These are the chronicles of two Shetland Sheepdogs and their adventures in rally-o, obedience, flyball, agility, tracking and therapy dog work.
Also including information on raw feeding, canine epilepsy, positive training, and lots and lots of Sheltie hair!




Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008: A Year in Review ... Sheltie Style



The boys had a GREAT year, accomplished many new things, and had a lot of fun.

2008 accomplishments ...

Gio
- finished his CARO Rally-O Advanced title with Cum Laude
- earned one leg of his CARO Excellent title
- tracked a lot more this year than last, and can now handle a long track with 2 corners
- continued visiting his ladies at the retirement homes as a therapy dog and volunteered at many demos and booths for SJA, logging over 46 hours of therapy dog work
- got his Performance Event Number (PEN) from CKC
- earned his CKC Rally-O Novice title
- earned two legs towards his CKC Novice Obedience title

Romeo
- competed his CARO Rally Novice title with Magna Cum Laude
- completed his CARO Rally Advanced title with Cum Laude
- earned two legs towards his CARO Excellent title
- earned his CKC Novice Obedience title
- earned his NAFA FD and FDX flyball titles
- earned his CKC Rally Novice title
- passed his certification test for St. John Ambulance therapy dog, logging 9 hours of therapy dog work
- began training for agility

Our goals for 2009 ...

Gio
- finish his CARO Rally-O Excellent title
- begin working on his CARO C Stream Bronze title
- finish his CKC Novice Obedience title
- begin training for CKC Open Obedience title
- begin (and finish, hopefully) his CKC Advanced Rally title
- continue on with therapy dog work

Romeo
- finish his CARO Rally-O Excellent title
- begin working on his CARO C Stream Bronze title
- CGN test (if there is one offered locally this year, there weren't any last year)
- begin (and finish, hopefully) his CKC Advanced Rally-O title
- continue to train towards competition in agility (master those contacts!)
- continue to train towards CKC Open Obedience title

Thank you for sharing 2008 with us. We hope that you will join us for our adventures in 2009.
All the best in the New Year to you and
your furry family.
Health, love, success, and lots and lots of Sheltie Hair!

5 comments:

Abby and Aiden said...

What a year in review! Happy New Year and more sheltie hair!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Great video! Happy New Year!

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Grrreat year in review. Hope you have a Barky New Year guys. Since we can't have sheltie hair, we'll have to settle for lots of collie hair.

Essex & Deacon

Simba said...

Happy New Year!

wags,

Simba

LucyandWalter said...

Hi there,

Just stumbled across your blog while googling CARO rally stuff and thought I'd say hi. I love how your dogs do so many things, and are therapy dogs to boot. Awesome :-)

Lovely video. That is some face on Gio; he looks like a wise soul. Romeo is pretty cute too!

Cheers,

Lisa

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