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Don’t miss the summer fun in LAKEBAY WA!

 The Boston Terrier Club of W Wa still has room in the Summer Agility Trial.

You know how I like all things vintage. Well this trial celebrates the long history of AKC all breed agility on the Key Peninsula. Just like it was “back in the day” this is a one judge (Paula Ratoza) trial held outside on grass at Volunteer Park in Lakebay WA August 5, 6 & 7.

Friday starts around noon and is Excellent/Masters only—STD then JWW then Premier STD and finally Premier JWW. The park has a family movie showing on Friday night should you be among the dry-campers staying over at the venue.

Saturday we start with FAST (Excellent-Masters/Open/Novice) then Excellent STD, Excellent JWW, Open STD, Open JWW, Novice STD, Novice JWW. After the trial is done for the day we will have an agility B Match (need not be entered in trial but since we have have only deer fencing around the rings your dog does need a good recall) and the judge’s dinner which is a potluck barbeque

Sunday we start with Time 2 Beat to get the folks going then Excellent STD, Excellent JWW, Open STD, Open JWW, Novice STD, Novice JWW.

When we publicize the event, we let the public know we have vendors so feel free to bring whatever you sell even if it is not dog related. You can also organize a swap and shop with your friends if you are clearing out cupboards!

You can enter on line at www.akc.org using the “my AKC” function or download a premium here and mail it in with check before the trial closes on July 22 at 6pm.

There is dry camping at the site for $15 a day paid to the club—there are a few places in the trees for tent campers and a large field above the baseball field for RV’s and overflow parking. Camping next to the field is reserved for trial staff.

Safe Travels Theresa and the cardigans

B Match – Obedience/Rally all breed – Labs in Renton

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The Lab club is holding a B/OB Match in Renton at Carco Park (also know as Cedar River Park and just off Hwy 167)  on June 18th.

Here is the link to the flier and you will definitely want to read it thru for all the details like who to send entries to and the schedule for the day, as well as, the handy map to the location.

As I understand it the Confirmation B Match is labs only. The Obedience and Rally OB Match is all breed. Please remember that this is an AKC event so rules about equipment and corrections  apply while you are on the “show grounds” You may download the match rulebook from the AKC.org site.

 

 

We hold the match in the park (waterpark, community center, ball diamond) in Renton just off 405 at the Maple Valley exit… don’t remember the name offhand.

 

 

Fun Match -Obedience/Rally all-breed-Newfies in New Location

Just a reminder that the  Newfie fun match still has room

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016

Outside, rain or shine!

New Location! 22117 – 40th St. E, Buckley, WA 98321

Obedience – pre-registration: first run $11.00, additional runs with same dog $9.00

Rally – pre-registration: $6.00 per 5 minute ticker

Newfoundland Conformation – pre-registration: $8.00

Pre-Registration must be received by Wednesday, June 8th

Questions: Contact Michelle Fuqua at mfuqua@centurylink.net

Download the flier here 2016 NCS Fun Match Flyer

AKC-Agility-Chuckanut Summer trial

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One of my favorite trials is opening soon. This is just in from the trial secretary Marian Snapp.

The premium for the summer trial held at the NW WA Fairgrounds in Lynden, WA is available at www.chuckanutdogtraining.org.  Online entries available at R2Agility when the trial opens.

We’re looking forward to having Jan Skurzynski and Dale Mahoney of Idaho judging for us. Four Premier classes are offered – JWW Friday night, STD Saturday afternoon, and JWW and STD on Sunday. Friday evenings runs, as usual, are Exc/Masters only for the STD and JWW courses.

Our great volunteer lunches will be back for this trial. Yeah! Also, check the premium for information on the Oxford Inn & Suites that is the host hotel for July’s trial participants.

If you have questions, please contact me at agilgolden@comcast.net or call 360.305.0593. We hope you will join us in July. Marian Snapp

Dr. Patti Schaefer is back on her feet

canisport logoDr. Patti Schaefer took a bit longer to get back to her vet practice than she had planned but she is finally back on the road to see her patients —just in time for the summer dog sport season. Patti is still recovering the stamina and strength you need do battle with the traffic in our area so her on-site clinics in Olympia, Tacoma and Kent have been limited in the number of returning clients she can see. Patti wanted me to pass along her heartfelt thanks at all the support the community sent her way as she recovered from her surgery to fix her broken hip.

Dr Patti’s availability at Family Dog Training Center in Kent is located on their website at  http://www.familydogonline.com/dr-patti-schaefer/  Email office@familydogonline.com  with your first two choices to be put on the schedule.

For her Tacoma and Olympia availability contact Patti directly here: www.Canisport.com

 

Agility-Fund Raising

This has been flying around the FaceBook but is such a great cause it bears repeating! Hurray as the drawing is June 24th!agility a go go

Do you need a competition TEETER in your backyard? Afull size teeter has been generously donated by Agility A Go Go and Ric Travis to be raffled off. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will benefit our two local PNW junior handlers, Emma Hughes and Gabi Loesch, heading to Slovakia this summer to compete on Team USA for the European Open Junior competition. You can buy tickets from either of the girls.

1 for $5

4 for $10

10 for $20

Emma has a paypal link set up   PayPal.Me/EmmaAgility Please add “Teeter Raffle” in the comments.

Gabi has a GoFundMe link https://www.gofundme.com/agilityadventure Please add “Go Go Gabi” in the comments.

 

 

 

Seminar–Mental Skills for All Dog Sports

So how well did you do last weekend at the dog show or agility trial or obedience trial or, heck, even a fun match??

If your dog sports competitions aren’t quite as successful or fun as you would like perhaps you might like to join the Mental Skills Training For Competitive Canine Handlers seminar at Family Dog Training Center in Kent Wa on April 16 & 17 with Brenda  Riemer, Ph.D..

Brenda is not only a sports psychologist, she is also a dog sport competitor with championship and High in Trial canine team mates.

Saturday: What is competition; Why we get ring nerve; Skill training; Ways to reduce stress; Use of imagery; Exercises for all participants

Sunday: the working spot teams will do a complete run thrus with Brenda coaching them. the Auditors will play judges, steward, audience and get to see Brenda’s teachings in action.

All the working spots have been taken for the seminars but there are plenty of auditor (attending without a dog) slots left. Brenda has exercises in the seminars for both those with and without dogs. Saturday & Sunday Auditor $150 / One Day Auditor $85

Online Registration: Register

More information and paper registration: docx pdf

National Puppy Day!!

For National Puppy Day I give you a selection puppy pics  on my slide show

Paulett and Dobby at BTCWW New Years 2016
Paulett and Dobby at BTCWW New Years 2016
Rottis love Starbucks--they taste like chicken??
Rottis love Starbucks–they taste like chicken??
Storm Behan on the day we met.
Storm Behan on the day we met.
Ronin the mastiff
a Giant Schnauzer at 12 weeks I think
one of Bridget & Bernie’s Giant Schnauzers as a puppy 

 

cocker puppies kissing
cocker puppies kissing
Birdee the pem waiting at a trial
Bridee the pem waiting at a trial

 

basset buffet!!
basset buffet!!
Althea at 9 weeks--at 13 1/2 yo she is sleeping like that again.
Althea at 9 weeks–at 13 1/2 yo she is sleeping like that again.