Long-Dangerous Tails

German Shepherd Dogs and their people.
July 16th, 2017 by Lynda

Paw Palooza – Day 2

Today was day 2 of Paw Palooza and the Cape Cod Kennel Club was holding another dog agility demonstration. My mother and I went to the event early this morning with Aiden. We helped set up the agility equipment and get ready for the demo at 10:00am. Jack had to work today, but since this is an animal event and only two towns over from Harwich, he was able to come over for some community policing.

While Jack was still at the event we were approached by a gentleman who wanted to meet Aiden after seeing him in the demo. Turns out that he is looking for a GSD puppy. As we were  explaining how important it is to find a good breeder he told us that he lives in Michigan. What a coincidence!! We, ofcourse, told him Aiden was from Michigan and gave him all of the AT contact information.

…..we are still waiting for some business cards from you Julie!

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Outside of the tent of the dog trainer who has used Aiden as the test dog for CGC and TDI we saw this poster. One of the pictures is of Lark, Aila, and Aiden.

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Have a great summer everybody!

See you next time!

 

 

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July 15th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at Paw Palooza!

Today at the 2nd annual Paw Palooza members of the Cape Cod Kennel Club participated in a dog agility demonstration. No ribbons or titles for anyone here…this was just for fun! This was a way to introduce people to the sport of dog agility and how important it is for the dog and human to work as a team. It was a warm but cloudy day and there were crowds of people with dogs and children. We had a great time.

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This video was taken by someone Jack works with on a cellphone. It is very out of focus however we found it interesting to listen to the announcer and the crowd.

After the demo we walked around the various booths. Aiden makes friends wherever he goes. DSC04509

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July 15th, 2017 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Ziva at the Western Lakes Training Club Agility Trial

After picking up 3 trick dog titles the day before,  Ziva was was entered June 9th and 10th at the Western Lakes Training Club agility trial in Buffalo, NY.

On Friday she finished 2 titles in one day!  She qualified on Friday in Excellent standard , but no one was available to video the run 🙁

Her second class of the day was Jumpers and she qualified with a first place.  The video of that run is posted below.

On Saturday, she was moved up to Masters.  In standard she had an excellent run, but I got her in a bad spot coming off the A-Frame and she knocked a bar, so no Q.

In Jumpers she qualified with a 3rd place and her 1st PACH points!

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July 15th, 2017 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Trickster Ziva

We always knew that Z-Evil one has many tricks up her sleeve, but now there is proof 🙂

On June 8,  Libby and I were asked to help with a Canine Good Citizen Test for our club as the meet and greet dog, so Ziva also tagged along.   At the end of the CGC testing they were doing testing for the new AKC Trick Dog title, so I signed up Ziva along with Libby.

Ziva has her CGC, so she needed to do 5 tricks from the novice tricks list.  Each trick needs to be done twice.  We chose; get in the box, walk on a balance beam, get your dish, Hand signals only for down, sit or come-She did sit, and hold for 3 seconds.  Ziva performed all 5 tricks for her Trick Dog Novice title (TKN)

Some of Ziva’s novice Tricks;

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The next level is Trick Dog Intermediate.  They need to perform 10 tricks from the intermediate tricks checklist.  As in novice, they need to perform each trick 2 times.  We chose;   carry a basket, catch,  fetch and give. Interactive canine treat game,  Find it, Go to place, Hand signals only-3 in a row ( Sit, down and stand), Leg weave, Paws up and pray and Pushed a button to turn on a light.  Ziva performed all 10 tricks to complete her Trick Dog Intermediate title (TKI)!

Some of Ziva’s intermediate Tricks;

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We were on a roll and all of the silly tricks and games I have played with Ziva over the years were paying off, so we decided to try the advanced test.

For Trick Dog Advanced they need to perform 5 tricks from the advanced tricks checklist.  These tricks only need to be performed once.  We chose the following; spin right and left, Place chin on the ground, Down on command from a distance, Pick up and take toys to the toy box and agility weave poles.

Once again, Ziva did all the tricks and passed for her Trick Dog Advanced title (TKA)!

 

One of Ziva’s advanced tricks-chin on ground;

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“Z-Evil Trickster” with her new title ribbons.

PAM Alta-Tollhaus Ziva VCD1 (CD, NAP, NJP, TD), BN, RE, TDX, AXP, AJP, ACT1, DN, HIC, TDI,TC, CGC, TKA

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July 15th, 2017 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Trick Dog Libby

On June 8,  we were asked to help with a Canine Good Citizen Test for our club as the meet and greet dogs and am happy to report that all of the CGC dogs tested passed!  At the end of the CGC testing the evaluator was also doing the new AKC Trick Dog testing and asked if I wanted to try the test.  I had heard about it, but was not really sure what was involved.   I was assured they already knew enough that they would be able to do novice, so why not!

Libby has a CGC, so she needed to do 5 tricks from the novice tricks list.  Each trick needs to be done twice.  We chose;

  1. Getting in a box
  2. Walking on a balance beam
  3. Getting on a platform with all 4 feet
  4. Hand signals only for down, sit or come-we did down.
  5. Hold (an object in their mouth for 3 seconds)

Libby passed her Trick Dog Novice (TKN) class with flying colors and was ready for more so we looked at the tricks for the next level and decided to go for it!  Below are Some of her novice tricks.

 

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For the Trick Dog Intermediate (TKI) test, they need to perform 10 tricks from the intermediate tricks checklist.  Again, they need to perform each trick 2 times.  Libby selected the following tricks;

  1. Catch
  2. Game (the dog needs to figure out an interactive canine treat game)
  3. Go find (I hid and she found me)
  4. Hand signals (stand, sit, come, down, must do any 3 in a row)
  5. Push button-Libby activated an “easy button.”
  6. Shell game (found a treat under 1 of 3 cups)
  7. Sit pretty
  8. Wave good-bye
  9. 6 Weave poles
  10. Go to your place (her place mat from 10 feet away)

Some of her Intermediate tricks.

 

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Libby successfully completed all 10 tricks to pass her Trick Dog Intermediate (TKI) test!

Alta-Tollhaus Sweet Liberty CD,BN,RA,FDC,THD,HIC,CGC, TKI

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