I am so excited to report that Ziva, aka Z-Evil One, my NOVICE A dog, has attained the requirements for the German Shepherd Dog Club of America Performance Award of Merit (PAM). The GSDCA presents this award in recognition of those dogs that are competing in multiple performance venues, demonstrating the incredible versatility and intelligence of the German Shepherd Dog. To be eligible for this award a dog must have completed titles in three (3) different performance areas; Obedience or Rally, Herding, Agility, Tracking, or GSDCA-WDA Working Dog events. One of these titles must be from the most advanced level of training. All PAM award recipients are recognized annually in October in the GSDCA Review as well as being eligible to be presented in the parade of greats at the nationals. The GSDCA also provides a plaque for PAM recipients listing all titles earned to the date of the application
Ziva earned her Tracking Dog Excellent title (TDX) and Companion Dog title (CD) in 2015 and her Agility Course Title (ACT) in 2016. Additionally Ziva also has her Rally Excellent title (RE), Beginner Novice title (BN), passed the Herding Instinct Test (HIT) and has 1 Herding Tested Sheep (HT) leg. She is also a Canine Good Citizen (CGC). Ziva is enthusiastically preparing for her Variable Surface Tracking (VST) test, with hopes of earning her Champion Tracker Title (CT), by having passed all 3 tracking test levels (TD, TDX & VST). Her work ethic, devotion and desire to do whatever I ask of her inspires me to do more and makes me honored to be her partner.
Alta-Tollhaus Ziva CD BN RE TDX ACT1 HIT CGC – -My Bestie !!!
Congratulations Ziva. You’ve made all of us GS lovers and owners proud. You are one great dog!!
Thanks for the kind comments Jane. Which fur baby is yours and from what litter? You should post 🙂
My Nikko (Alta-Tollhaus Nikkos) will soon be 6 yrs old on July 16th. His Sire is VA Xbox del Precision SchH 3, KKL1a LBZ and Dame is U-CH Wally com Haus Kirschental TD, RN, CL1-F. The titles are off his original papers so mom and dad may have more titles, etc. I’ll have to get some new pictures of him and post soon (maybe on his birthday?). He is a lovely Black and Red, a good boy, smart, intelligent, and truly a family member. Oh, did I mention how much we love him?!
Huge Congrats. Ain’t GSDs great!!
Good to hear from you again! How are Blake and Ginger?
Post some pics-would love to see updates-glad that people still check the blog hoping like me that there will be posts 🙂
Congratulations!!! What a huge accomplishment! You guys are an inspiration
Thanks. It is amazing all the things she has been able to do with a novice trainer. Good thing she is so smart 🙂