Category Archives: APDT

I’m Here for a Good Time

We attended our second APDT rally trial this weekend. Despite it being a 2-in-1 trial (two trials on the same day), there was no chance of earning a title. Just legs towards future titles. So I went in with a … Continue reading

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Training Agenda

January is Train Your Dog Month sponsored by APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers). Even though there is rarely a day that goes by when I don’t train with Risa, I decided to set myself a goal of training Risa … Continue reading

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Struggle

It seems no matter how hard I work, focus is still an issue for Risa. While it’s true that I really only realized the depth of this issue once we started competing regularly, it’s always been a problem. I remember, … Continue reading

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Accomplishments

I know it seems a bit early to be celebrating a year’s accomplishments. It’s not even December yet! But we’re done trialing for the year so it seems like an appropriate time to recap the year and commend all the … Continue reading

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Awesome Dog is Awesome

I finally have an answer to one of the questions that’s been plaguing me for a while: Does Risa enjoy rally? After her last AKC competition, I wasn’t sure. I decided to try a new venue to see if trialing … Continue reading

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