Nola is turning into an amazing retriever. She was easily doing 100+ yard retrieves in the water and on land she’s super fast. She would have made an amazing hunting companion.
Liam is still gaining his water legs but he made great stride. He’s swimming well and was retrieving nicely. He has the best offlead heel I’ve seen in quite some time.
Lastly, Jules went swimming for her first time. She did very well – no awkwardness or splashing about as many puppies do. All-in-all I was very happy with the pups.
Congratulations to Posy, Liam and Nola for all graduating basic obedience classes.
It has been a number of years since Jon, Posy’s owner, has trained a dog in obedience – where he earned a High in Trial on a Daschund. He’s made the transition to “Chessie” ownership quite nicely and Posy is doing fabulous with her training.
Nola’s owners, Glen & Kristin, haven’t taken a formal obedience class before, having trained their last Chessie themselves. They knew as soon as they got Nola that she is one smart dog that would need a little more direction. They took my advice and enrolled her in puppy classes and are glad that they did. Nola is a lot of puppy with lots of drive and between obedience classes, daily walks and weekly swims in the ocean, Nola is becoming a good canine citizen. Good girl, Nola!
Sylvia, Liam’s owner, has been doing a fabulous job attending obedience classes with him. After puppy classes, Liam went into basic obedience like a real champ. He’s a rising star in his class and the instructors often comment on how well he’s doing. He’ll soon be taking the AKC CGC (canine good citizen) test/certification. Good luck, Liam! We look forward to your success!
I’m proud to report that “Risk” obtained his AKC Junior Hunter title this weekend in Mississippi. He was flawless the first day. The second day, he decided to add his own ‘style’ to the retrieves but in the end he got the job done.
Risk now has his UKC Started Hunting Retriever and AKC Junior Hunter titles. He also has one major in conformation. Onwards to Seasoned and Senior and obtaining that show Championship.
Congratulations to Connie on a job well done handling Risk to his Hunt Test titles!