This was a Novice title in CDSP (Companion Dog Sports Program).  Everybody should try it.  Each level combines exercises from other venue (e.g., Novice has on-lead heeling, off-lead figure 8, recall over the bar jump, sit or down while handler walks around the ring; Open has a half-length go-out, running broad jump; Utility has back-to-back glove exercise).  Handlers can praise the dogs while working and treat at the end of an exercise.  This helps to get the dogs excited about obedience again.
Raj came home with his title and also that lovely yellow “new title” ribbon.  More important, he had a great time.


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Aiden has another day of Obedience and Rally

Today we went back to the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. This time it was for the South Shore Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trial.

Again Aiden’s first class of the day was Rally Excellent B. There were eleven dogs in the class and Aiden qualified with a score of 98 and 4th place. There was a three-way tie for first place with each dog scoring 100.

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In Novice B Obedience, out of 10 dogs, Aiden qualified with a score of 194 and 2nd place.

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Aiden in Rally and Obedience

Today Aiden was entered in the Cape Cod Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, Obedience and Rally Trial held at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth, MA.

First up this morning was Rally Excellent B. This was Aiden’s first time competing in Rally Excellent. Aiden did an “excellent” job and as usual was his “happy, happy” self.

There were eight dogs in the class and Aiden qualified with a score of 98 (out of 100) and 3rd place.

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Aiden was also entered in Novice B Obedience and this was also his first time competing in this class. Out of 14 dogs Aiden qualified with a score of 197.5 (out of 200) and 2nd place.

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Sophia H litter

Sophia from the H litter (Mattis x Ana) is a little over a year old. I have been doing obedience work with her for several months based on positive reinforcement without treats or toys, and she seems to enjoy that more. This is a clip of her doing recall from long distance, along with stay, down, sit and come and sit to my left side.
I’d like to start her on bite work, but unfortunately I cannot find good trainers around where I live in Western KY.
Sophia also says happy belated birthday to all her siblings:) Hopefully one day she could meet them in person!:)