These are the chronicles of two Shetland Sheepdogs and their adventures in rally-o, obedience, flyball, agility, tracking and therapy dog work.
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

SKOC Obedience Trial

Thank you to everyone for the crossed fingers and positive thoughts! It sure paid off, Gio did wonderfully today!

I had him entered in two obedience rounds at the SKOC trial. He qualified both with scores of 191.5 and 189.5. Not his finest work, a little sloppy in some portions of the heel and forgot a few sits, but other than that it was really nice looking! And he nailed BOTH long sits! The mats weren't all that slippery this time around, and I was able to position him on a seam where two mats met for extra traction. That earns him his CKC Novice (CD) title, with an extra round as "gravy".

Here is a video of the 191.5/200 round. Thanks to Jae for filming for me.



As a whole, our club (Hub City Kennel and Obedience Club) made a great showing at the trials! We had five dogs entered and all earned legs today, with two (Gio and Lily) earning their CD titles. Here is the happy bunch ...

From left to right: Liz with Cairn Terrier Lily, Elaine with German Shepherd Dog Harley, Gisele with Miniature Poodle Katie, Dayna with Shetland Sheepdog Gio, and Jeannette with Cairn Terrier Piper.

Elaine and Liz are entered in more rounds tomorrow, so here's hoping they do just as well tomorrow as they did today! Good job, everyone!

And a neat little tidbit, the two Cairn Terriers, Lily and Piper, are related. Piper is Lily's dad. So the whole family was in on the winning today!

11 comments:

Winnie said...

Yay, congratulations on the new title! I'm so glad Gio pulled off his long sit :)

Kim said...

That is great news! Congratulations :)

Cool Design Shelties said...

Great news and congratulations on the new title :o) Well done :o)

/Bente

Lian said...

WOW! Congrats! Well done Gio!

Winterdark said...

Gratulations Gio! I hope you got lots of cuddles and cookies!
Bolo
http://peiinthelife.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Congratulations! The video was very cool to watch, as Katie and I (Katie is a Sheltie) are considering Rally and/or Obedience. She won't stand and let someone touch her yet though, I see that Gio did that really well! Gio was SO focused on you! Great job!

Sara said...

That's great news! Gio did awesome! Congrats!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Congratulations on Gio's CD! Awesome job - his attention is so good! We're completely jealous!

CanyonView Shelties said...

Congrats Gio & Dayna, Nice job! I was glad to make it to watch.
Brenda

Marie said...

Congratulations on Gio's new CD! I'm glad things turned out so well, for you two and all your friends!

Anonymous said...

GREAT WORK GIO. and (pawmom) - Congratulations to all

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