Libby Earns her CD

Libby finished all 3 legs of her CD in 3 attempts-all scores of 190 or better.

She earned the 1st leg at the German Shepherd Nationals and completed the 2nd and 3rd legs over the weekend at the Syracuse Obedience Training Club trial in New York.

Good girl Libby!

Alta-Tolhaus Sweet Liberty CD, BN, RE, THD, TDIA, CGC.



















Ziva in the News!!!

One of my husband’s friends is a coffee buddy of the editor and apparently men do talk, so some phone calls, emails, some explanations and a lovely photo taken by Andrea came together for the rest of the story.

Ziva’s was featured in an article about receiving her Performance Award of Merit in The Times of Wayne County, a weekly local newspaper.

I am so proud of the kid and all she has done!

I did tell them about Libby too, and was a little disappointed that her accomplishments weren’t mentioned, but I won’t let her read the article and she will get some extra snackies to make up for it 🙂

























Libby and Ziva’s trip to the 2016 GSDCA Nationals – Wednesday 10/12 and Thursday 10/13

Wednesday was a day with no entered classes, so we decided to try something new.  Ziva loves to swim and we have never tried dock diving, so we gave it a shot.  We were able to do a try-it to see if she would go in the pool, that seemed to work ok, so I entered her in the splashes and she ended the day with two  qualifying jumps.


















Thursday was Libby’s day, she was entered in Rally.  She earned her 1st RAE leg with very nice scores of 97 for 5th place in Advanced B and 98 for 3rd place in Excellent B.  Such a good girl!































Thursday afternoon, it was back to try more dock diving.  5 qualifying jumps are needed to  title and  with Lynda’s help holding Ziva , she earned her final legs for her Dock Novice  title!






















Thursday night Barb was arriving from Florida to help celebrate Ziva’s  GSDCA Performance Award of Merit achievement.  More importantly, as far as Libby was concerned, she was there to see her since Barb’s  Syd and Libby basically grew up together on this blog and both have such LARGE personalities and as everyone knows Libby is the QUEEN after all 🙂