Category Archives: AKC

Ocho

Tuesday the 15th marked Risa’s 8th Gotcha Day. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been together so long. She has plenty of toys and other things so I decided we’d take a day trip together to celebrate it. She’d done … Continue reading

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Testing 1. . .2. . .3

You can learn a lot from failure. When you trial your dog you learn what you know and figure out what you still need to work on. No surprise for us, Risa’s lack of focus is still a huge issue. … Continue reading

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Excellent

When Risa and I started training for rally 6 or so years ago, I never thought we’d get this far. She was never particularly attentive during the exercises and I always joked that maybe I would try rally with her … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It

Risa’s Birthday was Thursday. She is now 9 years old (not that she’s even beginning to act her age). I usually buy her something nice for her special day and this year was no exception. Though I didn’t buy her … Continue reading

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Unprepared

I would like a do-over on this weekend. However, since Ctrl + Z only works on my computer, I’ll just have to take it as a life lesson and move forward. I entered Risa in an AKC rally trial. This … Continue reading

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