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August 14th, 2017 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Agility – Ziva’s 1st year

Hard to believe it was just a year from ACT 1 to Excellent for this team new to agility. On to Masters! Good girl Ziva!

She always tries everything I ask of her.  She has been an amazing first competition dog for me as we both work our way through all of these new experiences.

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

Ziva 2016 ACT 1 to 2017 Excellent

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;












“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

















July 10th, 2017 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Libby and Ziva Temperament Test

On May 12th the Iroquois German Shepherd Dog Club of Syracuse NY held a temperament certification during their show.  The testing measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat.

Libby and Ziva all passed with flying colors, earning their GSDCA Temperament Certificate (TC).  The evaluator was impressed by both dogs ability to recover and stay clear headed.

Below are the elements of the testing.

Failure on any part of the test is recognized when a dog shows:

  • Unprovoked aggression
  • Panic without recovery
  • Strong avoidance

Elements of the test include reactions to;

  • Neutral Stranger:
  • Friendly Stranger
  • Hidden Noise
  • Gun Shots
  • Umbrella Test
  • Footing Test:
  • Self-protective/Aggressive Reaction – 3 parts

Subtest Part 1: Non-Threatening – The purpose of this subtest is to test the dog’s alertness to an unusual situation.

Subtest Part 2: Threatening – The purpose of this subtest is to evaluate the dog’s ability to recognize when an unusual situation turns into a provocation.

Subtest Part 3: Aggression – The purpose of this subtest is to evaluate the dog’s protective instincts.

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June 16th, 2017 by Julie K.

Kansas (Hunter x Bailey)

Socializing at the park on a nice Spring day 🙂