Steve was entered in the PNW regional show this last weekend in Boise. After not being in the ring for a good one and a half years I was so happy with how he did. He showed nice in the ring with the handler and his off leash portion with me was excellent and so much fun! Steve got first place in LSH working males. I plan on showing him again in the Spring.
Also this weekend Steve earned his AD title. Attached are some photos from the weekend including some of his bite work practice.
My boy Steve just returned home. Since March he has been training with Leithawald team overseas. While he was there he earned his BH, IPO1 and IPO2 titles. I am so thankful to have this opportunity and I am so proud of Steve!! And I am so happy to have him home. There was a noticeably empty place in our home without Steve there. He is a very special, once in a lifetime dog!
I have a trip to Boise planned to meet some awesome trainers to help get him ready for his show and breed survey in October. Exciting times ahead, I can still hardly believe all this is happening. I am so thankful to Julie for making this possible for us. I should say also how impressed I am with Steve’s breeding. His temperament is truly ideal. I brought him home after him being gone for six months and it was like he had never been gone and we just picked right back up where we left off. He is still the same lovable Steve. The following are all pictures from his first few days back home. And if you ever want to see more pictures of him I have his entire life on an Instagram account @stevetopdog
I just got Steve’s pictures back from the national show this Spring and wanted to share them. We did this show the year before and he took third place in his class, needless to say I was overjoyed when he placed first this year! Such a cool experience – we are so proud of our little guy 🙂
Alta-Tollhaus Ulfr “Steve” – Hunter x Juno Nov.2014 litter
Introducing Alta-Tollhaus Michigan “Mika” – pronounced Mee-ka. She is one of ten pups from the M litter born mid June. I have been talking to Julie about getting a female for awhile now but didn’t think it would happen so soon- well circumstances aligned and here she is! Better yet, another AT puppy is also residing in Washington state and those puppy parents were kind enough to transport Mika home 🙂
Mika has been with us for a week now and is such a wonderful puppy!!! She loves her crate and is super fun to train. We have a puppy tug/flirt pole for her that we take out a couple times a day. I also give her a treat every time she looks up at me (she is picking up on that really quick) She loves working for treats and dinner. I have been luring her into sits, downs, heeling, etc, basically everything I want her to do as an adult in modified puppy version. We do this for a few minutes several times a day and she just loves it! As you can imagine, I’ve been taking a ton of pictures of her. Below are some of my favorites, and look her ears were up by the end of the week (though I’m sure they’ll go down and up again)! This is Mika at 8 and 9 weeks old.
Mika shares her new home with a 7 year old shepherd named Lexi and with Steve, a almost 3 year old from Alta-Tollhaus who you can find on this blog 🙂