off today. I feel a little annoyed today and it’s not a good idea to train when I’m feeling like this.